Updated Wednesday, January 26
Last week we told you that Slash issued a big "F*ck You" -- the Cee Lo Green kind, not the Gwyneth Paltrow version -- to Glee. Show creator Ryan Muprhy responded this week in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid.”
Ryan's snark came after Kings Of Leon denied the use of their music on Glee, to which he replied:
"Fuck you, Kings of Leon. They’re self-centered assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”
Hmm. So it's becoming clear that Ryan Murphy likes to throw tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants. Not so charming, is it?
You won't be hearing any Guns N' Roses Browadway'd-up on Glee anytime soon if Slash has his way. When the Glee team approached him and other members of the seminal band to ask for use of some GNR tunes, they flat-out turned down the offer.
Then, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Slash let it rip.
"Actually, we got asked about that once already but it got turned down. In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee. Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough…. When Grease came out I was like, 'Oh, c’mon, give me a break.' Actually, I look at Grease now and think: Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art."
Who knew Slash was such a drama queen (which is perfect for a cameo on the show)? Should he reconsider?