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Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

Indlægaf Michael » 20. dec 2011, 20:17

Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

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Todd Crew var bassist for bandet "Jetboy" og "The Drunk Fux." Gruppen Jetboy var et hard rock eller “glam rock” band der blev dannet i 1982. Omkring 1984 spillede Jetboy regelmæssigt ved The Rock på Broadway Street i San Francisco. Bandet fik en moderat succes i Los Angeles, specielt på Sunset Strip og skrev en pladekontrakt med Elektra i 1986. Elektra droppede dem før de udgav et album og derefter underskrev de konrakt med MCA. Crew blev fyret fra bandet i 1987 på grund af hans overdrevne hang til druk og blev derefter en “guitar roadie” for Slash og Guns ‘n’ Roses.

Todd's situation blev forværret eftere han blev fyret fra bandet. Hans drikkeri blev værre og vennerne begyndte at blive bekymrede for hans helbred da stofferne også begyndte at vise deres effekt. Todd Crew døde af en overdosis på Milford Plaza Hotel i New York af en overdosis ved en fest hos Slash og pornostjernen Lois Ayres.

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Der har været meget spekulation omkring Todd Crew’s død. Nogle mener, at Slash stadig var hos Todd da han døde, men gik i panik og forlod værelset. Nogle historier lyder, at Todd døde i Slash's arme. Slash har indrømmet at han gav ham heroin, men siger at dosisen ikke var stærk nok til at dræbe ham. Et par ting er der ikke uenighed om, nemlig at Crew befandt sig i en nedadgående spiral af alkohol/stof-misbrug, samt at han havde drukket i 18 timer i træk før han fik heroin, meget af den tid var han sammen med Slash. Slash var også den, der ringede 9-1-1, og sagde at Todd blev blå i ansigtet.

Slash og medlemmer af bandet fastholder at da de vendte tilbage til værelset fandt de Todd bevidstløs og ringede til 911 med det samme.

Jetboy’s største succes kom i 1988 med “Feel the Shake,” der nåede #135 på Billboard hitlisten.

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Re: Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

Indlægaf Michael » 20. dec 2011, 20:21

"Todd, all of twenty-one years old, died in my arms," said Slash, of Guns N' Roses.

Throughout his recently published biography, Slash describes Todd Crew, of Jetboy fame, as his drug addicted best friend--the best friend he fervently tried to protect, but in the end, could not keep away from the thrill of the rock star lifestyle.

Slash paints a picture of Todd as a pushy dope fiend, dragging him through the streets of New York to score heroin and other drugs. He explains that the day of Todd's death he had tried to thwart his drug use but was "overruled."He claims that, while later that night he did inject Todd with heroin, he only did so because he could "tell it wasn't strong at all" -- performing the injection with the intent of regulating how much heroin Todd was given.

Slash further goes on to say that Todd must have been shot up later by a fellow party go-er because "what I gave him wasn't strong enough to cause what happened."

However, Todd's former band mates and the members of a recently reunited Jetboy believe something entirely different happened that night.

I sat down with Jetboy who were close friends of Todd Crew, to get the band's opinion on the death of Todd, and the comments made by Slash about the rock band Jetboy.




Marion Pierson: In Slash's' biography he says he stayed with Todd while everyone left, and that "he died in his arms". I understand you were told different information?

Jetboy: Absolutely...Slash is a liar and he knows it. The few people that were there that night knows what really happened and that Slash is 100% full of sh*t. Todd OD'd twice that night, we were told. The first time Slash didn't even bother calling 911. After they revived him for a minute, everyone freaked out, being high on dope; and left (Slash included).

When they came back, Todd was dead. That's when Slash finally called 911 -- when it was too late. It's a perfect alibi: "I wasn't here. When I got back Todd was dead."

Slash only cared about saving his own ass from criminal charges; which is exactly what happened. Slash walked away with no repercussions.

MP: So you're saying that Slash killed Todd?

Jetboy: Todd was killing himself, but Slash definitely aided him in his demise. Just read what he wrote In his book. This is what we believe happened.

Todd, on arrival, was "fucking drunk," according to Slash, at his hotel at 7am. Todd had just broken up with his long time girl friend and was distraught.

Slash took him to a Western Union so he could get money to buy heroin.

Slash bought a bottle of Jim Beam (Todd's choice of booze), after Todd can't even stand up straight, and as he was falling down, drunk .

Slash shot Todd up with heroin after Todd was, according to Slash in his book, "in no state to be messing with drugs."

