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Slash (SLASH)

( Guitarist)

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Slash was born July 23, 1965 in England (Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire). His real name Saul Hudson. His mother was a black American, and his father - a white Englishman. Both parents worked in show business.

My mother was a designer and costume designer (for example, unforgettable costumes David Bowie). Father was engaged in decoration albums (including, for Neil Young and Joni Mitchell).

When Slash was 11 years old, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles (USA), while the father remained in England. He was a native of England and later emigrated to the United States, joining his family in Los Angeles.

Long hair, jeans and black shirts, who already wore Slash, set him apart from the general mass of peers. Stranger in school, he lived a bohemian life at home. Surrounded on all sides artistic nature of his friends parents, early accustomed to all these vagaries and whims of people from the world of music. In their house there were people like Joni Mitchell, David Geffen, David Bowie, Ron Wood, Iggy Pop. Slash said that the whole tusovka carried in his mind awareness of the eternal conflict between art and business.

In the mid-70th Slash parents divorced. The house has not formed a very good atmosphere, and that is not particularly affect the child, Slash was sent to his beloved grandmother. Grandmother gave Slashu his first guitar. And although she had only one string, Slash tried to learn to play on it. In those years he baldel music from Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Neil Young. He said that the group Aerosmith album ROCKS just turned his life. That is what he remembered, when many years later in Paris, Slash played on the same stage with his idols, Jeff Beck and Joe Perry. In addition to these Slash also played more with so many musicians, including Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Rogers, Iggy Pop, Michael Jackson, Brian May.

Shortly after coming to life of a small Slash guitar, he gave up his beloved bike and began to sit all day with her. Sometimes he played for 12 hours a day. Of course, a guitar he often skipped classes in school, why his grades suffered. But this was a trifle compared with the happiness that gave him his guitar. Many peers felt when Slasha very tough guy.

After one of any collective jams Slash part of a group of others like it, students. Soon he left school early, and organizing with his friend Steven Adler band Road Crew, begins a search for a vocalist for a new collective.

Soon they caught Izzy Stradlin, who played on the same record singing Axl Rose. Slash went immediately to the statement by Axl Rose, and then tried to lure him to his team. However, Axl Rose was very good friends with Izzy Stradlin and Slash because the entreaties not to succumb.

Then it was decided to merge the two team. Bassist became Duff McKagan, who came to the group, after Slash has given the announcement of the search for a bassist in a newspaper. The whole team has undergone many changes and combinations, the result will be known to everybody Guns'n Roses.

In 1987, the band released their extremely successful album, "Appetite for Destruction", and then to the staff and to Slashu in particular came to worldwide fame. The Group has toured the world, and her albums sold millions of copies.

At the beginning of 90th years after the next world tour Slash finally took U.S. citizenship (prior to this he was considered a citizen of Britain). This step, he explained that he was bored all the hassle with visas and residence cards, particularly abundant hindering a concert musician.

In the mid 90-ies of a number of reasons Guns'n Roses not have any joint creative work. Each team member was engaged in its affairs. Then Slash formed the band "SLASH's Snakepit" and released him highly publicized album "IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE".

Summer of 1996 Slash played in Europe, accompanied by his other team "SLASH's Blues Ball". Then this team played in America.

In 1997, after inconclusive negotiations on the resumption of creative activity Guns'n Roses was announced that Slash will no longer be a party Guns'n Roses.

And then he went back to his project "SLASH's Snakepit". Was recruited new members and the year recorded a new album. Widely known, this work however has not received. But Slasha it seems not a bit upset.

He was not interested in the recognition of the crowd. He still lives just his guitar. In recent years he became a wandering guitar player who changes the city and concert halls, written on other people's albums, jam with a lot of guitarists. In short, he plays. And enjoy it.



Interview with SLASH July 17, 2000.



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