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Happy birthday, Slash

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Slash - Getty Images

Slash - Getty Images

Happy birthday, Slash ...
Born Saul Hudson on July 23 1965 in London, England, Slash is a musician and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses (vocalist Axl Rose, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, lead guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler (replaced by Matt Sorum in 1990)).
He was born in Hampstead, London. He was around five years old when he moved to Los Angeles with his father to join his mom.
He was given the nickname "Slash" by family friend Seymour Cassel, because he was "always in a hurry, zipping around from one thing to another."
In 2002, with his former bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, he founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver which was active from 2002 to 2008.
Since, he has released two solo albums, Slash (2010) featuring many guests musicians, and Apocalyptic Love (2012) which was recorded with Myles Kennedy (of Alter Bridge) and with The Conspirators (Brent Fitz, Frank Sidoris and Todd Kerns).
In 2004, Total Guitar placed his riff in Sweet Child o' Mine at No. 1 on their list of The 100 Greatest Riffs.
In April 2012, he was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses.

In December 2015, a Guns N' Roses related teaser was released to movie theaters without any explanation.
Not long after, on January 4 2016, Guns N' Roses were announced as the headliner of Coachella with classic members Slash and Duff McKagan being part of the lineup.
On March 25 2016, Guns N' Roses announced 21 North American dates for the Not in This Lifetime... Tour that will take place in 2016.
The first show featuring the three reunited classic members was a surprise show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1 2016.
The current lineup of Guns N' Roses features singer Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Melissa Reese.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Slash.

 

Updated on April 19 2016.

Slash - AP Press Association Images

Slash - AP Press Association Images

Slash - 23 Nov 2009 - with Andrew Stockdale

Slash - 23 Nov 2009 - with Andrew Stockdale

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Slash ...
Né Saul Hudson le 23 Juillet 1965 à Londres, Angleterre, Slash est un musicien et auteur-compositeur mieux connu en tant qu'ancien lead guitariste du groupe de hard rock Guns N' Roses (le chanteur Axl Rose, le guitariste rythmique Izzy Stradlin, le lead guitariste Slash, le bassiste Duff McKagan et le batteur Steven Adler (remplacé par Matt Sorum en 1990)).
Il est né à Hampstead, Londre. Il a environ cinq ans quand il part à Los Angeles avec son père pour rejoindre sa mère.
Le surnom de "Slash" lui est donnée par un ami de la famille, Seymour Cassel, car il est "toujours pressé, passant comme un éclair d'une chose à une autre".
En 2002, avec ses anciens camarades de groupe Duff McKagan et Matt Sorum, il fonda le supergroup Velvet Revolver qui fut actif de 2002 à 2008.
Depuis, il a sorti deux albums solo, Slash (2010) avec beaucoup de musiciens guests, et Apocalyptic Love (2012) qui fut enregistré avec Myles Kennedy (d'Alter Bridge) et avec The Conspirators (Brent Fitz, Frank Sidoris et Todd Kern).
En 2004, Total Guitar place son riff dans Sweet Child o' Mine N°1 dans leur liste des 100 Plus Grands Riffs.
En Avril 2012, il est introduit au Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame en tant que membre de Guns N' Roses.

En décembre 2015, une bande annonce au sujet de Guns N' Roses passe dans les cinémas sans aucune explication.
Peu après, le 4 janvier 2016, Guns N' Roses sont annoncés en tête d'affiche du festival Coachella avec les membres classqiues Slash et Duff McKagan faisant partie du lineup.
Le 25 mars 2016, Guns N' Roses annoncent 21 dates en Amérique du Nord pour la tournée Not in This Lifetime.. Tour qui aura lieu en 2016.
Le premier concert avec les trois membres classiques réunis est un concert surprise au Troubadour à Los Angeles le 1er avril 2016.
Le lineup actuel de Guns N' Roses est composé du chanteur Axl Rose, du lead guitariste Slash, du guitariste rythmique Richard Fortus, du bassiste Duff McKagan, du batteur Frank Ferrer et de la claviériste Melissa Reese.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Slash !

 

Mis à jour le 19 avril 2016.]

Slash - 13 Aug 2009

Slash - 13 Aug 2009

Slash - 28 Jul 2007

Slash - 28 Jul 2007

Slash - May 25, 2006 - performing with Scott Ian at VH1 Rock Honors show

Slash - May 25, 2006 - performing with Scott Ian at VH1 Rock Honors show

Slash - January 15, 1991 - Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N'Roses perform live at Rock In Rio II

Slash - January 15, 1991 - Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N'Roses perform live at Rock In Rio II

Slash - October 23, 1986 - Arlington (Santa Barbara) - Photo by Marc Canter

Slash - October 23, 1986 - Arlington (Santa Barbara) - Photo by Marc Canter

Slash - August 16, 1988 - Slash and Axl before their “Paradise City” performance at Giants Stadium, New Jersey

Slash - August 16, 1988 - Slash and Axl before their “Paradise City” performance at Giants Stadium, New Jersey

Slash - 1987 - Sweet Child O’ Mine - Gun N'Roses

Slash - 1987 - Sweet Child O’ Mine - Gun N'Roses

Slash - January 18, 1986 - Axl Rose - The Roxy - Photo by Marc Canter

Slash - January 18, 1986 - Axl Rose - The Roxy - Photo by Marc Canter

Slash - February 28, 1986 - Photo by Marc Canter

Slash - February 28, 1986 - Photo by Marc Canter

Slash - Tidus Sloan - Saul Hudson’s very first band

Slash - Tidus Sloan - Saul Hudson’s very first band

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