(And yeah, I’m just skipping over that whole Velvet Revolver interlude.) Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash appeared on the Tonight Show last night to promote his new solo album’ which has been getting decent but mixed reviews. All the same, it’s possible he was less than thrilled with the venue. When he performed at the end of the show, it was hard not to notice the rocker was sporting an “I’m with Coco” pin. NBC did notice and did their best to avoid camera shots that included peripheral areas like Slash’s chest, but that proved to be a little harder than cutting out Presley’s hips back in the days of Ed Sullivan.
So, Leno is the supposed victor in the Late Night Wars, but he’s so widely reviled he has guests promoting his rival on his own freakin’ show. Meanwhile, Conan is about to embark on a 30-city tour that’s effectively sold out, and his internet presence is taking off in a big way. It looks like Conan might have the last laugh after all. Actually, if he gets any laughs he’ll be doing a lot better than Leno these days.
Picture courtesy of I’m with Coco.