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Encyclopedia > Slash (musician)
Slash
Slash performing live with Velvet Revolver
Slash performing live with Velvet Revolver
Background information
Birth name Saul Hudson
Also known as Slash
Born July 23, 1965 (1965-07-23) (age 42)
Origin Flag of England Hampstead, London, England
Genre(s) Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1985 - Present
Label(s) UZI Suicide (1986)
Geffen Records (1987-1996)
Koch Records (1994-2001)
RCA Records (2002-present)
Associated
acts
Guns N' Roses
Slash's Snakepit
Slash's Blues Ball
Velvet Revolver
Website www.slashonline.com
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson Les Paul
Guild Crossroads Doubleneck

Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. Known for wearing an accentuated top hat, he places high in numerous polls and is regarded by some as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. [1] [2] [3] [4] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 873 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum (who also played with rock bands Hawk and The Cult) — plus Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... , Hampstead is a suburb of north London in the London Borough of Camden, located four miles (6. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Uzy Suicide label was created by guns n roses to publish their first record live like a suicide. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Koch Entertainment LP is a North American entertainment company with offices in New York, Nashville and Toronto. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Slashs Snakepit Slashs Snakepit was a side-project formed by Slash in 1994 with former Guns N Roses members Slash on lead guitars, Matt Sorum on drums, Gilby Clarke on rhythm guitars and Dizzy Reed on keyboards. ... Slashs Blues Ball is a blues cover band started by Slash of Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver fame. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum (who also played with rock bands Hawk and The Cult) — plus Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s... The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most recognizable solid-body electric guitar designs in the world. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum (who also played with rock bands Hawk and The Cult) — plus Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s...

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Biography

Early life

Slash was born in Hampstead, an affluent neighhourhood in London, England[5] to a white English father and a Nigerian mother, both of whom were involved with show business. Slash's mother worked as a costume designer for David Bowie, and his father was an artist who contributed live ensembles to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. When Slash was nine he used to visit Iggy Pop in a mental asylum.[6] Slash was raised in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, until the age of 11, when he relocated to Los Angeles, California with his parents in the mid-1970s. He was given the nickname "Slash" by a family friend according to whom Saul "was always in a hurry, zipping around from one thing to another."[7][8] , Hampstead is a suburb of north London in the London Borough of Camden, located four miles (6. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Neil Percival Young[1] OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and film director from Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ...


First steps of an icon

At the age of 14, Slash was given his first guitar by his grandmother. Reveling in the artistry of his hard rock idols, he would spend several hours a day practicing. Eventually, his entire focus was put on music and he made the decision to quit school. In a Rolling Stone article, he remarked:

My big awakening happened when I was fourteen. I'd been trying to get into this older girl's pants for a while, and she finally let me come over to her house. We hung out, smoked some pot and listened to Aerosmith's Rocks. It hit me like a fucking ton of bricks. I sat there listening to it over and over, and totally blew off this girl. I remember riding my bike back to my grandma's house knowing that my life had changed. Now I identified with something.

In addition to Aerosmith, Slash's early influences included AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, and Frank Zappa. This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Rocks is the fourth album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... This article is about about the band. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is an Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948–14 June 1995) was an Irish blues/rock guitarist, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, grew up in Cork City in the south of Ireland. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ...


As his skills improved, Slash became enamored by the hard rock scene on the infamous Sunset Strip. Having both failed auditions to join Poison, Slash and childhood friend, Steven Adler, formed Road Crew in 1983. The band had difficulties retaining members due to their blues-based sound that was entirely different from traditional glam metal. When Slash put out an ad in a newspaper calling for a bassist, he quickly received a response from an enthusiastic Duff McKagan, who would later join Slash and Adler in the famed Guns N' Roses. When Road Crew called it quits, Slash joined a local band known as Black Sheep (not to be confused with the 70's NY-based rock group.) Headed by Willie Bass, the band shared an agent with another upstart group of misfits known as Hollywood Rose. In 1984, both bands opened for Christian metal band Stryper. After the show, Slash and lead singer Axl Rose were introduced to one another by a mutual friend. The two quickly became friends, and several months later, Slash and Steven Adler were asked to join the newly revamped Guns N' Roses, with Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin. The rock scene in LA at that time was hugely incestuous, so it was no surprise that the five like-minded souls would eventually gravitate together. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steven Adler (born January 22, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American rock drummer. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Duff McKagan (born Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964) is an American musician and bassist, who is best known for his thirteen-year tenure in the 1980s hard rock band Guns N Roses. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Hollywood Rose was a pre-Guns N Roses band of singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin. ... Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed in 1983, they are pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian rock music. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Duff McKagan (born Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964) is an American musician and bassist, who is best known for his thirteen-year tenure in the 1980s hard rock band Guns N Roses. ... Izzy Stradlin (born Jeffrey Dean Isbell on April 8, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N Roses from 1985 to 1991. ...


