In the wake of recent rock and metal biopics, from Elton John and Queen to Mötley Crüe turning “The Dirt” into a movie, it seems like every big name in the genre is adhering to this fad. Everyone except for Guns N’ Roses, who seem to have no interest in doing that for the moment.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Slash states most biopics are just overblown versions of what actually happened:
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It’s very rare that you see a [biopic] movie that actually feels genuine.
I just don’t see it happening anytime in the foreseeable future. I’ve just never been able to envision how you’re gonna get it. It’s one thing to try and find actors who represent the people in the band, but the other thing is with all the sort of theatrical depictions of life in the music scene and the everyday life of musicians and all that kind of stuff.
It’s always some fabricated, overexaggerated, fucking bullshit; it’s very rare that you see a [biopic] movie that actually feels genuine. And so I don’t even wanna be a part of all that. I just don’t think that it would be done real justice. I’ve seen a lot of bad [biopics] and they freak me out. … I think the best ones are the ones that are a story that’s almost fictional — that are based off of somebody.