Saul Hudson, better known by his nickname Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter.
He is best known as the former lead guitarist of
Guns N' Roses
During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed the side project Slash's Snakepit.
He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver and has
since released solo albums.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with other members of Guns N' Roses.
July 23, 1965 ( age
Hampstead, London, England
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Anthony Hudson (an English artist)
• He created album covers for musicians such as
Ola Hudson ( was an African-American costume designer)
• her clients included
Perla Ferrar (m. 2001)
Renee Suran (model-actress, m. 19921997)
London Emilio (born August 28, 2002)
Cash Anthony (born June 23, 2004)
(both with Perla Ferrar)
Heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock, Glam rock
Musician, songwriter, record producer, film producer
Guitar, bass, talkbox, banjo, vocals
His birth name was named after Saul Steinberg, an artist.
He explained his stage name:
"My best friends dad is an actor named Seymour Cassel. We used to ditch school and hang out at
his house and he used to call me Slash and it was just habitual with him."
"I was on tour in Europe and I happened to run into him and we went to dinner. He told me that he called
me Slash, cause I had to ask him, and he says it was always because I was in a hurry,
hustling whatever it was I was hustling at the time and never had time to sit and chat.
I was always sort of in passing and he just started calling me Slash."
Guns N' Roses
Slash's Blues Ball
Gibson Les Paul
B.C. Rich Mockingbird
• He originally shop lifted his signature top hat back in 1985,
from a store called Retail Slut in L.A.
"As a musician, I've always been amused that I'm both British and black; particularly because so many
American musicians seem to aspire to be British while so many British musicians, in the sixties in particular, went to such great pains to be black."
"My big awakening happened when I was 14. I'd been trying to get into this older girl's pants for a while, a
nd she finally let me come over to her house. We hung out, smoked some pot and listened to Aerosmith's Rocks.
It hit me like a fucking ton of bricks. I sat there listening to it over and over, and totally
blew off this girl. I remember riding my bike back to my grandma's house knowing that my life had changed.
Now I identified with something."