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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.
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23 July 1965

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  • 2016
    Age 50
    Slash also rejoined Guns N' Roses in 2016.
    Slash performed with Guns N' Roses for the first time in 23 years during the band's secret warmup gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1, 2016.
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    Guns N' Roses were officially announced as headliners of Coachella on January 4, 2016, with KROQ reporting Slash and Duff McKagan are rejoining the band.
    He returned to Guns N' Roses in 2016, nearly 20 years after he had left.
  • 2015
    Age 49
    On December 29, 2015, several days after a Guns N' Roses-related teaser was released to movie theaters, Billboard reported that Slash would rejoin the band to headline Coachella 2016, filling the lead guitarist spot vacated when DJ Ashba left the band.
    In an August 2015 interview, Slash stated that he is now on good terms with Rose.
    Slash appeared in early trailers and TV spots for the 2015 film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water but was later cut from the actual film.
    In January 2015 Slash received the Les Paul award.
  • 2014
    Age 48
    In December 2014, he again filed for divorce.
    Guitar learning game/simulator Rocksmith 2014 by Ubisoft released a Slash Song Pack with several of the latter compositions by the artist available to purchase as downloadable content and learn on the guitar.
    Slash appeared on the October 26, 2014 episode of Talking Dead.
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    The album was again billed as "Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" and was released on September 10, 2014.
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    In May 2014, Slash revealed details of his third solo album World on Fire.
    Slash embarked on a tour in the summer of 2014, opening for Aerosmith as part of the Let Rock Rule Tour.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    Slash is a fan of the Angry Birds series of video games, and created a hard rock version of the Angry Birds Space theme song. In addition, Slash has a Birds avatar shown in the game, released in March 2013.
    In the beginning of 2013 Slash received award for "Best Guitarist Of The Year 2012" by Loudwire's readers.
  • 2012
    Age 46
    Slash received a Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award in 2012.
    In 2012, Slash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses.
    A keen artist, Slash designed logos & artwork for several of his pre-Guns N' Roses bands, as well as the famous circular GN'R logo. He is also credited as having provided some artwork for Aerosmith's 2012 album, Music From Another Dimension!, as it reproduces a picture of the band drawn by Slash when he was still a teenager.
    In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses' classic line-up.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    In 2011, Rolling Stone placed Slash at No. 65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
    In 2011, he contributed the song "Kick It Up a Notch" to the Disney Channel animation Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension; he appeared in both live-action and animated form in the promotional music video.
    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.
  • 2010
    Age 44
    Also in 2010, Marshall introduced the Marshall AFD100, a recreation of the Marshall 1959 that Slash used for the recording of Appetite for Destruction, with production limited to 2300.
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    In 2010, Seymour Duncan introduced the Alnico II Pro Slash APH-2 pickups, which were designed to recreate the tone of Slash's main studio guitar.
    In 2010, the readers of Total Guitar voted his riff in "Slither" runner-up on the list of "The 50Greatest Riffs of the Decade," while his riff in "By the Sword" was ranked No.22.
    He was the honoree at the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival, where he was presented by West Hollywood mayor John Heilman with a plaque declaring August 26 as "Slash Day."
    He said in 2010, "I do consider myself British.
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    Slash filed for divorce from Ferrar in August 2010, but the couple reconciled two months later.
    In 2010, Slash formed Slasher Films, a horror film production company.
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    The album, simply titled Slash, debuted at No. 3 on the U.S. chart upon its release in April 2010.
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    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".
  • 2008
    Age 42
    In 2008, Guitar World placed Slash's solo in "November Rain" at No.6 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos," while his solo in "Sweet Child o' Mine" was ranked No.37 on the list.
    In September 2008, Slash began production on his debut solo album.
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  • 2007
    Age 41
    In 2007, Slash was honored with a star on the Rock Walk of Fame; his name was placed alongside Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix.
    Slash was awarded the title of "Riff Lord" during Metal Hammer's fourth annual Golden Gods awards in 2007.
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    In his 2007 autobiography he admitted to visiting Rose's home with the intention to settle a longstanding legal dispute and make peace with his former band mate.
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    Slash is a playable character in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, released in 2007.
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    Slash also made several contributions to The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, the autobiography of Mötley Crüe bassist and back-up singer Nikki Sixx, which was also published in 2007.
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    Slash's autobiography, simply titled Slash, was published on October 30, 2007.
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    In 2007, he appeared on Paulina Rubio's single "Nada Puede Cambiarme".
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  • 2006
    Age 40
    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.
  • 2004
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 37
    In 2003, he participated in the Yardbirds' comeback record Birdland; he played lead guitar on the track "Over, Under, Sideways, Down."
  • 2002
    Age 36
    In 2002, Slash played on the title track to Elán's album Street Child.
  • 2001
    Age 35
    Slash married Perla Ferrar on October 15, 2001, in Hawaii.
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  • 1997
    Age 31
    Also in 1997, he played on the single "But You Said I'm Useless" by Japanese musician J.
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    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.
  • 1996
    Age 30
    In 1996, he collaborated with Marta Sánchez to record the flamenco-inspired song "Obsession Confession" for the Curdled soundtrack.
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  • 1995
    Age 29
    Slash also joined Jackson on several occasions on stage, most notably at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards playing with Jackson on "Black or White" (and the introduction of "Billie Jean").
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    In 1995, he played guitar on "D.S.", a controversial song from Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I album, and in 1997 appeared on the song "Morphine" off the remix album Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix.
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    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 28
    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.
  • 1993
    Age 27
    Slash played his final show with Guns N' Roses on July 17, 1993.
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  • 1992
    Age 26
    On October 10, 1992, Slash married model-actress Renée Suran in Marina del Rey, California. They divorced in late 1997 after five years of marriage.
  • 1989
    Age 23
    Afterwards, he moved in together with his girlfriend Meegan Hodges, whom he previously dated from 1989 till the beginning of the 1990s.
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  • 1988
    Age 22
    A self-described "film buff", Slash has had small parts in several films and television series. In 1988, he appeared with his GunsN'Roses bandmates in the Dirty Harry film The Dead Pool, in which his character attends a musician's funeral and shoots a harpoon.
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  • 1987
    Age 21
    In July 1987, Guns N' Roses released its debut album, Appetite for Destruction, which as of September 2008 has sold over 28 million copies worldwide, 18million of which were sold in the United States, making it the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. In the summer of 1988, the band achieved its only U.S. No. 1 hit with "Sweet Child o' Mine," a song spearheaded by Slash's guitar riff and solo.
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  • 1985
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 15
    Slash joined his first band, Tidus Sloan, in 1981.
  • 1979
    Age 13
    In 1979, Slash decided to form a band with his friend Steven Adler.
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  • 1974
    Age 8
    Following his parents' separation in 1974, Slash became a self-described "problem child."
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  • 1972
    Age 6
    His brother, Albion "Ash" Hudson, was born in 1972.
  • 1965
    Born on July 23, 1965.
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