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Staged Fight: That Time Slash's Eternal Guitar Solo "Upset" Michael Jackson

Remember the time Slash overstayed his welcome during a live appearance with Michael Jackson? We didn't either—until we stumbled upon this wacky video.

In the clip, which you can check out below, it seems as though Slash reeeeally doesn't wasn't to get off the stage—and doesn't want his guitar solo to end.

Meanwhile, an "outraged" Jackson keeps dancing, hoping Slash will take the hint ... but he doesn't. Jackson even sidles up to the guitarist and tells him (OK, screams at him) to stop playing, to no avail. Next, Jackson's crew gets involved, and Slash fights them off!

Obviously, this event was staged—a total fake. We all know Slash is a humble guy and one of the nicest personalities in rock. Either way, the clip is enjoyable in its own deranged way.

Thoughts? If you have anything to add, let us know in the comments.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.