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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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Slash Reveals That He and Axl Rose Are on Friendly Terms Again

It looks like a major breakthrough in the relationship between Slash and Axl Rose took place recently.

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The Runaways' Cherie Currie, Richie Ramone and Steven Adler were among those who performed at the 2015 IES Rock Honors.

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Slash Joins Ace Frehley for Cover of Thin Lizzy Song

Slash and Ace Frehley teamed up to record a Thin Lizzy cover for Frehley's upcoming covers album.

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Motorhead, Slash, Ramones + The Runaways To Be Saluted at 2015 IES Honors

Motorhead, Slash, Ramones and the Runaways will be among the honorees at the 2015 IES Honors.

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10 Unforgettable Slash Moments

The guitar legend turns 50 on July 23, 2015, so to celebrate, we put together 10 Unforgettable Slash Moments.

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Slash Announces Fall 2015 North American Tour, Set to Produce ‘The Hell Within’ Horror Film

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will be back on the road this fall. See the dates here.

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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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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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