"You know, you go through a lot in this business. And I was raised in an environment that was conducive to that lifestyle. My father was a graphic designer. He used to design album covers and things like that. And my mother was a clothes designer. She used to date David Bowie in the mid '70s and designed his costume for his Thin White Duke tour. So I was raised in an environment where that was part of the culture. While I'm still no angel, I'm a lot cleaner than when I was younger."
Slash, Livewire, 19 July 2001