SLASH—the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer--has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Born Saul Hudson in England in 1965, SLASH’s father was a white British graphic artist and his mother was a black American costume designer. At age five, SLASH and his family moved to Los Angeles where he grew up in the nonstop bohemian playground of ’70s.
SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career.
Time magazine recently named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list.
SLASH’s self-titled biography (Slash, 2008) was critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the New York Times Bestsellers List. SPIN magazine called the book "Entertaining and educational...a crash course for aspiring rock gods."
SLASH landed on the top of the charts again with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more. Shortly after, he then formed his solo band: SLASH: Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators featuring Myles Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fits on drums, and Todd Kerns on bass. Together they have toured all over the world for the past 6 years.
Following that 2010 debut solo album release, SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.”
SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company specializing in the horror genre. He is currently working on a new film project entitled “The Hell Within” which will see release shortly.
SLASH and his band, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators unleashed their third album WORLD ON FIRE in 2015 to worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career from the media. SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten, WORLD ON FIRE achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world. The album’s title track and first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio.
In 2016, Guns N’ Roses shocked the world and announced that the three original members, Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen would reunite and perform a series of hugely successful shows including the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. That was quickly followed by stadium shows across the US, Mexico, Japan, Australia and more, with more dates in the UK, Europe and the US to continue in 2017. Dubbed the “Not in This Lifetime Tour”, GnR (featuring Axl, Slash, Duff, along with Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reece) have played to sold out audiences around the globe making it one of the most successful tours of 2016/2017.
In 2018, Slash released his 4th solo album entitled “Living The Dream” once again featuring Myles and the Conspirators. Debuting top 10 in over 10 Countries around the world and charting a top 5 single at Active Rock for the first single “Driving Rain" , the band embarked on a world tour that is set to run through August of 2019. Slash also continues to produce films and television projects in what little time he has left over, proving that with the right team around him anything is possible to achieve.