Because the lead guitarist for Weapons N’ Roses, Slash established himself as you of hard rock’s finest & most soulful soloists through the past due ’80s, technically adept yet always firmly grounded within the gritty Aerosmith and Rocks licks he loved. Slash was created Saul Hudson on July 23, 1965, in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain, to creative parents both mixed up in entertainment market; his mom was a clothes designer who done David Bowie’s film THE PERSON Who Fell to Globe, and his dad designed album artwork for such performers as Neil Youthful and Joni Mitchell. The family members eventually shifted to Hollywood, where Hudson went to junior high, received his 1st guitar, and fulfilled long term GNR drummer Steven Adler. With Hudson implementing the nickname Slash, directed at him by way of a family members friend, both formed a music group called Road Team; although it demonstrated unsuccessful, it had been the vehicle by which they fulfilled and eventually became a member of up with another members of Weapons N’ Roses. The Gunners debuted in June 1985, and also before Hunger for Destruction premiered in 1987, the bandmembers obtained a status as notorious alcoholic beverages and medication abusers. As their recognition soared, the reserved Slash founded himself as a significant area of the band’s visible image, with a high hat along with a mound of shaggy dark locks covering his encounter as he typically staggered throughout the stage using a cigarette dangling from his mouth area. Hedonistic unwanted consumed a lot of the music group, with such situations as Slash and Duff McKagan’s drunken, profane approval from the band’s American Music Award on live tv. In 1990, starting for the Rolling Rocks, Axl Rose’s infamous on-stage pronouncement that he’d leave the music group if certain associates did not end “dance with Mr. Brownstone” (using heroin) was mainly fond of Slash and Adler; Slash kicked his habit in just a calendar year, but Adler didn’t and was terminated. In 1992, Slash courted controversy once again with something endorsement for Dark Death vodka. Afterwards that calendar year, he was wedded to celebrity and model Renee Sorum, a union that lasted five years. On the other hand, regardless of controversy and workers turnovers, Weapons N’ Roses acquired actually continuing to record music. Following the Make use of Your Illusion pieces of 1991 as well as the 1993 punk addresses record The Spaghetti Occurrence?, the music group continued hiatus. Slash produced a side task known as Slash’s Snakepit, which contains fellow Gunners Matt Sorum (drums) and Gilby Clarke (acoustic guitar), plus bassist Mike Inez and vocalist Eric Dover. The group released an recording in 1995 entitled It’s Five O’Clock Someplace; Slash hit the street with a somewhat different touring lineup, with Brian Tichy and Wayne LoMenzo putting your signature on on because the tempo section. In 1996, Slash come up with another music group to play in a blues event in Budapest, an effort that progressed into Slash’s Blues Ball. Featuring vocalist/harmonica participant Teddy Andreadis, tempo guitarist Bobby Schneck, saxophonist Dave McClarem, bassist Johnny Griparic, and drummer Alvino Bennet, Slash’s Blues Ball dedicated themselves primarily to some repertoire of traditional blues addresses, plus periodic GNR and Snakepit materials. Rumors regarding the position of Weapons N’ Roses have been swirling for quite a while, and in Oct 1996 it had been confirmed that, due to his unwillingness to check out Axl Rose’s fascination with industrial and digital music, Slash was no more a member from the music group (although he remaining the door open up to get a reunion if Rose made a decision to go back to guitar-based rock and roll & move). He gigged on / off using the Blues Ball into 1998, although a rumored live recording never materialized. Rather, Slash made a decision to re-form the Snakepit in 1999 with a completely different lineup (the initial members had been by this time around involved in additional projects, as well as the Blues Ball was even more suitable for touring than developing initial materials). Raspy-voiced vocalist Pole Jackson and ex-Venice drummer Matt Laug arrived on board, alongside Blues Ball bassist Griparic (right now Johnny Blackout) and Teddy Andreadis, who added key pad and harmonica function. After checking out ex-Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie, Slash resolved on tempo guitarist Kerry Kelly, who experienced previously caused Warrant and Ratt. The brand new Snakepit performed some gigs collectively and in the springtime of 2000 finished a new recording, that was originally slated to become released on Interscope/Geffen. Nevertheless, feeling a even more traditional guitar rock and roll record would get dropped within the promotional shuffle, Slash shifted to Koch, which finally released Ain’t Lifestyle Grand in Oct 2000. A couple of years afterwards, Slash teamed up once again with McKagan, Matt Sorum, and Rock Temple Pilots business lead vocalist Scott Weiland to create the supergroup Velvet Revolver, who released their first record in 2004. Velvet Revolver released another record known as Contraband in 2007 and dropped apart shortly afterward. Slash regrouped by launching his memoir in 2007 and slicing his eponymous initial solo record, drafting a couple of close friends — including Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Child Rock and roll, and Fergie — to sing business lead vocals. For the assisting tour, Slash experienced Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy sing business lead. This union demonstrated solid, as Kennedy was the only real vocalist on Slash’s second recording, 2012’s Apocalyptic Like, which hit number 4 within the American recording charts upon launch. Two years later on, Slash released Globe burning, his second recording with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators; it debuted at quantity ten around the U.S. graphs upon its Sept 2014 release.
