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Slash

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: ‘World on Fire’ Album Review Read More: Slash News

Slash Weighs In on ‘Guitar Nerds,’ Reveals He’s Already Working on a New Album

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World on Fire, the latest album from Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy has only been out since last September, but the band has begun writing for their next record.

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Slash: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Any Truth’ to Rift With Axl Rose Over Michael Jackson Collaboration

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Despite the recent comments by former Guns N' Roses band manager Doug Goldstein, Slash doesn't feel Michael Jackson was the cause of his rift with Axl Rose.

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators To Release ‘Live at the Roxy’ on DVD

Myles Kennedy and Slash
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'Live at the Roxy 14.25.9' will be released on DVD June 15. Other formats include Blu-ray, double CD and triple LP.

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Former Guns N’ Roses Manager Blames Michael Jackson Collaboration for Axl Rose + Slash Feud

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Michael Jackson is the main reason Axl Rose and Slash's relationship crumbled. That is, if you listen to Guns N’ Roses former manager Doug Goldstein.

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Slash Already Working on New Music + Thinking About Next Horror Movie Project

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Slash reveals he is already working on new music for his next album, even though he is still in full touring support of his 2014 effort World on Fire.

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Ex-Guns N’ Roses Members Slash, Duff McKagan + Gilby Clarke Play Together Onstage

Slash, McKagen, Clarke

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators were playing shows in Argentina this weekend and had a few special guests join them onstage.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Slash + More To Rock 2015 Beale Street Music Festival

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Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against and Slash are just a few of the rockers leading the way at the 2015 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis.

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Announce 2015 World Tour Dates

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will be traveling around the U.S. and places all over the globe in the coming months.

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Slash Calls BabyMetal ‘The Most Exciting Thing That I’d Seen Recently’

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It turns out that legendary guitarist Slash is a fan of BabyMetal.

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Todd Kerns Wins Bassist of the Year in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards

Todd Kerns
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Congrats to Slash bassist Todd Kerns, winner of the 2014 Bassist of the Year category in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.

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