Slash: An Intimate Portrait takes you beyond the glitz and mystique, to reveal the warmth, charm, and humility of one of popular music’s most revered rockers. Robert Knight’s photographs in Slash: An Intimate Portraittrace significant milestones over twenty years in Slash’s career, showing him onstage, in the studio and at home.
Robert Knight has a rare talent for capturing the true essence of his subjects. His lens has captured some of the greatest guitarists of all time: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai and Eric Clapton. Currently, his work graces over 200 Guitar Center locations.
A percentage of proceeds from this event will be donated to Music Unites, a non‐profit organization dedicated to bringing music education to underprivileged children in underfunded inner city school systems. Music Unitesgoal is to connect people through the universality of music by providing communities with opportunities for a rich musical experience. This is achieved through education programs and by offering established and emerging musicians performance opportunities in a variety of venues and locations, including schools where they act as mentors to the students. ʺSupporting music education is key especially now with the influx of recent budget cuts. We feel honored to be part of this special gallery celebrating the rich experience of uniting music and art created by one of the most iconic musicians of all time, Mick Fleetwood,ʺ says Michelle Edgar, Founder of Music Unites. Music Unites kicked off its first after-school program at Centennial High School in Compton thanks to the House of Rock benefit where Guitar Center donated 30 guitars to students.
Michael Lemmo, a member of Robert Knight’s Brotherhood of Guitar, will be playing a special acoustic performance. Lemmo picked up the guitar at age 11 and quickly found a sound all his own. At the age of 17 he received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music but took his talents elsewhere to persue the life of a songwriter. Michael has played for artists such as Eddie Van Halen and John Mayer.