Full Name Slash
Height 1.78 m
Education Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American, British
Spouse Perla Ferrar, Renee Suran
Children Cash Anthony Hudson, London Emilio Hudson
Music Groups Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Slash's Snakepit, Hollywood Rose, Kings of Chaos, Road Crew, Slash's Blues Ball
Music Songs Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain, Don't Cry, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Patience, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Estranged, You Could Be Mine, Live and Let Die, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, Civil War, Since I Don't Have You, Beautiful Dangerous, Dead Horse, Nightrain, By the Sword, My Michelle, Godfather, One in a Million, Used to Love Her, Garden of Eden, Better, Out Ta Get Me, Double Talkin' Jive, Yesterdays, Apocalyptic Love, This I Love, Coma, So Fine
Albums Live at the Roxy 9.25.14, World on Fire, Made in Stoke 24/7/11, Live in Manchester, Slash, "The Spaghetti Incident?", Use Your Illusion I, Use Your Illusion II, G N' R Lies, Appetite for Destruction
Nominations MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Movies Nothing to Fear, Use Your Illusion II, The Underground Comedy Movie, Rock Prophecies, Lemmy, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Use Your Illusion I, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, This Is Not a Movie, The Distortion of Sound, For No Good Reason, It's So Easy and Other Lies, Guns N' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll, Chic: Live at the Budokan, Guns N' Roses: November Rain in Paradise City, Matt Sorum: Drum Licks and Tricks from the Rock & Roll Jungle, Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar, Ronnie Wood: Far East Man, Guns N' Roses: Rock Power Collection, Guns N' Roses: Rock Case Studies
TV Shows Kid Notorious, Guys Choice, Oxegen Festival 2011
After leaving Guns N' Roses in 1996, Slash auditioned for the British band The Stone Roses after they'd just lost founding member John Squire. When Slash showed up wearing leather pants he was ultimately rejected.
In July 2016, while on a reunion stadium tour with Guns N' Roses, Slash made a surprise appearance at rehearsals for the stage production of School of Rock in New York City. While the young cast were rehearsing "Sweet Child O' Mine", the guitarist simply strolled out unannounced and began casually playing the song with them and smiled when the kids finally noticed him. He continued to play with them through their rendition of "Paradise City.".
In conjunction with IK Multimedia, the guitarist developed the "AmpliTube Slash" app for PC and iOS devices. 
Embarking on a book tour to promote his newly published memoir titled "Slash." [October 2007]
Velvet Revolver's album "Contraband" was released on June 8, 2004 and enters the Billboard charts at number one, moving roughly a quarter million copies during its first week. [June 2004]
Velvet Revolver album "Contraband" comes to stores May 18, 2004. [May 2004]
Has released two songs and two videos with his new band, Velvet Revolver, and is now is the studio recording with them. [August 2003]
Although he has lived in the United States since he was six years old, he did not officially become an American citizen until 1996.
He quit smoking in 2009 following his mother's death from cancer.
In 2001, at age 35, he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a form of congestive heart failure caused by his many years of alcohol and drug abuse. Originally given between six days and six weeks to live, he survived through physical therapy and the implantation of a defibrillator.
He stole his signature top hat from a street shop, along with a belt. He cut the belt in half and wore it around the hat.
When he was a guest band member on Conan for the Basic Cable Band; Conan announced a website and added a picture of Slash's head in place of the normal "/" you would see on a web link. It got such a great response from the audience, Conan has kept this gag going to this day.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 10, 2012.
He is a keen collector of vintage Les Paul guitars.
The youngest member of Guns N' Roses.
