Born Jul 23, 1965

Saul Hudson, better known by his nickname 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Slash.


1965 Birth Born on July 23, 1965.
1972 6 Years Old His brother, Albion "Ash" Hudson, was born in 1972.
1974 8 Years Old Following his parents' separation in 1974, Slash became a self-described "problem child." … Read More


1979 13 Years Old In 1979, Slash decided to form a band with his friend Steven Adler. … Read More
1981 15 Years Old Slash joined his first band, Tidus Sloan, in 1981.
1983 17 Years Old In 1983, he formed the band Road Crew—named for the Motörhead song "(We Are) The Road Crew"—with his childhood friend Steven Adler, who by then had learned to play drums. … Read More
1985 19 Years Old In June 1985, Slash was asked by Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin to join the newly founded GunsN'Roses, along with Duff McKagan and Steven Adler; completing the line-up. … Read More


1987 - 1992 4 More Events
1993 27 Years Old Slash played his final show with Guns N' Roses on July 17, 1993. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old In 1994, Slash formed Slash's Snakepit, a side project that featured his Guns N' Roses band mates Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke on drums and rhythm guitar respectively, as well as Alice in Chains' Mike Inez on bass and Jellyfish's Eric Dover on vocals.
The band recorded Slash's material originally intended for Guns N' Roses, resulting in the release of It's Five O'Clock Somewhere in February 1995. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old In 1996, he collaborated with Marta Sánchez to record the flamenco-inspired song "Obsession Confession" for the Curdled soundtrack. … Read More
1997 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Slash appeared alongside rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard and rock band Fishbone on Blackstreet's rock remix of their single "Fix"; he also appeared in the accompanying music video.
2001 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 37 Years Old In 2003, he participated in the Yardbirds' comeback record Birdland; he played lead guitar on the track "Over, Under, Sideways, Down."
2004 38 Years Old …  In June 2004, they released their debut album, Contraband, which debuted at No.1 on the U.S. chart and sold two million copies, re-establishing Slash as a mainstream performer. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old In 2006, Slash played on a cover of "In the Summertime" on keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Blood of the Snake; he was also featured in the accompanying music video.
In 2007, he appeared on Paulina Rubio's single "Nada Puede Cambiarme". … Read More
2008 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2008, Slash began production on his debut solo album. … Read More
…  During 2010 Gibson Guitar Corporation ranked Slash as No. 34 on their "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time", while their readers landed him No. 9 on Gibson's "Top 25 Guitarists of All Time".
Slash began working on his second solo album in June 2011. He collaborated with his touring band mates Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns, and Brent Fitz, with the resulting album billed to "Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators". The album, titled Apocalyptic Love, was released on May 22, 2012, debuting at #2 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses' classic line-up. … Read More
2013 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In the beginning of 2013 Slash received award for "Best Guitarist Of The Year 2012" by Loudwire's readers.
Slash embarked on a tour in the summer of 2014, opening for Aerosmith as part of the Let Rock Rule Tour.
In January 2015 Slash received the Les Paul award.


…  He returned to Guns N' Roses in 2016, nearly 20 years after he had left.
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