The rise of Guns N' Roses

Gritty, young, and reckless, Guns N' Roses toured bars and opened for larger acts throughout 1985 and 1986. It was during this period that they wrote most of their classic material, including "Welcome to the Jungle", "Sweet Child o' Mine", and "Paradise City". As they pushed their way to the forefront of LA hard rock, the band was approached with several lucrative record contracts. Opting to sign to Geffen, they spent half of their advance on clothes, and the other half on alcohol and drugs. It was during this period that the "Most Dangerous Band In The World" tag was first attached to them. In 1988, Slash remarked: Appetite for Destruction track listing Welcome to the Jungle (1) Its So Easy (2) This article is about the Guns N Roses song. ... Appetite for Destruction track listing Think About You (8) Sweet Child o Mine (9) Youre Crazy (10) Music sample Sweet Child o Mine ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Paradise City is one of the most famous songs written by the hard rock band Guns N Roses. ...

For some strange reason, Guns N' Roses is like the catalyst for controversy, even before we had any kind of record deal.

When Appetite for Destruction appeared in the summer of '87, the hype had reached staggering proportions. A tour with Iron Maiden was canceled when Slash was packed off to Hawaii to kick his drug habit, while Axl ended up in intensive care at an LA hospital after attacking a police officer. When the press saw the album cover - a controversial Robert Williams painting of a girl being raped by a robot - the hype went into overdrive. Thankfully, the music more than lived up to the band's reputation. By 1988, Guns N' Roses scored it's first #1 hit with "Sweet Child o' Mine", a song spearheaded by Slash's memorable riff and legendary guitar solo. In the years following its release, critics and fans continue to hail Appetite for Destruction as a landmark album that solidified Slash's place as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. To this day, many of his riffs and solos are still featured in "best of" lists around the world. With 15 million copies sold in the United States, it is the highest selling debut album of all time, behind Boston. Alternate cover The original, banned cover of Appetite for Destruction. ... Appetite for Destruction track listing Think About You (8) Sweet Child o Mine (9) Youre Crazy (10) Music sample Sweet Child o Mine ( file info) Problems? See media help. ...


In 1988, Guns N' Roses released G N' R Lies, an EP best remembered for its featured single, the acoustic song "Patience". Though this album only had eight tracks (four of which had already been released), it was immensely successful, selling over 5 million copies. After a four year hiatus, Guns N' Roses returned with the epic Use Your Illusion discs. The albums indicated a change in musical direction for Guns N' Roses, including more artistic and dramatic songs like "November Rain" and "Estranged". Songs in this vein, along with ballads such as "Don't Cry", contributed to mounting tensions that would ultimately tear the band apart just a few years later. As Rose expressed a desire to pursue more progressive genres, Slash and McKagan fought to maintain their traditional sound as a punk/blues-based hard rock band. Slash later cited this issue as a key component to his inability to work with Rose on any creative level. G N R Lies is the second studio album released by the hard rock band Guns N Roses in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Dreamgirls, see Patience (Dreamgirls song). ... Use Your Illusion is a Guns N Roses album that is mixed from the Use Your Illusion I & II albums. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ...


Despite the turbulent production of the albums, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II are considered by many to be the band's most ambitious effort. While both discs received lukewarm reviews, critics lauded Slash's work as "sublime". His most acclaimed song is arguably 'Coma', a 10 minute heavy metal ode to his two infamous drug overdoses. In 1991, Guns N' Roses embarked on the 28-month long Use Your Illusion Tour, coinciding with the release of their new albums. Upon completion of the tour, Slash became an American citizen. Use Your Illusion I is the third studio album by hard rock band Guns N Roses. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


After the release of "The Spaghetti Incident?", an album for which he and Duff McKagan had strongly petitioned, Slash began to drift in and out of the band, frustrated by the lack of activity and communication between him and Rose. In the mid-90s, he wrote several songs for what would have become Guns N' Roses' follow up album to Use Your Illusion I and II. Rose rejected the material, leading Slash to form Slash's Snakepit, a side-project that saw support from Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, Dizzy Reed, Mike Inez, and Eric Dover. The band recorded Slash's material and released It's Five O'Clock Somewhere in 1995. Critically, the album was praised for ignoring the conventions of grunge and alternative music. It also fared well on the charts, eventually selling over 1.2 million copies in the United States with little promotion from Geffen. The Spaghetti Incident? is an album by Guns N Roses recorded from the early 90s line up. ... Slashs Snakepit Slashs Snakepit was a side-project formed by Slash in 1994 with former Guns N Roses members Slash on lead guitars, Matt Sorum on drums, Gilby Clarke on rhythm guitars and Dizzy Reed on keyboards. ... Matt Sorum (born Matthew William Sorum, November 19, 1960, in Mission Viejo, California) is a hard rock drummer and percussionist. ... Gilby Clarke is a guitarist, born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 17, 1962. ... Guns N Roses current Keyboard player Dizzy Reed Darren Arthur Reed (born June 18, 1963 in Hinsdale, Illinois), better known by his stage name Dizzy Reed, is the keyboardist for the hard rock band Guns N Roses. ... Alice in Chains Bass Player Mike Inez Michael Mike Inez (born May 14, 1966 in San Fernando, California) is a rock musician. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Its Five OClock Somewhere is the debut album by the rock group Slashs Snakepit, released on February 14, 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