Slash and Todd went to the movies, where Slash smuggled in a case of beer; and where they continued to drink excessively.

Slash and Todd go back to the hotel where Slash proceeded to shoot Todd up with more heroin (Todd had been drinking for 18 hours straight).

Todd OD'd the first time, and Slash revived Todd temporarily; but Slash then panicked and left instead of calling 911.

Slash comes back to the hotel room, finds that Todd has overdosed again; and finally called 911, after it was too late. Now Slash has the perfect alibi "I wasn't here when it happened."

Jetboy: Slash claims in his book that he was the "only one who did everything possible to keep Todd alive" Well, If your doing everything you can to keep someone alive" the last thing you do is shoot them up with heroin especially if you know that they have been drinking for 18 hours straight. You don't have to be Dr. Drew to know that the combination of heroin with that level of alcohol is going to be bad news.

Slash even said Todd "was in no state to be messing with drugs," but yet Slash shot him up with heroin; and then abandoned him, when he overdosed; instead of calling 911, like he should have. We can't think of a more selfish act. Slash didn't care about anything but saving himself from criminal charges. Don't forget that Slash has a proven track record of freaking out in these types of the situations and not taking responsibility.

If you read the Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, you will see that Slash freaks out and panics when Nikki Sixx OD' d, and did nothing to help. He was even screaming Todd's name while it happened. Bottom line: Slash is a coward, and it bothers us that Slash walked away with no repercussions; after enabling and providing drugs and alcohol to someone as he said was "in no state to be messing with drugs."

Slash knows the truth and he will have to live with the choices he made and the lies he told and is still telling to this day. He lied to us, he lied to the police, he lied to Todd's friends and family, and he lied to his fans in his book.

We think that Slash is in such denial that he probably believes his own "BS" because he has been telling these lies for so long. And to think he calls Todd all through his book, "my best friend'? That is more Bull sh*t.

MP: I'm sure you've checked out Slash's' biography. Were you surprised when he labeled you guys "poseurs"?

Jetboy: "That's like the whole irony of everything when he says 'they [Jetboy] weren't as transparent' which is what I believe he says, because we had a singer with a 'Mohawk' the first thing that comes to mind is, 'f*ck you.'

That's not how it was back then and if you did feel that way then why did you do shows with us, and have both bands hang all the time. At the time, we backed each other up --the two bands were very close. The reason he said that in the book is because he wanted to put us down. It's what Slash has done ever since, because of the situation that happened with Todd; starting when Jetboy fired Todd, up to his passing away, which was six months after he was let go from Jetboy.

MP: Slash says in his book that you [Jetboy] kicked Todd out of the band, and replaced him with Sam Yaffa from Hanoi Rocks with little or nor discussion. Why was Todd kicked out of the band?

Jetboy: We did fire Todd from the band. It was the choice we made after many talks with him over his alcohol abuse. When Todd joined the band, he was not a very big partier: wine coolers was his drink of choice.

As time went on and the band started to do well Todd's drinking got worse and ended up with a bottle of Jim Beam everyday.

Before we let Todd go, our manager at the time approached Guns N' Roses to ask if they would join us to have an intervention and get him help. Their answer was, 'he's fine, you guys just don't like to party as much?'

After our last attempt to talk with Todd, who ended up with no change, we then made the decision to let him go. Our management then contacted Sam Yaffa, and he was into the offer. Sam was in, Todd was out. This is where the feud began and it would never be the same between Guns N' Roses and Jetboy ever again.

Right after Todd had been fired from Jetboy, things got really ugly between both bands - not all of the members; it was really just three of them. When we would see each other out at clubs or shows, it was just a bad vibe. Even friends, the G 'N' R hanger-oners, would give us attitude.

It amazed us on how people just involved themselves with other people's business when they had no fucking clue what went on. And what the real fucked up part is, none of those people really knew the real Todd; the guy who was a good friend, smart, loving, caring; and who came from a very good family. All they knew was that Todd loved to party, and that's really sad.

MP: Slash also says that you stole Todd's equipment and refused to give it back. Any truth to that?

Jetboy: What happened was we had gotten an advance from Elektra records and each member bought some new gear. When Todd was fired, our manager let him take everything but the gear the label had just paid for. He got all his stuff back other than a new amp or something Second, this was not our choice, nor were we Involved in it. Our management did all this. What's funny about this part of Slash's twisted little fairy tale: in his book, maybe two years later, Guns N' Roses fired their original drummer Steven Adler for drug abuse and they had Matt Sorum already set up to replace him.

