Guns N' Roses and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash joined Piers Morgan on Wednesday for a primetime exclusive interview. The legendary musician talked with Piers about his music, his battle with drug addiction and his iconic style.
In 1996, at the pinnacle of their success, Slash left Guns N' Roses and ended his friendship with lead singer Axl Rose. Recalling their last verbal exchange, Slash said, "I think the last word, basically it was just that 'I'm done.'" When asked by Piers if there was a possibility for the band to reunite, Slash responded, "I don't think it's a matter of that, it really isn't."
"I think you've got a situation where nobody involved wants to revisit - it's not just me," said Slash, "It's the whole, you know, the whole band. And so I don't think there's a price tag that anybody's going to put in front of us that's going to make that work, you know?"
Also on Wednesday, business executive, author and Mitt Romney supporter, Jack Welch joined Morgan for a quick sit down. On topic was Romney's strategy to present his work at Bain Capital as an example of job creation. Welch agreed with Piers that a private equity company does not intentionally buy a company "to create jobs, they buy it to turn it around and make a profit." Welch remarked, "I think making the job creation argument was not the smartest case to make."
However, Welch did not dispute the effectiveness of private equity as a creator of jobs.
"But creating jobs that last, durable jobs in a forward, quote, 'economy', that's what private equity does," said Welch. "I have been involved with him [Romney] over 10 years now, 12 years, we have not had a busted company. We've taken broken companies and taken them forward and they are now flourishing. So you do - you don't create scads of jobs, but you create good paying jobs in a continuing industry."