In an attempt to salvage the wreck that Guns N' Roses was becoming, Zakk Wylde, initially of Ozzy Osbourne fame in the late eighties and early nineties, was invited to jam with the band, but both Slash and Wylde agreed that Gn'R did not have space for two of the world's pre-eminent lead guitarists, although they remain good friends to this day. Wylde went back to work with Rose in the studio in the late nineties, but was alleged to have a more efficient work-ethic than Rose, and no recordings transpired. Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wiedlandt on January 14, 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is a lead guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter, best known for his role as founder of Black Label Society and guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...


On October 30, 1996, it was discovered that Slash was officially no longer a part of the band, as lead singer Axl Rose sent a fax to MTV stating he and his former guitarist had experienced several disagreements regarding the band's musical direction, and ultimately parted ways.


A crucial moment leading up to Slash's decision to quit the band occurred when Rose removed a section of his guitar track on a cover of "Sympathy for the Devil". Without his consent, Rose replaced Slash's guitar overdub with the work of Paul Tobias, a friend of Rose whom Slash and the rest of the band vocally disapproved of for years. Additionally, as revealed on a VH1 special, Slash stated that he never truly forgave Axl for his spiteful rant regarding some of his fellow band-mates during a 1989 concert. Sympathy for the Devil is a song by The Rolling Stones. ... Paul Tobias (b. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


After Guns N' Roses

After his departure from Guns N' Roses, Slash focused on his side-project, The Snakepit, playing a few tour dates before disbanding the group in 1998. Over the next decade, Slash would become an in-demand session guitarist, recording music with the likes of Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Insane Clown Posse, Ronnie Wood, Bad Company, Cheap Trick, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Rod Stewart. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... The Insane Clown Posse (ICP) is an American hip hop duo originally from Detroit, Michigan but formed in Delray, Michigan, consisting of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler). ... Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist and best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. ... Bad Company were an English hard rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott the Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer and songwriter born and raised in London. ...


In 2001, he chose to regroup Slash's Snakepit to release his second solo effort, the aptly titled Ain't Life Grand. The album managed to do well on the charts, reaching platinum status. To promote it further, Slash embarked on an extensive world tour with AC/DC in the summer of 2000. Slashs Snakepit Slashs Snakepit was a side-project formed by Slash in 1994 with former Guns N Roses members Slash on lead guitars, Matt Sorum on drums, Gilby Clarke on rhythm guitars and Dizzy Reed on keyboards. ... Aint Life Grand is the second and last album by Slashs Snakepit, released on October 10, 2000. ...


In 1990, Slash collaborated with Michael Jackson on his comeback album, Dangerous. He performed guitar on two hit singles, "Black Or White"(song intro) and "Give In to Me". He later appeared in the "Give In To Me" video with Jackson and performed on special occasions during the massive Dangerous World Tour. In 1995, he appeared on stage with Jackson for the MTV Music Video Awards. Slash also recorded a guest spot on the HIStory album, followed by an appearance on the Blood On The Dancefloor mix collection two years later. In 2001, he once again joined Jackson on stage at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special performing guitar for "Black Or White" and "Beat It". Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Dangerous is an album released by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson in November 1991. ... Black or White was the first single taken from Michael Jacksons album Dangerous, released in November 1991. ... Give In To Me is the tenth track on Michael Jacksons 1991 studio album Dangerous. ... Beginning at the Olympic Stadium on June 27, 1992 in Munich, Germany the “Dangerous” tour was the biggest tour any performer had done, breaking his own record from the preceding “Bad” tour. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Black or White was the first single taken from Michael Jacksons album Dangerous, released in November 1991. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1995, Quentin Tarantino asked Slash to contribute music to his famed adaptation of Jackie Brown. Several Snakepit compositions can be heard throughout the film. In 1996, Slash collaborated with Marta Sanchez to record the flamenco inspired "Obsession-Confession" for the Curdled soundtrack. The song was received well by Smooth Jazz radio stations. Later that year, Slash also played live with Alice Cooper at Sammy Hagar's club Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The show was recorded and released the following year as A Fistful of Alice. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture, the third film directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Marta Sánchez is a Spanish female vocalist. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Cabo Wabo is a nightclub and restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, owned by Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and Montrose fame. ... Cabo San Lucas is a small city at the southern tip of the Lower California Penninsula at 22. ... Fistful of Alice is a live album by Alice Cooper. ...


