|As the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, Slash established himself as one of hard rock’s finest and most soulful soloists during the late ’80s.||
Slash was born into the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle in Hampstead, London. His mother was a costume designer for David Bowie and his father was an artist who worked for the likes of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. He was raised in Stoke-on-Trent until he was 11, when the family moved to Los Angeles. Whilst in the States, his parents separated and he lived with his mother, next door to David Geffen. Slash’s grandmother bought him his first guitar when he was 16.
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, the band that band dominated the 1980’s and 90’s music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushering in a decade of hard charging rock music. After the band’s break-up, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit and global success with supergroup Velvet Revolver. 2010 saw Slash release his eponymous debut album to widespread critical and commercial acclaim – the album featuring guests such as Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, Dave Grohl and Fergie (Black Eyed Peas).
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