They then had Steven sign a contract which forfeited all his earnings from the day he was fired onward. We've always wondered what amount of money that added up to.

We bet it was way more than some bass gear. So again, who the f*ck is this guy to judge us with something that Is none of his business ? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Look what his band did to his high school buddy Steven.

MP: Did Slash know Todd had a problem with heroin? Wasn't that why Todd was kicked out of the band?

Jetboy: The first thing Is, Todd did not have a problem with heroin, he had a problem with alcohol. Todd would dabble in drugs, but his choice was booze. So when they scored dope it was Slash who was the experienced one and was a dope user. He says this in his book. To think that Slash is looked up to by so many people out there is fucking disgusting.

MP: Slash talks about a Goth band being there when Todd overdosed. Do you know who that was? Anyone Famous?

Jetboy: This we don't know anything about.

MP: Slash also alludes to possibly scoring the heroin that killed Todd at Chosei Funahara's [bass player of the Plasmatics] house. Do you know anything about that? Would you blame Chosei in any way had that been the heroin that killed Todd?

Jetboy: This Is something we are not to sure enough to comment on.

MP: Did Todd parents sue Slash? If so, what happened with that?

Jetboy: I don't think so. It says In the book they had him investigated; but after Todd was fired, we had little, then no contact with Slash or Todd's parents from then on.

MP: Did you ever see a police report about this?

Jetboy: No, but it sure would be interesting to see. With how things are today, twenty years later, I'm sure many questions about Todd's death could be answered.

MP: What would you say to Slash if you saw him today?

Jetboy: Hmmm, that's a tough one for us. It would be nice to have something positive said about Todd after all these years and drug stories, at the end of all this we lost a good friend who just took things a little to far and could not handle it. As for Slash, shame on you for going down this road twenty years ago with who you considered your best friend and for all the sh*t you've said about Jetboy on your way to the top and back down, f*ck you ! Why don't ya say it to our faces ? Again, because he is the same coward now that he was back then.

By Marion Pierson. Courtesy of indiemusicreviews.net

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Re: Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

Indlægaf Michael » 20. dec 2011, 20:31

My Todd Crew Story- by Turmoil

When I first met Todd in 1984 he had a broom in his hand sweeping the floor at The Rock on Broadway in San Francisco. His swagger was intact (natural and unnatural ) even before he had realized his rock n’roll epitomized status. Dressed in all black with rubber pants (that had the tread visible and intact), Todd said his band was “Jetboy” and asked me if I would take a listen to a demo. Soon thereafter Todd was my roommate and great friend. His band ,Jetboy ,had their choice of shows at The Rock on Broadway and were quite popular within the scene. The Mabuhay Gardens was alive and Todd and would catch the punk acts. Todd was shy and always seemed a bit mystified by my over the top style. This made for a great partnership. One night myself, Todd and Johny Thunders were partying at the Mab and I hit the singer from Kix in the head with an errant ashtray. We all went to Oakland for an after party that if you remember you weren’t there….. Todd ( and numerous girlfriends named Jetgirl ) were great party animals but Todd had a heavier issue with intoxication. Todd partied while doing music. Live shows, rehearsals, recordings etc… . He indulged like the Reign indulged and we admired him for that. Todd and I partied in Hollywood with good frequency. We’d be hitting the strip or him stopping by my pad at Houdini’s mansion guesthouse on Laurel Canyon. Todd became the toast of the strip like he was in S.F., as Jetboy got signed to MCA. Then Todd got the ax by Jetboy. It was a ruthless move that we all resented. Todd had always been the James Dean rock guy that everyone loved and now the streets hated the Jetboy guys for tossing Todd out. Todd was replaced by Sammi from Hanoi Rocks but Jetboy was never the same and never happened. Todd went out on tour with G & R as a guitar roadie for Slash and soon I got the word from New York that Todd was dead. This pissed me off because of the way it happened I ran into Steven Adler at the “bow and he told me they all loved Todd and not to be pissed at G & R .I told him ”f*ck that”. (Adler is a nice guy and wasn’t involved ). I told Todd’s dad Gordon I hated those LA fucks while we walked at Todd’s funeral. Todd’s death was the beginning of the end of an era. I’ll mourn his death forever.