In 1997, Slash (alongside the late Ol' Dirty Bastard and hit alternative rock band Fishbone) appeared on BLACKstreet's rock remix version of their hit single "Fix". In 2003, he participated in the Yardbirds' comeback record Birdland, released on the Favored Nations label. He played lead guitar in the track "Over, Under, Sideways, Down." In early 2003, Slash also made an appearance at a rally to protest the coming War in Iraq called "Peace on the Beach." Specifically, Slash performed the song "Imagine" by John Lennon. Ed Kowalczyk provided vocals during this performance. Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004) was an American MC known by the stage name Ol Dirty Bastard (often shortened to ODB). ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... BLACKstreet are an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Birdland is a 2003 album by the Yardbirds. ... Favored Nations is a record label started by legendary virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai and former Guitar Center owner Ray Scherr in 1999. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Look up imagine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Ed Kowalczyk (born 16 July 1971 in York, Pennsylvania, USA) is a lead singer for the band Live. ...


In 2002, he reunited with Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum for a benefit/tribute concert for Randy Castillo. Realizing they still had the chemistry of their days in Guns N' Roses, they decided to form a new band together. The band that featured Slash, McKagan, and Sorum also featured former Buckcherry members Keith Nelson and Josh Todd. Later Duff put out a statement that Josh and Keith didn't quite fit with the band, and they added Dave Kushner as rhythm guitar and, after a long search, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. In 2006, Slash performed a guest spot on keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Blood of the Snake covering the 1970 Mungo Jerry hit single "In the Summertime", also featuring Billy Idol on vocals. A video was also made featuring Slash, Billy, and Derek for this song. Duff McKagan (born Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964) is an American musician and bassist, who is best known for his thirteen-year tenure in the 1980s hard rock band Guns N Roses. ... Matt Sorum (born Matthew William Sorum, November 19, 1960, in Mission Viejo, California) is a hard rock drummer and percussionist. ... Randolph Frank Castillo (December 18, 1950 – March 26, 2002) was best known as Ozzy Osbournes drummer in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Buckcherry is a Los Angeles rock band, formed in 1995. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Joshua Todd (born April 04, 1974 in Los Angeles) is the lead singer of Buckcherry. ... David Kushner (born November 16, 1965 in Los Angeles) is a famed guitarist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ... Blood of the Snake is the 5th solo album by keyboardist Derek Sherinian. ... Mungo Jerry is the name of a pop group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. ... In the Summertime is the title of three popular recordings. ... Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955 in Middlesex) is an English rock musician. ...


Velvet Revolver and future endeavors

Slash with Velvet Revolver in Argentina in 2007
Slash with Velvet Revolver in Argentina in 2007

Velvet Revolver began as "The Project", a venture by Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to find a new lead singer. On rhythm guitar, they initially worked with Izzy Stradlin, and they were offered to open for The Rolling Stones but Slash, Duff and Matt wanted to have a lead singer; after this Izzy became less involved. They would find their second guitarist in the form of Dave Kushner, who had previously played with McKagan in "Loaded" prior to this project. For many months, the four of them listened to demo tapes of potential lead singers, a monotonous process (documented by VH1). After many months, Slash and the others were almost ready to give up. However, Stone Temple Pilots had recently imploded, allowing lead singer Scott Weiland to volunteer to record a song with the band. Realizing there was chemistry between each member, Weiland officially joined the band in 2003. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 802 pixel, file size: 359 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 802 pixel, file size: 359 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum (who also played with rock bands Hawk and The Cult) — plus Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s... Izzy Stradlin (born Jeffrey Dean Isbell on April 8, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N Roses from 1985 to 1991. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... David Kushner (born November 16, 1965 in Los Angeles) is a famed guitarist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist. ...

Slash on the cover of Guitar Hero III.
Slash on the cover of Guitar Hero III.

Velvet Revolver played several concerts in the summer of that year and released their first single, "Set Me Free" as part of the soundtrack for The Hulk. In June 2004, they released their first studio album, Contraband. A 19-month long tour ensued, as the album went double platinum and re-established Slash as a mainstream performer. After the tour concluded, he and his bandmates took a lengthy break before beginning work on their second album. In July 2007, Velvet Revolver released the critically acclaimed Libertad, a follow-up to their multi-platinum debut. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hulk (2003) is a movie based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... Contraband is an album by Velvet Revolver, which was released on June 8, 2004 through RCA Records. ... Libertad is the first Spanish album by Delirious?, released in 2002. ...


