Slash Biography

Topics: Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, Slash Pages: 2 (849 words) Published: October 19, 2011
Saul Hudson, or as we all know him, SLASH, is a guitarist known for playing in the world famous rock band, Guns n’ Roses. He is also known for his long, curly, black hair that covers his face, top hat, sunglasses, vintage Gibson Les Pauls, and having a cigarette hanging from his mouth at concerts. Saul Hudson was born to an African-American mother and a white British father Hampstead (London) on July 23, 1965. He was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. His mother was a clothes designer, one of her customers being David Bowie. His father was an album art designer, one of his clients being Neil Young. So, he was born into a family that were quite much used to the entertainment business. Saul moved to Los Angeles as a child with his mother, with his father following several years later. It was there he started to do BMX (bike motor cross). He was very good at it and joined competitions and won them for money. He also got his very first guitar. It probably would’ve helped if it had more than one string though. He soon got so into the guitar that he quit BMX and started practicing. Some of his early influences were Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, among others. He soon stopped BMX and started practicing the guitar up to 12 hours a day, skipping classes all the while. He also got so tired of school that he dropped out in 11th grade. He then met Steven Adler and formed Road Crew. He also met Izzy Stradlin who showed him W. Axl Rose. They then found Duff McKagan who answered SLASH’s ad in the paper. They then went on to become Guns n’ Roses. They then went on hiatus after the Illusion tours and SLASH became a dual citizen of USA and the UK to avoid lost green cards, un-renewed documents, and the like. He also formed the band SLASH’S Snakepit. Their album went platinum worldwide and they went on tour, with SLASH promising they’d be back. Then in 1996, SLASH put together a blues band, heading for Europe. They were SLASH’s Blues Ball. They never recorded, but they...
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