Guitar great Slash once had an offer to join The Stone Roses rejected because the British rockers were not fans of his leather pants, according to former bandmate Aziz Ibrahim.
The 51-year-old reached out to Ian Brown and his bandmates following John Squire's exit in 1996 - the same year Slash quit Guns N' Roses.
Aziz, who enjoyed a brief stint as a replacement live guitarist after Squire's departure, shared his recollection of the incident during a recent interview on the StageLeft podcast, reports NME.com.
"There had been auditions. Slash had offered to play," he recalled. "There was a lot of bitterness and anger and so forth, maybe they wanted to p**s (Squire) off, so they thought, 'Let's get the greatest rock icon of all time.'"
"Slash was in England and his manager wanted to manage the (Stone) Roses," he continued. "They thought, 'Yeah, yeah, we'll get this big rock icon, that would really annoy John.'"
But according to Aziz, the rocker didn't land the job because of his fashion sense: "Then they said something to the affect of, 'We're not going to work with a guy with leather pants, are we?' So Slash wasn't in."
The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has yet to comment on the claims, but Slash played down the rumours in 2010, when he told Britain's The Guardian, "I'd heard of the Stone Roses, but I'd never met them. I think I was probably too busy in Guns N' Roses at the time. Maybe it might have been a good idea."