On May 31, 2006, Slash was joined by Rob Zombie on vocals, another former GNR axeman Gilby Clarke on rhythm guitar, Scott Ian of Anthrax on bass, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee on drums, and surprise guest Ace Frehley of Kiss for a rendition of God of Thunder. The occasion was a one-time supergroup tribute to Kiss for the VH1 Rock Honors Award Show. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965 ) [1]), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American heavy metal, groove metal, and industrial metal musician, film director, and writer. ... Gilby Clarke is a guitarist, born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 17, 1962. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951[1]), better known as Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... God of Thunder is an EP by the band White Zombie. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...


In 2007, Metal Injection revealed that Slash will be a playable character in the highly anticipated Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Slash did motion capture with RedOctane to record his movements for the game, and by beating him in a one-on-one competition (playing an original composition he recorded solely for the game), he will be unlocked as a playable character. Beating him in this challenge will result in the gamer and Slash playing the master track of "Welcome to the Jungle" as an encore song.


In 2007, Slash performed with Paulina Rubio on the hit Latin single "Nada Puede Cambiarme".


On March 12, 2007. Slash and Velvet Revolver paid tribute to Van Halen by inducting the band into the Rock N' Roll hall of fame. The band also played 2 covers.


Slash appears on the cover of Guitar World magazine for their July 2007 issue, the "20 year salute to Appetite for Destruction". The title is "The Cat In The Hat Is Back" and it pictures him holding his guitar with a snake crawling up the neck. The issue also includes a detailed interview with the artist, and what promises to be the start of a new column entitled "The Cat In The Hat".


Honors

Slash won the "Best Guitarist" prize in the 2005 Esky Music Awards in Esquire magazine. A write-up in the magazine announced Slash's win read as follows:

He's who we see ourselves as everytime we strap on an air guitar. The top hat. The hair. The dangling cigarette. The near-death experiences. He'll always be Slash of Guns N' Roses to us, but we also congratulate him for beating the comeback odds with a surprisingly legitimate and vital outfit, Velvet Revolver. link

Accepting the award, Slash has issued the following statement:

This is my first guitarist award ever. It's very humbling. I'd like to thank my parents, and I'd also like to thank everyone I've ever fucking worked with in the music business from the point I started at up until now — the bands I've been in, the sessions I've done, and the artists I've worked with. My wife is at least half of the reason I'm still walking. I'd also like to thank Robert Wolin; he got me to switch from bass to guitar. Thank you. link

In January 2007, Slash was honored with a star on the Rock Walk of Fame; his name being placed side by side with friends and legends Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. Curators for the event described Slash as the following: James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Edward Van Halen (born Edward Lodewijk van Halen on January 26, 1955[1] in Amsterdam, Netherlands), is a guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being leader and a co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen. ...

A guitar god who is most well-known for revolutionizing the way his instrument is played, Slash is idolized for the talent many of his disciples can only dream of discovering. With the launch of the notorious Guns N' Roses also came the introduction of Slash as a musical phenomenon. While G n' R may have faded, Slash has continued to create innovative new groups with unique musical direction, while still collaborating with a variety of other brilliant artists like Michael Jackson and Eric Clapton. link

In 2007, Slash was awarded the coveted title of "Riff Lord" during the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. link


"Welcome to the Jungle" is considered to be one of the greatest hard rock hits of all time. It was ranked #2 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs. In addition, "Welcome to the Jungle" ranked #467 on Rolling Stones' "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Also, it was #764 on Q Magazine's 1001 Best Songs Ever and #26 on VH1's 100 Greatest 80s Songs. Most recently, the song was named the "Greatest Song About Los Angeles" by a poll in Blender magazine.


"Sweet Child o' Mine" placed #37 on Guitar World's list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Solos." It also came in at number three on Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born, and at number 196 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 6 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The introduction's famous D-flat based riff was also voted number-one riff of all-time by the readers of Total Guitar magazine. It was also in Rolling Stones 40 Greatest Songs that Changed the World.


"Paradise City" is ranked #21 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time,[1] #3 in Total Guitar Magazine's list of the 100 greatest solos of all time, and has won various similar awards over the years. It ranked #453 on Rolling Stones' "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".


"November Rain" holds the record for the longest guitar solo in a U.S. top 10 hit. The song is also listed at number 6 in the "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" by Guitar World. Additionally, "November Rain" was voted #1 on the Rock 1000 in 2006, an annual countdown of the top 1000 rock songs by New Zealand radio listeners.


