Our favorite top-hatted rocker, Slash, talked to the Huffington Post about his upcoming movie, Nothing Left To Fear. The movie will come out with an album of the same name.
“It’s a simple story where less is more. It’s not an action movie. We’re exploring the environment of the macabre – of what’s in the dark. What we can’t see. That’s what’s intriguing about it. Chainsaws are just brutal. I wanted to expose the weird twisted nature of the characters and society. I wanted to do something that goes back to what I think is really scary.” Slash says he is a huge fan of gothic and sci-fi authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ray Bradbury.
“My natural tastes have always been dark… not that I’m a dark person, but I’m drawn to things that aren’t necessarily soft and fluffy. When I was a kid, I bought a Grateful Dead record because of the skull on the cover, not knowing what kind of music was inside.”
Slash says he’s the same way when it comes to his music: “My real passion has always been the more dark, sexy kind of rock. “Whole Lotta Love” is one of the nastiest, most sensuous songs ever recorded. Black Sabbath brought the texture of horror to music in a melodic, fantastical way. Rock’n'roll and the darker side of things just naturally go together, in heavy metal especially. Even the Stones have dabbled in the darkness. The heavier the music, the more they paint with that satanic brush.”
Nothing Left to Fear and it’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on October 4th, 2013.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles