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Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician. Best-known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N` Roses, with whom he performed and recorded between 1985 and 1996, he later formed the eponymous Slash`s Snakepit and co-founded Velvet Revolver with his former bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. His debut solo album, Slash, was released in April 2010.
Slash has received critical recognition as a guitarist. In August 2009, Time Magazine ranked him #2 on its list of the "10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time". He was also ranked #21 on Gigwise`s list of the "50 Greatest Guitarists Ever".
According to Slash, he was born in Hampstead and raised in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. His Nigerian-American mother, Ola Hudson, was born in Tennessee, and worked as a costume designer for David Bowie, among many other actors and musicians. His English father, Anthony Hudson, was an artist who created album covers for musicians such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. When Saul was eleven, his parents relocated the family to Los Angeles, California. His parents separated and he lived primarily with his mother. He was given the nickname "Slash" by family friend Seymour Cassel because he was "always in a hurry, zipping around from one thing to another".
As a young boy, Slash was influenced by a musical school teacher: `Tangerine` from Led Zeppelin III was the very first song I mastered. I had a teacher at school who had a Les Paul and he was always playing Cream and Zeppelin licks and whatever. And when I heard him do that I said "That`s what I want to do". After deciding to form a band with friend Steven Adler, Slash decided to pick up the bass guitar as Adler had declared himself lead guitarist. Slash stopped in at Fairfax Music School and told the receptionist he wanted to play the bass, and at that time met his teacher Robert Wolin. Wolin told him that in order to learn he would need a bass of his own. Slash went home and asked his grandmother and was given a worn-out, single stringed flamenco guitar. After hearing Wolin play "Brown Sugar" by ear, Slash realized that the guitar was his calling. He subsequently dropped out of high school to focus on music. In a Rolling Stone magazine article, he remarked: My big awakening happened when I was fourteen. I`d been trying to get into this older girl`s pants for a while, and she finally let me come over to her house. We hung out, smoked some pot and listened to Aerosmith`s Rocks. It hit me like a fucking ton of bricks. I sat there listening to it over and over, and totally blew off this girl. I remember riding my bike back to my grandma`s house knowing that my life had changed. Now I identified with something.
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Myles Kennedy, Ozzy Osbourne
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Anthony Hudson (artist)
Ola Hudson (costume designer)
Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum, Dizzy Reed, Alice Cooper
London Emilio Hudson (son), Cash Anthony Hudson (son)
Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, California, USA (dropped out), Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California, USA (dropped out)
Albion "Ash" Hudson
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Epiphone's Slash "Snakepit" Les Paul Standart, Gibson Custom Shop's Slash Signature Les Paul Standart, Epiphone's Slash Signature Les Paul Standart Plus Top, Gibson USA's Slash Signature Les Paul Standart, Gibson Custom Shop's Slash "Inspired" Les Paul Standart, Gibson USA's Slash Signature Les Paul Goldtop, Epiphone's Slash Signature Les Paul Goldtop, Gibson USA's Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standart, Gibson Custom Shop's Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standart, Epiphone's Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standart, B. C. Rich Mockingbird, Gibson EDS - 1275
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Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed the side project Slash's Snakepit. He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. Slash has since released two solo albums, Slash (2010), featuring an all-star roster of guest musicians, and Apocalyptic Love (2012), recorded with singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy, along with rhythm section Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns, known on the album as The Conspirators.
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