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Slash Takes Credit -- Incorrectly -- for Broadcasting's Seven-Second Delay

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Slash  is the first to admit that he didn't care much for school, and it's clear he's not up on his broadcasting history.  In the  latest digital issue  of FuseTV's  Backatcha  -- in which rock stars discuss highlights of their band's pasts -- the guitarist tries to take credit for broadcasting's seven-second delay.  That's the feature that lets radio jocks and TV producers "dump" up to seven seconds of audio in the event that some rock star slips with an F-bomb or one of the many other violations of the FCC's stringent rules.

In the  Backatcha  episode, Slash says that he and the rest of his old band Guns N' Roses  were "accepting an award for something and we were just really, really drunk.  That was the beginning of the seven-second rule...for swearing.  The seven-second delay?  We started it.  Every other word was 'f**k this' and 'f**king that.'"

Not quite.  As much as the GN'R guys might have tried to exercise the seven-second delay as often as they could, it was actually invented way back in 1952, before any of them were born.

In other Guns N' Roses news, frontman Axl Rose  will receive this year's  Ronnie James Dio  Lifetime Achievement Award next week, at the  Revolver  Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles, when he'll will join the ranks of past honorees  Rush ,  Ozzy Osbourne ,  Metallica  and  Lemmy Kilmister  of  Motorhead . 

The  Revolver  Golden Gods Awards will be held at L.A.'s Nokia Theater on Wednesday, April 23.

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