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Re: Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

Indlægaf Michael » 20. dec 2011, 20:50

Del James interview:

The other name tattooed on me was in memory of Todd Crew. Todd was the bassist and the heart and soul of a band called Jetboy. Todd just exuded cool and people gravitated towards him. I was fortunate that he accepted me and we became gang tight. He and I ran a lot and I wish I had known back then what I know now. See, Todd was drinking way too much, and please understand that people like myself and Todd and West Arkeen were always far worse alcoholics than drug abusers even if technically drugs are what took those two fellows out. Did we take copious amounts of drugs? Sure and it didn’t matter what it was. If someone had coke, we snorted coke. Pills? We swallowed them then asked what they were. Heroin? Bring it on. My thing was speedballs. But we drank lethal amounts of booze every day. From Night Train to Jim Beam and everything in between, there was not a day that went without us drinking excessively, waiting for the blackout. We would drink instead of eating and pissing blood was not at all unusual. Recently in the error-filled Stephen Davis GN'R book "Gonna Watch you Bleed" the author paints Todd out to be the worst junkie out of the lot. I don't know who he got his information from but you're dead fucking wrong! I was living in an apartment with one of the scene's biggest dealers, and no it's not Izzy Stradlin. If Izzy was running low, he would come by and cop. Me and Billy McCloud from the Prodigal Sons lived there with this other dude who shall remain nameless and that place got so out of control that my friends forcibly evicted me and moved me into Hell House, okay? Fucking high is an understatement. Todd would come by and we'd get high but he was never a full-blown junkie. He wasn't pawning sh*t or stealing or doing anything dishonourable. He was a problematic soul who'd recently been kicked out of his band for being too much of a drunk and sure he enjoyed drugs. We all did. A bit too much but that's irrelevant. We were all wild and in our early twenties and we weren’t afraid of anything. Being an alcoholic was a badge of honour. We wore it proudly. And stupidly. I wish I could have been more responsible and mature. I wish I could have been a better, smarter friend.

When I move out of the dope apartment, my heroin use declines drastically. So did Todd's. We didn’t consciously set out to get clean per se but just by not being there, dope wasn't around 24/7. Could Todd still have been using without me? Sure but I was with him a great deal of the time drinking. That's what we did. We fucking drank! He stayed wherever I stayed, either Hell House or later on in apartment I shared with Duff and the mother of my children, Debbie Woodworth. Todd and I often talked about going to go cop some dope or coke but talk is cheap, especially when yer broke.

When he and I went to England with GN'R in June of 1987, we were both clean in terms of heroin usage. We were drinking like animals and would take any substance you put in front of us but by no means was Todd the strung out junkie that Davis made him seem. I was fucking appalled by the ugly, inaccurate lies Davis spewed. You weren’t there. f*ck you motherfucker! You and whoever gave you your information don't know what the f*ck you're talking about.

What kills Todd Crew is his non-stop alcohol intake, depression over losing his girlfriend and band, Slash not handling Todd's overdose properly, and yes, obviously the heroin. When Todd arrived in New York, he had to be carried off a plane by Josh Richman. Todd hooks up with Slash and some dudes from LA and they cop. If Todd had been using heroin regularly, like -I believe in my heart of hearts he was not, then $20 or $40 worth or however much they bought, which back when we were using would have no been no big deal, becomes enough to kill him because his body couldn’t handle it. And it fucking does.


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Re: Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

Indlægaf Michael » 20. dec 2011, 20:54

Duff McKagan's sang "Man In The Meadow er en hyldest til Todd Crew:

Man In The Meadow :

Extra extra read all about my
Loss of sanity
I have often wondered what my
Life really means to me
Wasted days and broken dreams
Let it all slip away from me
And if you pick up the pieces of
A broken man, you'll find a
Fan of the family
Yeah the family


Chorus
Now you're all alone
In the meadow
Sedate your lonely soul
With the man in the meadow
No need to telephone
When you're out in the meadow
Cause you live your life alone
With the man in the meadow
And me


Saw a friend of mine
Guess he just didn't see me
Looked into his eyes
And he walked right through me
He lived a life of alibies and
Broken ties that set him free yeah
free, yeah free


And why'd this dream fade so
Fast
And why am I lookin' towards
The past to set me free
From me and my family
My family yeah yeah


Set down beside your grave
At peace with God and the holy
Slave
We're gathered here to shed
A tear
And think about our goddamn mortal
Years
You had your start
You made your mark
And then you turn around
And leave us in the dark, f*ck
In the dark


Chorus

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Re: Todd Crew (1965-1987) - Bassist for Jetboy

Indlægaf Michael » 11. okt 2013, 17:24

Jetboy: "Slash is a liar and he knows it." on Todd Crew OD.

Jetboy says: "Slash is 100% full of sh*t."



