GUNS 'N ROSES legend Slash has conquered his addictions to drink and drugs - but he still enjoys alcohol on a more moderate scale.

The Velvet Revolver guitarist is no longer dependent on booze to get him through each day, unlike his need for cigarettes.

He says, "I've kept the booze and cigarettes. But when you say booze, automatically Jack (Daniels) on the rocks comes to mind. But I'm not like that at all anymore.

"I know I have to watch my s***. I never want to go back to that place where I have to have a Jack and Coke in the morning just to get my hand steady. No way."

30/09/2004 09:24