Slash (musician)

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Slash live in Rome by Paride.jpg
Slash performing in Rome in 2011
Background information
Birth name Saul Hudson
Born (1965-07-23) July 23, 1965 (age 53)
Hampstead, London, England
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, record producer, movie producer
Instruments Guitar, bass, banjo
Years active 1981–present
Labels Dik Hayd, Eagle Rock Entertainment, EMI, Geffen, Koch, RCA, Roadrunner, Sony, Universal, UZI Suicide
Associated acts Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, Michael Jackson, Myles Kennedy, Road Crew, Slash's Blues Ball, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
B.C. Rich Mockingbird
Gibson EDS-1275

Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is an English musician. Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, his family moved to Los Angeles, California when Hudson was a child. Slash is best known for being lead guitarist of hard rock band Guns N' Roses from 1985 to 1996. After leaving the band Slash first formed Slash's Snakepit and then later co-founded Velvet Revolver with his former Guns N' Roses bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

In August 2009, Time Magazine named him #2 on its list of the 10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time.