The reunited band Jetboy recently spoke to Indie Music Reviews . net and had plenty to say about former Hollywood party friend, and former Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash.

“Todd, all of twenty-one years old, died in my arms” – Slash


Throughout his recently published biography, Slash describes Todd Crew, of Jetboy fame, as his drug addicted best friend- the best friend he fervently tried to protect, but in the end, could not keep away from the thrill of the rock star lifestyle.

Slash paints a picture of Todd as a pushy dope fiend, dragging him through the streets of New York to score heroin and other drugs. He explains that the day of Todd’s death he had tried to thwart his drug use but was "overruled." He claims that, while later that night he did inject Todd with heroin, he only did so because he could "tell it wasn’t strong at all"- performing the injection with the intent of regulating how much of the drug Todd was given. Slash further goes on to say that Todd must have been shot up later by a fellow party goer.

"What I gave him wasn’t strong enough to cause what happened," says Slash.
However, Todd’s former band mates and the members of a recently reunited Jetboy believe something entirely different happened that night.

I sat down with Jetboy, who were close friends of Todd Crew, to get the band’s opinion on the death of Todd and the comments made by Slash about the glam rock band Jetboy:

indiemusicreviews.net In Slash’s biography he says he stayed with Todd while everyone left, and that "he died in his arms". I understand you were told different information?

Jetboy: Absolutely…Slash is a liar and he knows it. The few people that were there that night know what really happened and that Slash is 100% full of sh*t. Todd over dosed twice that night. The first time, Slash didn’t even bother calling 911. After they revived him for a minute, everyone freaked out and left, Slash included. When they came back, Todd had over dosed again. We believe they found Todd dead. That’s when Slash finally called 911- when it was too late. It’s a perfect alibi "I wasn’t there. When I got back Todd was dead." Slash only cared about saving his own ass from criminal charges, which is exactly what happened. Slash walked away with no repercussions.

indiemusicreviews.net So you’re saying that Slash killed Todd?

Jetboy: Todd was killing himself, but Slash definitely aided him in his demise. Just read what he wrote in his book. This is what we believe happened:
Todd arrived "fucking drunk," according to Slash, to his hotel at 7am. Todd had just broken up with his long time girlfriend and was distraught, so you know he was not thinking clearly. Slash took him to a Western Union so he could get money to buy heroin. Slash buys a bottle of Jim Beam (Todd’s choice of booze) after Todd can’t even stand up straight and is falling down drunk. Slash shoots Todd up with heroin after Todd is, according to Slash, "in no state to be messing with drugs." Slash and Todd go to the movies where Slash smuggles in a case of beer and they continue to drink excessively.
Slash and Todd go back to the hotel where Slash proceeds to shoot Todd up with more heroin (Todd had been drinking for 18 hours straight at this point.) Todd over doses the first time, and Slash revives Todd temporarily, but then panics and leaves instead of calling 911.
Slash comes back to the Hotel room, finds that Todd has overdosed again, and finally calls 911 after it’s too late. Now Slash has the perfect alibi: "I wasn’t here when it happened."

Jetboy: Slash claims in his book that he was the "only one who did everything possible to keep Todd alive." Well, if you’re doing everything you can to keep someone "alive," the last thing you do is shoot them up with heroin, especially if you know that they have been drinking for 18 hours straight! You don’t have to be Dr. Drew to know that the combination of heroin with that level of alcohol is going to be bad news. Slash even said Todd "was in no state to be messing with drugs," but yet Slash shot him up with heroin and then abandoned him when he overdosed instead of calling 911 like he should have. We can’t think of a more selfish act. Slash didn’t care about anything but saving himself from criminal charges. Don’t forget that Slash has a proven track record of freaking out and not taking responsibility in these types of situations. If you read the Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, you will see that Slash did nothing to help when Nikki Sixx over dosed. He was even screaming Todd’s name while it happened! It just bothers us that Slash walked away with no repercussions after providing drugs and alcohol to someone, as he said, who was "in no state to be messing with drugs." Slash knows the truth, and he will have to live with the choices he made and the lies he told- and is still telling to this day. He lied to us, he lied to the police, he lied to Todd’s friends and family, and he lied to his fans in his book. We think that Slash is in such denial that he probably believes his own lies because he’s been telling them for so long. And to think he calls Todd his "best friend’ throughout that book.

