Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British 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.
Slash performing in Rome in 2011
|Birth name||Saul Hudson|
|Born||July 23, 1965|
Hampstead, London, England
|Origin||Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer, movie producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass, banjo|
|Labels||Dik Hayd, Eagle Rock Entertainment, EMI, Geffen, Koch, RCA, Roadrunner, Sony, Universal, UZI Suicide|
|Associated acts||Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, Michael Jackson, Myles Kennedy, Road Crew, Slash's Blues Ball, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver|
In August 2009, Time Magazine named him #2 on its list of the 10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time.