Persona

Slash is notorious for his intoxicated acceptance speech at the 1990 American Music Awards. Upon receipt of Guns N' Roses' second award of the evening, he and Duff McKagan stumbled to the stage appearing very drunk, holding drinks, and smoking cigarettes. Within a span of 20 seconds, Slash managed to curse twice in his slurred speech before being interrupted by a music overdub and positioning of a camera on a curtain with the AMA logo. After the first swear word, an audible gasp was heard from the crowd, prompting Slash to cover his mouth, cigarette and drink in hand, and utter "Oops". When accepting an award the following year, via live satellite feed, a much more sober Slash made mention of the incident, promising to "keep it clean this time". The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


In 1990, a heavy metal video called "Hard N' Heavy" was released containing music, concert footage and interviews. The video included Slash and McKagan appearing with the band Great White at a "Children Of the Night" Benefit concert in LA for abused homeless children, the performance helped raise money for housing to aid the underprivileged.[9]. Great White is an American blues-based rock and heavy metal band. ...


Recent controversy

In March 2006 Axl Rose's lawyer released the following statement: W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ...

In October of 2005 Slash made an unannounced 5:30 AM visit to Axl Rose's house. Not appearing to be under the influence, Slash came to inform Axl that: 'Duff was spineless', 'Scott Weiland was a fraud', that he 'hates Matt Sorum' and that in this ongoing war, contest or whatever anyone wants to call it that Slash has waged against Axl for the better part of 20 years, that Axl has proven himself 'the stronger'. Based on his conduct in showing up at Rose's home, Axl was hopeful that Slash would live up to his pronouncements that he wanted to end the war and move on with life. Unfortunately that did not prove to be the case.

Slash didn't comment on Rose's press release, but a Velvet Revolver spokesperson did promise that Slash would be heard from "within days". Slash's press release never came. On May 13, 2006, Slash appeared on the Camp Freddy Show on Indie 1031 FM and denied having visited Rose's house or saying anything that Rose claimed. Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist. ... Matt Sorum (born Matthew William Sorum, November 19, 1960, in Mission Viejo, California) is a hard rock drummer and percussionist. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2007 Slash admitted to going to Rose's home, but qualified the rest of the story as nonsense. He said that his intentions were to settle a long-standing legal dispute and make peace with his former band mate. [10].


Equipment

Guitars

Slash owns over 250 guitars. Among them are the following:

  • Gibson
    • Les Paul Slash Custom Shop model
    • 1959 Les Paul replica built by Kris Derrig (some people think that it's a Max Baranet Les Paul replica, but it's not) The recording Holy Grail used on all CD's.
    • 1987 Les Paul Standard with 3 piece top (Factory Second) (Slash's main live guitar with cracked neck in 2 places; repaired)
    • 1958 Les Paul replica built by Kris Derrig
    • 1959 Les Paul replica built by Kris Derrig
    • Standard and Custom Les Pauls
    • 1957-58-59-60 Les Paul Reissue
    • 2004 Signature (Velvet Revolver)
    • 1963 & 1965 Melody Makers
    • 1960s SG**EDS-1275
    • 1959 Flying V
    • 1958 Explorer
    • ES-335
    • Firebird VII
    • 2007 Gibson Classic Custom
    • J-100
  • Fender
  • Ernie Ball/Musicman
    • Silhouette
  • Guild
    • 1999 Crossroads Doubleneck ("Godzilla")
    • 12-string Acoustic Guitar
  • B.C. Rich
    • Mockingbird (at least three signature models with active pick-up systems)
    • 10-string Rich Bich
    • Warlock
  • Martin
    • D-28 Acoustic Guitar
  • Ramirez
    • Classical guitar
  • Travis Bean
    • Travis Bean Electric (Used for slide guitar)
  • First Act
    • 2006 GarageMaster (Used in Volkswagen commercial)

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  • 1959 Gibson Les Paul replica built by Chris Derrig
  • 1960 Gibson Les Paul reissue
  • Gibson Les Paul Slash Custom Shop model
  • Gibson Les Paul junior
  • Gretsch 6120 Brian Setzer model
  • Rickenbacker 12-string
  • Fender Stratocaster

In the June edition of Total Guitar, he dismisses talk of signing a deal with B.C. Rich guitars. He says that he uses them solely because of the tremolo arm and he uses his Gibsons 70% of the time. He gets sent a new one every 15 years.


Amplifiers

Slash is the first musician to own a signature amplifier created by Marshall for him.

  • Marshall
    • Vintage 1960's Marshall 1959 modified by Tim Caswell at SIR studios; used for the recording of Appetite for Destruction (Attempted to be stolen, but returned accidentally by a roadie)
    • 2555SL Signature Head with EL-34 tubes
    • JCM-800 2203 Head with 6550 tubes
    • JCM 2555 Silver Jubilee (the grey/silver 25th Anniversary head from 1987 and the black edition from 1988)
    • 50W Plexi model 1987 (from 1973)
    • Vintage Modern 2466 with KT-66 tubes
    • 1960BV 4x12 Cabinet
      • 60 Watt Celestion "Vintage 30" Speakers
    • 1960BX 4x12 Cabinet
      • 25 Watt Celestion "Greenback" Speakers
  • For the recording of Velvet Revolver's debut, he told Guitar Player magazine that he used a Vox AC30 and small Fender tube amps (for "oddball" sounds). Live, he only uses Marshalls.
  • For the recording of Velvet Revolver's second CD / Libertad, he told Total Guitar magazine that he used the new Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 amp.

