SLASH SAYS TESLA'S FRANK HANNON WAS "DREAMING" WHEN HE ACCUSED GUNS N' ROSES OF RIPPING OFF HIS BAND
Everybody has been talking ever since Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon accused Guns 'N Roses of ripping off an early track for the GN'R classic "Patience". But Slash wasn't having it.
He went on his Facebook page and wrote: "I heard that one of the guys from Tesla claimed GN'R stole 'Patience' from them. I'm assuming he's smoking super crack. Or dreaming out loud. I didn't hear the actual interview so I won't jump to conclusions based on hearsay. I'll just make emotiphants!"
Hannon also clarified the comments he made by saying: "The demo of 'Better Off Without You' is a song in 'D' and it does the 'D/F#-to-G' chord change in it. This is also the same type of change that GN'R used at the end of 'Patience' and also the same change that John Lennon uses in 'Imagine'. I do not seriously feel that we wrote 'Patience' in ANY WAY. The song 'Patience' is a great song they GUNS N' ROSES wrote themselves, and it is only the end part that has any similar part to the guitar chords we used. I apologize for any controversy or disrespect I may have projected in my joking around about this."