And Finally

Slash remembers the naked Bowie of his childhood

By | Published on Wednesday 29 August 2012


Slash once discovered his mother naked with David Bowie, he’s revealed to Aussie radio station Triple M. And before you think the one time Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist has gone a bit crazy, his mother, Ola Hudson, was a costume designer who worked for various music stars, including, in the mid-1970s, Bowie. And during that time Mrs Slash and the Thin White Duke had a bit of a romantic fling, Slash now claims.

Talking about his late mother, who died in 2009, the NME reports that Slash said: “My mom started working with David professionally at first. I’m pretty sure that’s how it started. Then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that. She did his wardrobe for his whole Thin White Duke period and ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ movie that he did. She did all that and he was around for a while”.

Slash was about eight at the time, and he adds: “He was always over – they were always together. I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective was limited. Looking back on it, I know exactly what was going on! When I look back on that whole combination of people, I can only imagine how freaky it was”.