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Effects

  • Dunlop Rack Mounted Crybaby (controlled with an Ernie Ball volume pedal for live shows)
  • Rocktron Hush II CX
  • DBX 166 Compressor
  • Yamaha SPX 900 Multieffect
  • Boss DD-5 Delay (for solos)
  • MXR 10-band graphic EQ
  • Dunlop Heil Talkbox
  • Boss GE-7 (for solos)

Effects used in studio for the recording of Libertad : A talk box is a musical sound effects device that allows a musician to modify the sound of a musical instrument by changing the shape of the mouth. ...

  • Dunlop Crybaby Slash Wah SW-95
  • Dunlop Crybaby Q Wah 95Q and Q-Zone
  • Dunlop MXR Boost/Overdrive MC-402 (for solos)
  • Chicago Iron Octavian
  • Dean Markley Voice Box

Other

  • Strings
  • Pickups
  • Picks
    • Dunlop Purple Tortex (1.14 mm)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Shure Wireless Guitar Kit
    • CAE custom switcher/router
    • Peterson Strobe tuner (used by Adam Day)
    • Nady 950-GT Wireless Guitar System (used in Guns N' Roses)
    • Monster cables
    • Gitanes cigarettes
    • Marlboro Red cigarettes

Roland Sherwood Ernie Ball (1930 - September 9, 2004 in San Luis Obispo, California) was a pioneer maker of guitar strings used over the past 40 years by such guitarists as Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Slash, Matthew Bellamy of Muse, Johnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold, Daron Malakian of System of a... Seymour Duncan is a company that is most famous for manufacturing of guitar pickups, and currently has a line of effects pedals. ... The Jim Dunlop Logo Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. ...

Discography

Guns N' Roses

Title Release Date Label
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide 1986 UZI Suicide
Appetite for Destruction 1987 Geffen
EP (Live from the Jungle) 1987 Geffen
G N' R Lies 1988 Geffen
Use Your Illusion I 1991 Geffen
Use Your Illusion II 1991 Geffen
Use Your Illusion 1998 Geffen
Live Era: '87-'93 1999 Geffen
Greatest Hits 2004 Geffen

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Slash's Snakepit

Title Release Date Label
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere 1995 Fontana Records
Ain't Life Grand 2000 Koch Records

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Velvet Revolver

Title Release Date Label
Contraband 2004 RCA Records
Libertad 2007 RCA Records

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Guest Appearances

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There have been several well-known people named Robert Evans, including: Robert Evans (author) Robert_Evans_(film_producer) Robert Evans (politician) Robert Evans is also the name of a firefighter who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 Bob Evans This is a disambiguation... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer and songwriter born and raised in London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bad Company were an English hard rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott the Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell). ... Full title: Bad Company In Concert: Merchants Of Cool. ... 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Beautiful Disease is a solo album by Velvet Revolver- and Ex-Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan. ... Ella may refer to: // An abbreviation of the name Elizabeth, commonly used in Australia means goddess in Hebrew form of Helen, meaning light A Teutonic name meaning beautiful fairy maiden, beauty given by the fairies as a birth gift. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Fistful of Alice is a live album by Alice Cooper. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Marching To Mars is a Sammy Hagar solo album. ... BLACKstreet are an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. ... Another Level was an album by American R&B group BLACKstreet. ... 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Trivia

