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Slash (musician)

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Slash performing in Rome in 2011
Background information
Birth nameSaul Hudson
Born (1965-07-23) July 23, 1965 (age 55)
Hampstead, London, England
OriginStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer, movie producer
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, banjo
Years active1981–present
LabelsDik Hayd, Eagle Rock Entertainment, EMI, Geffen, Koch, RCA, Roadrunner, Sony, Universal, UZI Suicide
Associated actsGuns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, Michael Jackson, Myles Kennedy, Road Crew, Slash's Blues Ball, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver

Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is an English-American 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.