Slash wears an ‘I’m With Coco’ pin on Jay Leno’s show

“I’m with Coco” pin visible at 3:03 at the top of the screen for a brief moment

Former Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash was the musical guest on last night’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In a sneaky show of Conan O’Brien solidarity, Slash wore a button on his leather jacket that read “I’m With Coco,” featuring an icon of the redheaded displaced Tonight Show host. Apparently, NBC tried to blur out the pin during the broadcast.

Slash pulled off the ultimate act of defiance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night — dude rocked a Team Coco pin on the air during his performance at the end of the show.

Though it appears NBC tried to edit around the Conan O’Brien support symbol, a few shots of the pin still managed to make air.

[From TMZ]

Gawker, who has been loudly siding with Conan throughout this entire late night fiasco, was giddy to see the pin on the show.

Did Slash really wear an I’m with Coco pin on The Tonight Show last night? NBC doesn’t want you to know, but it’s true.

When Slash was booked to perform on last night’s Tonight Show, NBC surely didn’t think he would show up wearing an I’m with Coco pin. But, he did. Slash went on Leno’s show to proudly and somewhat brazenly show where his loyalties lay in the Late Night Wars.

As expected, Leno’s crew worked around the problem and did all they could do make sure that Slash’s pin didn’t get much camera time. In fact, it only made this brief cameo in the performance.

[From Gawker]

I think Jay Leno and NBC should expect more scenarios like this. There are still a lot of people out there who miss Conan and think that the was he was treated was really lame. When this all went down, I was hoping that many A-listers would refuse to go on the show with Jay, but that didn’t happen. Stars need to promote their projects, regardless of who’s sitting in the late night chair and how they got there, and the fact is, Jay’s ratings are now beating Letterman again. But I hope people won’t forget how Jay got “his” show back, and the very funny and hard-working guy who is now unemployed as a result. And shame on NBC for trying to block the pin out.


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  1. Rianna says:

    I freaking adore Slash. He is the coolest dude ever!
    I remember my cousin in the like early early nineties or possible late eighties (I was about 6 – 7? lol) had a Rolling Stone cover of him, he was holding his guitar, with a cigarette sticking out of his mouth and his hair was all over the place, you couldn’t see his eyes or anything.
    I remember my cousin was SO into him lol and me as a 7 year old girl, wanting to play guitar so bad after seeing that cover. For my very next birthday I got a guitar and the rest is history lol!

    And Slash loves Coco… of course!

  2. Jazz says:

    Yes!! Go Slash!

  3. Feebee says:

    Love it.

  4. Loser1 says:

    Slash rules!

  5. Ade says:

    Oh my gosh, who cares about this anymore. I though Conan had his funny moments, but there is a reason why Jay is number one again. I can’t believe people are still talking about it. If Conan is really as talented as everybody thinks, he should have no problems getting a new show and making tons of money.

  6. Sarah says:

    Slash is AWESOME!!!

  7. Brooke says:

    Yes, Ade, there is a reason Jay is number one – the resounding lack of taste in comedy from which the majority of Americans seem to suffer.

    I do think Conan will come back better than ever, since even you can admit that “everyone thinks [he’s talented]”, but the fact remains that he moved his whole family from one coast to another chasing his dream job, and then ten minutes into it, he got canned because Leno’s legion of “loyal” fans were somehow disinterested in seeing him at another time slot.

  8. LolaBella says:

    ^^ What Brooke said.

    I hope more of Jay’s guests will take a cue from Slash and express their support for Conan in this manner, even if they are contractually FORCED to appear on Jay’s show to shill their latest product.

    Thanks MSat. This post brought back so many great musical memories for me – GnR, Velvet Revolver, STP, Slash performing with Michael Jackson on the song Give In To Me…back in the days when music was about talent and not a crappy formulaic manufactured product.

    Good Times.

  9. Kelbees says:

    Yay! Maybe it’s because I’m still half asleep, but this makes me all kinds of happy!

  10. Wow says:

    Ha ha. Slash rocks.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I love it. Too funny, and how lame of NBC to try to blur it out.

  12. kaligula says:


  13. buckley says:

    Stupid….I’m with Coco too. But guess what, I’d try not to disrespect the show and host that let me play my outdated music…

  14. Renee says:

    What a riot! Slash rocks! I love that he wore that pin!

  15. Cath says:

    Wow. He’s so with Coco that he played on Jay Leno. Ballsy.


  16. Anne says:

    I think he only went on the show so he could wear his pin. LOL!

  17. EMV says:

    oooo what a rebel…lol

  18. Tia C says:

    I’ve been on Team Jay through this whole stupid fiasco, but that is FUNNY.

    @ Ade: You’re right. If Conan was really all that talented, he’d still be on TV.

  19. Annicka says:

    I don’t get all his Jay hate. Conan isn’t funny, Jay is. What the hell?

  20. GatsbyGal says:

    @Annicka – You’re…you’re kidding, right? The only people who have ever thought Jay Leno was funny were the elderly, middle-aged suburban parents, and Jay Leno. Which category do you fall under?

    Conan all the way.

    And really, no matter WHO is funnier, it’s still INCREDIBLY shitty the way Conan was treated. There’s no denying that.

  21. Kate says:

    Wow, I’ve finally seen the first 3 or 4 people to be on “team Jay”. And here this whole time I’ve been thinking they didn’t exist!

    I love this, I agree with #16 😉

  22. snapdragon says:


  23. Kim says:

    BUT he took the paycheck of being on Leno. This is what we call selling
    out =(

  24. Ruffian9 says:

    That’s AWESOME

  25. Ironhead says:

    Sweet action – that’s Todd Kearns playing bass for Slash now. Used to be the lead singer of a wicked band in the early 90s called Age of Electric here in Vancouver – very cool guy. I heard he moved to Vegas a few years back – we played in the bar scene at the same time. Good to see he’s still active.

  26. Whitey Fisk says:

    GatsbyGal, I’m a middle-aged suburban parent and I take offense to the implication that I think Jay Leno is funny.

    The elderly and Jay Leno think Jay Leno is funny. So you got 2 out of 3.

    And Annicka’s just being ironic. I hope.

  27. Emily says:

    Go Slash! I love this guy-I named one of my guitars after him! I’ve heard him interviewed, and he comes across like a really nice, down to earth guy.