Saul Hudson has been described as one of the last guitar heroes and that’s only one of the dozens reasons why there is a poster of Slash on every rocker’s wall. He was born on July 23 of 1965 in Hampstead, London, UK. He is best known for his work with Guns n’ Roses with which he recorded and toured from 1987 until 1996. In 1994 after recruiting Gn’R band mates Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke he formed Slash’s Snakepit with which he recorded 2 albums before disbanding in 2002. In the period 2002-2008 he formed the somewhat supergroup Velvet Revolver, again with some former Gn’R members as well as former Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland. In 2008 he formed a band in order to release solo albums, which eventually transformed to Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators with which he recorded 2 acclaimed albums.
Throughout the decades of his career no matter the band he was playing with, his riffs and solos were always met with positive and critically acclaimed reviews from critics and fans. He is noted for his rich hairdo and standstill while “talking” to his Gibson guitar. Songs like Sweet Child o’ Mine have cemented Slash’s eternal position among the rock musicians’ pantheon.
Guns N’ Roses
Appetite for Destruction (1987)
G N’ R Lies (1988)
Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Use Your Illusion II (1991)
“The Spaghetti Incident?” (1993)
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (1995)
Ain’t Life Grand (2000)
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Apocalyptic Love (2012)
World on Fire (2014)