Jetboy: That’s like the whole irony of everything. When he says, "they [Jetboy] weren’t as transparent," which is what I believe he says because we had a singer with a "Mohawk." The first thing that comes to mind is "f*ck you". That’s not how it was back then and if you did feel that way then why did you do shows with us and party with Jetboy all the time? At the time, we backed each other up, the two bands were very close. The reason he said that in the book is because he wanted to put us down. It’s what Slash has done ever since, because of the situation that happened with Todd; starting when Jetboy fired Todd, up to his passing away six months later.

indiemusicreviews.net Slash says in his book that you [Jetboy] kicked Todd out of the band and replaced him with Sam Yaffa from Hanoi Rocks with little or no discussion. Why was Todd kicked out of the band?

Jetboy: We did fire Todd from the band. It was the choice we made after many talks with him over his alcohol abuse. When Todd joined the band he was not a very big partier, wine coolers were his drink of choice. As time went on and the band started to do well, Todd’s drinking got worse. He ended up drinking a bottle of Jim Beam every day. Before we let Todd go, our manager at the time approached Guns N’ Roses to ask If they would join us in having an intervention for Todd. Their answer was, "He’s fine. You guys just don’t like to party as much". After our last attempt to talk with Todd (which ended up with no change) we made the decision to let him go. Our management then contacted Sam Yaffa and he was into the offer. So Sam was in, Todd was out. This is where the feud began and it would never be the same between Guns N’ Roses and Jetboy after that. Right after Todd had been fired from Jetboy, things got really ugly between both bands. Not all of the members. It was really just three of them. When we would see each other out at clubs or shows it was just a bad vibe. Even the G N’ R groupies would give us attitude. It amazed us on how people just involved themselves with our business when they had no fucking clue what went on! And what the real fucked up part is, none of those people knew the real Todd, the guy who was a good friend, smart, loving, caring, and who came from a very good family. All they knew was the Todd who loved to party, and that’s really sad.

indiemusicreviews.net Slash also says that you stole Todd’s equipment and refused to give it back. Any truth to that?

Jetboy: We had gotten an advance from Elektra records and each member bought some new gear. When Todd was fired, our manager let him take everything but the gear the label had paid for. He got all his stuff back other than a new amp or something. Secondly, this was not our choice, nor were we involved in it. Our management did all of this. What’s funny about this part of Slash’s twisted little fairy tale in his book is maybe two years later, Guns N’ Roses fired their original drummer Steven Adler for drug abuse and they had Matt Sorum already set up to replace him. They then had Steven sign a contract which forfeited all his earnings from the day he was fired onward. We’ve always wondered what amount of money that added up to. We bet it was way more than an amp. So again, who the f*ck is this guy to judge us? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Look what his band did to his high school buddy, Steven.

indiemusicreviews.net Did Slash know Todd had a problem with heroin? Wasn’t that why Todd was kicked out of the band?

Jetboy: The first thing Is, Todd did not have a problem with heroin, he had a problem with alcohol. Todd would dabble in drugs, but his choice was booze. So when they scored dope, it was Slash who was the experienced dope user, he says this in his book. To think that Slash is looked up to by so many people out there is fucking disgusting. We actually went to Todd’s parents and asked them for help. Todd’s mom flew down to L.A. and brought Todd back to the bay area to get him into rehab. Unfortunately, Todd Bailed and went right back to the Guns N’ Roses house where his heroin use continued.

indiemusicreviews.net Slash talks about a Goth band being there when Todd over dosed. Do you know who that was? Anyone famous?

Jetboy: This we don’t know anything about.

indiemusicreviews.net Slash also alludes to possibly scoring the heroin that killed Todd at Chosei Funahara’s, bass player of the Plasmatics house. Do you know anything about that? Would you blame Chosei in any way had that been the heroin that killed Todd?

Jetboy: This is something we are not too sure of enough to comment on

indiemusicreviews.net Did Todd’s Parents sue Slash? If so what happened with that?

Jetboy: I don’t think so. It says in the book they had him investigated.

indiemusicreviews.net Did you ever see a police report about this?

Jetboy: No, but It sure would be interesting to see. With how things are today, twenty years later, I’m sure many questions about Todd’s death could be answered.

indiemusicreviews.net What would you say to Slash if you saw him today?

Jetboy: Hmmm, that’s a tough one for us. It would be nice to have something positive said about Todd after all these years and all these drug stories. At the end of all this, we lost a good friend who just took things a little too far and could not handle it. As for Slash, shame on you for going down this road with your "best friend" Todd, and for all the sh*t you’ve said about Jetboy on your way to the top and back down. f*ck you! Why don’t you say It to our faces?

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