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With his signature top hat, shock of black curls, and formidable talents, Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name of Slash, is one of rock’s most respected and recognizable hard rock guitarists. Born in England, on July 23, 1965, and raised in Los Angeles, Slash rose to fame as a member of the notorious Guns n’ Roses, which catapulted to global fame on the strength of 1987’s seminal ‘Appetite for Destruction’ album — then stayed there thanks to subsequent smashes like ’88’s ‘GnR Lies’ EP and 1991’s’s twin ‘Use Your Illusion’ double LPs. Throughout these years, both Slash and his bandmates indulged in assorted illegal substances and decadent behavior, as the pressures of stardom and punishing tours took their toll, until the band collapsed into a lengthy hiatus out of which it would not emerge intact. But even before this troublesome turn of events, Slash had proven himself a musical workaholic and serial collaborator, contributing his guitar playing to artists as diverse as Michael Jackson and Lenny Kravitz, before launching his own solo band, Slash’s Snakepit, via 1995’s ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’ album. Slash would carry on splitting his time between the Snakepit, other musical projects, and his various chemical dependencies throughout the ‘90s and beyond, but he finally kicked his bad habits after a serious health scare in 2005. Around this time, Slash also joined his former Guns bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum in a supergroup with Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, which they dubbed Velvet Revolver. The group was warmly embraced by hard rock fans and produced two hit al-bums in 2004’s chart-topping ‘Contraband’ and ’07’s top five ‘Libertad,’ but inevitably ground to a halt in ’08 due to bickering egos and Weiland’s ongoing struggles with substance abuse. Yet the indefatigable Slash simply got back to work and has carried on making new music, releasing new albums, and touring largely under his own name.

Selected Discography: ‘Appetite for Destruction’ (1987), ‘Use Your Illusion I & II’ (1991), ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’ (1995), ‘Contraband’ (2004), ‘World on Fire’ (2014) Related Artists: Guns n’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver Further Reading: 10 Best Guns N' Roses SongsTop 50 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All-Time
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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slash Already Eyeing ‘Rhythmic’ New Studio Album

Slash reveals that his band has already started work on their next album and he offers a timeline for the creation of the disc.

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Ozzy Osbourne Snags Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash for 2015 Voodoo Festival Headline Set

Ozzy Osbourne will be joined by his Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler and guitar greats Tom Morello and Slash at the Voodoo Music Experience.

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Godsmack, Slash, Stone Temple Pilots + More Set to Perform at 2015 Food Truck & Rock Carnival

Get ready for the first annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival! The event takes place Sept. 18-20 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, N.J., and will feature some awesome bands and some great food.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slash Puts Mansion on the Market for $11 Million

The Hollywood home once shared by Slash and Perla Ferrar is going on the market for $11 million.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Legacy, Returning to the Sunset Strip + More

In this interview, Slash speaks about his current band, the legacy Guns N' Roses forged, returning to the infamous Sunset Strip and much more!

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Rock on the Range 2015: Main Stage Day 1 – Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica + More

The 2015 Rock on the Range brought a wide variety of hard rocking acts to the stage. See photos and a recap of day one's main stage action here.

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Remembering Dio: Slash Recalls Playing Rainbow Songs Growing Up + Ronnie’s Good-Hearted Nature

Slash calls Ronnie the epitome of what a rock star should be. Alongside undeniable talent, Slash points out how considerate and good-hearted Dio was.

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Soar in New York City

Slash (and his famous top hat) headlined Terminal 5 in New York City with his bandmates Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.

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Seether, Slash, Godsmack, Papa Roach + More Rock 2015 Rise Above Festival [Photo Gallery]

Seether, Slash and Godsmack were among the top acts spreading the word for suicide prevention and rocking the house at the Rise Above Festival.

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New Slash Video ‘Beneath the Savage Sun’ Brings Attention To Plight of Elephants

New video brings attention to the plight of elephants in Africa.

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