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  • Birth Name: Saul Hudson
  • Birth Place: Hampstead, London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/23/1965, Cancer
  • Profession: Rock guitarist
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Slash Fast Facts:
  • Met future Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler in junior high, and the two formed a band called Road Crew.
  • High-school classmates included Lenny Kravitz and future Lone Justice singer Maria McKee.
  • Knew such rock-and-roll luminaries as David Bowie and Joni Mitchell as a child due to his parents: his mom was a costume designer and his dad created album covers. 
  • Left Guns N' Roses in 1996 due to creative differences with lead singer Axl Rose. 
  • Has sold more than 100 million albums with Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and other musical acts.
  • Has performed and recorded with such greats as James Brown, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Elton John and Rod Stewart.
  • Formed Velvet Revolver in 2003 with former Guns N' Roses bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.
  • Served as musical director for the 2005 Grammy Awards telecast, during which he led a rendition of the Beatles' "Across the Universe" that featured Bono, Steven Tyler, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder.
  • Published a self-titled autobiography in 2007.
  • Scored the music for the "Viper" pinball machine as well as a Guns N' Roses-themed pinball machine.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Guns N' Roses) in 2012.
  • Slash Relationships:
  • Albion "Ash" Hudson - Brother
  • Savannah - Ex-significant Other
  • Ola Hudson - Mother
  • Perla Ferrar - Wife
  • Anthony Hudson - Father
  • Cash Anthony - Son
  • London Emilio - Son
  • Renee Sorum - Ex-wife
  • Slash Awards:
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Hard Rock Performance - Winner

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