Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash had no idea who Robbie Williams was when he first met the British pop superstar.
The London-born rocker admits the pair were firm friends for a while, but ended after the Angels hitmaker's cut down on his partying.
Slash says, "This guy comes up and says: 'You're Slash, right?' And he goes: 'You're from (British town) Stoke-on-Trent; I'm from Stoke-on-Trent!'
"I'm thinking: 'Who is this guy?'"
"We started hanging out after that but then he got sober and I didn't see him for a long time."