Although he now currently plays authentic Les Paul Gibson guitars, the Les Paul guitar that Slash played on Guns N' Roses debut album "Appetite for Destruction" is actually a Max Webster copy of a 1959 Les Paul flametop.
His father is a white Englishman and his mother is African-American.
Has a dual United Kingdom and United States citizenship.
As a child, he once lived next door to David Geffen.
His pulse once stopped after a drug overdose at a hotel. Doctors were able to revive him with a shot of adrenaline into his chest.
On the show Kid Notorious (2003), he plays himself, the voice of reason, next-door neighbor and good friend of Robert Evans (Kid Notorious). In real life, he actually is the next-door neighbor and good friend of Evans (although he says he is hardly the voice of reason).
WiH Massive Blood Drive PSA 2016 (Blood Drive for Hilter)
It's So Easy and Other Lies
TV Series documentary
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities
TV Movie documentary
Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Lennon or McCartney
Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall
TV Movie documentary
Himself - Guns N' Roses 1985-1996
MTV Europe Music Awards 2014
Himself - Performer / Presenter
Himself - Guest
TV Series documentary
TV Series documentary
Video Killed the Radio Star
TV Series documentary
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Guns N' Roses: The Story
TV Movie documentary
Video on Trial
Himself - Accused
Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star
The South Bank Show
TV Series documentary
Guns n' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll
The Queen Phenomenon
TV Movie documentary
Award shared with
Star on the Walk of Fame
Walk of Fame
On July 10, 2012. At 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
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[on Axl Rose continuing to use the name Guns N' Roses] A lot of people think it's sacrilegious to do that but he doesn't really give a hot fuck.
[on Axl Rose] As volatile as he is, all the things that you might find complicated or difficult about Axl is what fuels him to be such an amazing performer and such an amazing songwriter.
 In the 1970s, my family moved from England to the Laurel Canyon area, and my parents were very much dialed in to the whole Sunset Strip scene," said the rocker. "They were both in the music business, and the whole reason we lived where we did was because of the recording industry. So I have very vivid memories of the Rainbow and the Roxy, and the Whisky was a huge point of interest at that time. And we practically lived at Tower Records. It was all so great; that's where I brought my band up. It was a such a scene. I still live close to the Strip, just up the hill, and when people are visiting from out of town, the first place I send them is the Rainbow. I still go to the Roxy and the Viper Room every so often. The Rainbow and Viper Room are almost like in a time warp. They are cryptically unchanged. You see people you haven't seen for 20 years, and they pretty much look the same now as they did then. It's sort of a trip because I'm probably one of them. The Rainbow is like the community center of the area. It's a cool place - they've got a bar, they play rock music, it's the last vestige of cool rock 'n' roll in the city. People go there religiously, and that's probably why I go there.
I don't see why the subject of kicking dope is such a big deal. It's personal, really. It's like asking how I go to the bathroom or what do I wash when I take a shower.
Axl is like a magnet for problems. I've never met anybody like him. He's the kind of guy that would get a toothbrush stuck down his throat because that particular toothbrush happened to be defective.
I learned some of Brad Whitford's solos, and from Joe Perry I think I just picked up slam-bam dynamics. I've always worked hard towards being able to play what I hear in my head. I don't like to over-think. If something comes into my head, I want to be able to play it instantly. That's what improvising is all about, and that's why I go and jam a lot.
He's a huge hero of mine and the fact that he knew who I was was a huge compliment. Bo Diddley created a myth that was uniquely his own. An entire rhythm is owed to just one guy and that's pretty rare. He was such a trooper and a timeless individual. I'm hoping the pioneers of rock like Bo Diddley won't be forgotten.
[on writing his memoir, "Slash"] The only reason I wrote it is because a lot of the stuff I was reading and seeing about the band got pretty frustrating. I just had to straighten out some shit.
For me to sound like "me" I have to have a Marshall. That's just the way it is.
[Jeff Beck] is one of the most amazing guitar players the world has seen when it just comes to rock and roll guitar. He's a real organic player.
Sex and drugs go hand in hand when you're a rock 'n' roll musician. If I were a violinist, it might be a different matter.
Leather pants and sunglasses. Wears a tophat every time he plays live.
Almost always had a cigarette hanging from his mouth in his early days but quit smoking when he mother died of cancer
His guitar riffs and high screeching guitar solos
Always uses Gibson Les Paul guitars of various colors, with extremely few exceptions.