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  • The appearance of Death, the main antagonist of the film Six-String Samurai, seems to have been influenced by Slash. Death is a heavy metal-playing, top hat-wearing, leather-clad rocker attempting to claim the title "King of Lost Vegas" after Elvis' passing. Death is the personification of heavy metal, while the protagonist, Buddy (meant to resemble Buddy Holly), is the personification of rock 'n' roll. He is also Jewish.
  • A teenaged Slash makes a minor appearance in Penelope Spheeris' 1984 cult film, Suburbia. Slash's scene comes approximately 12 min. and 20 seconds into the film, during a concert at a suburban punk rock club. He's wearing a white shirt and a yellow/blue bandana over his head, and gives the finger to the announcer on stage for cutting-short the band's set.
  • In the 1991 Alice Cooper home video documentary Prime Cuts, Slash states that Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare is "one of my all-time favorite motherfucking albums".
  • In 1992, Slash was signed as official promoter of Black Death Vodka. The bottles came in a black coffin-shaped box, featuring graphics including a skeleton wearing a top hat.
  • He voices himself in the cartoon Kid Notorious, featuring Robert Evans (The Godfather) as the main character.
  • Slash has said in interviews that when he came up with the signature riff to "Sweet Child o' Mine," he was only joking. Axl liked it and would not back down, so they recorded the song despite his dislike of that riff.
  • It is widely thought that Slash is the influence of The Simpsons character Otto. There are also numerous references in the show of Otto and him liking snakes. Slash in real life is an avid snake collector.
  • In an interview for NME, Slash stated that he would like to meet Robbie Williams, a fellow Stoke-on-Trent native. "He's a pop guy, so I'm not real familiar with him, but I guess we're both from Stoke. It would be interesting to meet him sometime to see if we can compare Stoke-On-Trent stories or some shit." [11] Slash & Robbie did meet in 2004 when they both joined Camp Freddy on stage for a rendition of The Who's "My Generation".
  • Slash has a bracelet for charity.[12]
  • Slash scrounged his top hat from a local street shop by first stealing the belt and then returning later for the hat. He cut the belt in half and wore around the hat.
  • Slash often wore Rolling Stones and Motörhead t-shirts in concert.
  • Slash is featured in the song "What I Want" by Daughtry, in their self-titled album.
  • Slash had a black tongue at one time, and has cited alcohol as the problem.
  • Slash played the National Anthem at the Toronto Blue Jays 2005 Home Opener.
  • The cover for the second volume of the American DVD release of the anime, Pani Poni Dash!, features the main character Rebecca Miyamoto dressed up as Slash. The subtitle for the DVD, "Girls N' Roses", also pays homeage to the band of which Slash was a member.
  • In 1998, Slash played guitar on a track entitled "Bayangan" by female Malaysian queen of rock Ella.
  • In the animated series Metalocalypse, one-time character Antonio 'Tony' DiMarco Thunderbottom shows similar characteristics to Slash, such as constantly wearing a top hat, always having a cigarette, and being a heavy drinker. Antonio is the bassist of Snakes N'Barrels (a play on Guns N'Roses), a fictional band in the show.
  • In the episode of South Park, "I'm a little bit country," there is a guitarist that resembles Slash, save for the hair (it was red).
  • Slash makes a cameo in an episode of Tales From the Crypt as a radio dj.
  • Performed in an 'All Star Supergroup' with Rob Zombie (vocals), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar), Scott Ian (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Ace Frehley (co-lead guitar with Slash) for a cover of the Kiss song, God of Thunder
  • In the first episode of Lil' Bush on Comedy Central, Bush and his friends do a rock show dressed as the guys from GNR, and Lil' Condi resembles Slash, with a nose ring, top hat, and Slash-ish hair.
  • In the guitar solo of the music video of Anchang's (Sex Machinegun) - Cobra Twist, Anchang resembles slash complete with Slash's trademark Gibson Les Paul
  • At a gig in Wales on 7th June 2007, Slash caused controversy after lighting up a cigarette on stage after the welsh smoking ban had been put in to place.[13]
  • Slash does not own a MySpace page but believes in order to really sell records that's the avenue a band needs to go down to connect with the kids.[14]

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References

  1. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=34451
  2. ^ http://www.rockwalk.com/inductees/inductee.cfm?id=170
  3. ^ http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/article/?id=46671
  4. ^ http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_guitarsolo.html
  5. ^ [1] Q Magazine 2004-01-07
  6. ^ [2] Slash's Biography on Ticketmaster
  7. ^ http://www.snakepit.org/bio.html
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/local_heroes/n_s/slash.shtml
  9. ^ [3] Slash Official Fansite Discography
  10. ^ [4] Slash news
  11. ^ [5] NME.com "THE MAN GIVES A FUCK" 2000-05-12
  12. ^ http://www.whateverittakes.org/browse.php?searchfor=Slash whateverittakes.org website]
  13. ^ [6] BBC News 2007-06-08
  14. ^
    • Joe Trohman of the emo band Fall Out Boy cites Slash as the inspiration for his costume in the This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race video where he is playing on top of a coffin. [7] AOL Music Canada "Slash shoots his mouth off about Velvet Revolver and Guns'n'Roses" 2007-08-21

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Preceded by
Tracii Guns
Guns N' Roses Lead Guitarist
1985-1996
Succeeded by
Robin Finck & Buckethead

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Slash (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2799 words)
Slash (born Saul Hudson on July 23, 1965) is the British lead guitarist for the hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, and former lead guitarist for the rock band Guns N' Roses.
On May 31, 2006, Slash was joined by Rob Zombie on vocals, another former GNR axeman Gilby Clarke on rhythm guitar, Scott Ian of Anthrax on bass, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee on drums, and surprise guest Ace Frehley of KISS for a rendition of God of Thunder.
Slash has in the past visited the Isle of Man and is a big fan of the Silverdale Leisure Park.
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