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

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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Myles Kennedy Wins Vocalist of the Year in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards

Myles Kennedy
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Congrats to Myles Kennedy as the Slash and Alter Bridge singer was voted as the 2014 Vocalist of the Year in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.

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Halestorm vs. Slash – Cage Match

Halestorm vs. Slash
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Vote for either Halestorm's 'Apocalyptic' or Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators' 'Bent to Fly' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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VH1 Classic ‘Rock Icons’ Series to Feature Slash, Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine + More

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VH1Classic will launch the new 'Rock Icons' series in February with Slash, Geddy Lee, Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine and more.

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Slash Gets New Neck Tattoo That Matches Reported New Girlfriend’s Ink

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Slash appears to have recently gotten a new tattoo that matches one that his reported new girlfriend Meegan Hodges has on her wrist.

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Corey Taylor, Slash + John 5 Added to Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil 2015 Lineup

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Corey Taylor, Slash and John 5 will reportedly take part in a panel at Kirk Von Hammett's 2015 Fear FestEvil music and horror event.

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Slash Reportedly Files for Divorce From Wife Perla Hudson

Slash and Perla Hudson
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Slash reportedly filed divorce papers today (Dec. 30). On top of that news, the guitar legend was photographed with ex-girlfriend Meegan Hodges.

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