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SLASH

Formerly of GUNS N' ROSES, SNAKEPIT, BLUES BALL and currently with VELVET REVOLVER
Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine.


Slash

The tracks he chose are as follows:

01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun
02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter

03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault
04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This Way
05. JEFF BECK - Cause We've Ended As Lovers
06. JEFF BECK - I Ain't Superstitious
07. JEFF BECK - Rock My Plimsoul
08. JIMI HENDRIX - Purple Haze
09. JIMI HENDRIX - All Along The Watchtower
10. VAN HALEN - Runnin' With The Devil
11. CHEAP TRICK - Gonna Raise Hell
12. ERIC CLAPTON - Cocaine
13. DEREK & THE DOMINOES - Layla
14. GARY MOORE - Shapes Of Things
15. UFO - Rock Bottom (Live)
16. SCORPIONS - Fly To The Rainbow
17. BB KING - The Thrill Is Gone
18. CHUCK BERRY - Johnny B Goode
19. DEEP PURPLE - Burn
20. RORY GALLAGHER - Wheels Within Wheels

AWESOME COMPILATION!!

Slash
Slash is one of my personal favourite power guitarists. Slash's early guitar influences were Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page & Rory Gallagher. Band influence was Aerosmith. He was born Saul Hudson, 1965 in Hamstead, London, bought up in Stoke on Trent, UK. His Dad Anthony Hudson is a designer (album covers) for Geffen Records and his Mum, Ola Hudson, is a very successful clothing designer. They moved back to USA when Slash was 11 years old. He is a self taught guitarist, his gran gave him his first guitar at 15 yrs. He devoted 12 hours a day to playing his guitar!! Listening and copying all his favourites ... (school went out of the window!) After Guns 'n' Roses split he formed his own band 'Snakepit' and plays lead guitar with Velvet Revolver. He married Perla Ferrar on October 15, 2001, they have two little children, London Emilio Hudson (born August 28th, 2002) and Cash Anthony Hudson (born June 23rd, 2004).
A little story from the 80's:-
Mark Stein says - "After Vanilla Fudge I decided to put my own band together. The 80s was the hard rock and heavy metal decade. There was Bobby Arechiga, one hell of a drummer and myself. We had a couple of guitar players. Lanny Cordola played with us for a while. Guns & Roses opened for Danger Zone at the Roxy in L.A. one night!"
Speaking not long ago to my friend
Bobby Arechiga about this, he laughingly said to me " Ya it was awesome, an awesome night, only trouble was Guns'n'Roses got signed, we, Danger Zone didn't!"

Slash with some of his guitars
Wow what a collection & they aren't even all there !!
SLASH started out with a one string acoustic. His first electric was a copy of a Gibson Explorer. Later guitars included a Memphis Les Paul copy, a B.C. Rich Mockingbird, a B.C. Rich Warlock, a Fender Stratocaster, a Jackson Firebird copy and a Charvel. We ALL know SLASH favors the Gibson Les Paul guitar, so you might be surprised to see the assortment in his collection of 100+ guitars. As for strings, SLASH uses Ernie Ball Slinky R.P.S. strings of gauge 11-48. He likes to play with the heaviest picks he can find and prefers purple Dunlop Tortex 1.14 mm picks. Most all of his live guitars are equipped with Seymour Duncan Alnico II pro humbuckers. His guitar straps are custom made. He is also well known for his Marshall amps.

SLASH BANDS

VELVET REVOLVER
Velvet Revolver

Dave Kushner [guitars], Duff McKagan [bass], Scott Weiland [vocals],
Slash [guitars] & Matt Sorum [drums]


MEMBERS OF VELVET REVOLVER
Slash - Guitar (ex-Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Blues Ball)
Scott Weiland - Vocals (ex-Stone Temple Pilots)
Dave Kushner - Rhythm guitar (ex Dave Navarro, Wasted Youth)
Duff McKagan - Bass (ex-Guns N' Roses, Neurotic Outsiders)
Matt Sorum - Drums (ex-The Cult, Guns N' Roses, Neurotic Outsiders)

VELVET REVOLVER ALBUMS
2004 "Slither"
2004 "Fall to Pieces"
2005 "Dirty Little Thing"
2005 "Come On, Come In"

VELVET REVOLVER TOUR/APPEARANCES

12.31.05 Starland Ballroom, South Amboy, NJ

SLASH'S "SNAKEPIT"
Slash's Snakepit

FIRST LINE-UP
~ 1994 – 1996
Slash - guitar
Matt Sorum - drums
Dizzy Reed - keyboards
Mike Inez - bass
Eric Dover - lead vocals
Gilby Clarke - rhythm guitars
Teddy Andreadis - harmonica (appearences)


SECOND LINE-UP ~ 1998 - 2001
Slash - guitar
Rod Jackson - vocals
Johnny Griparic - bass
Matt Laug - drums
Ryan Roxie - guitar
later replaced by Keri Kelli

Teddy Andreadis - keyboard (appearences)
Slash has recently announced that he will
not be reforming Snakepit unless Velvet Revolver disband.


ALBUMS
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (1995)
Ain't Life Grand (2000)


SLASH'S "BLUES BALL"

Slash's Blues Ball Band

MEMBERS ~ 1996 - 1998
Slash -lead guitar
Johnny Griparic - bass
Alvino Bennet - drums
Bobby Schneck - rhythm guitar
Dave McLaurin - sax
Teddy Andreadis - lead vocals, harmonica, keyboard

Slash formed this power blues touring band in between the gap of Snakepit's two line ups. The band did blues cover tracks such as Stone Free, Born Under A Bad Sign, Hootchie Cootchie Man, Suspicious, covered a few Snakepit songs and the Dylan song "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" was always popular. They continually toured US and internationally for two years, but never bought an album out. Slash is said to have enjoyed the rest from the bigger venues and enjoyed time with his fans before and after the gigs.

GUNS 'N' ROSES
The Original Guns n' Roses

MEMBERS
over the years

· Slash - guitar (1985-1996)
· Axl Rose - vocals, piano (1985-present)
· Duff McKagan - bass (1985-1998)
· Steven Adler - drums (1985-1990)
· Izzy Stradlin - guitar (1985-1991)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
· Rob Gardner - drums (1985)
· Tracii Guns - guitar (1985)

· Matt Sorum - drums (1990-1997)
· Dizzy Reed - keyboards (1990-present)

· Gilby Clarke - guitar (1991-1994)
· Paul Tobias - guitar (1994-2002)
· Josh Freese - drums (1997-2000)
· Robin Finck - lead guitar (1997-present)
· Chris Pitman - keyboards (1998-present) (unofficial member)
· Tommy Stinson - bass (1998-present)

· Buckethead - guitar (2000-2004)
· Brian Mantia - drums (2000-present)
· Richard Fortus - rhythm guitar (2002-present)

G'n'R ALBUMS
Appetite for Destruction (1987) - 18 Million (15x platinum)
G N' R Lies (1988) - 4.7 Million (5x platinum)
Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 5,355,985 (7x platinum)
Use Your Illusion II (1991) - 5,435,447 (7x platinum)
Use Your Illusion I & II (1998) - 430,912
The Spaghetti Incident? (1993) - 1,290,849 (1x platinum)
Live Era '87-'93 (double album) (1999) - 729,370 (Gold)
Greatest Hits (2004) - 2,419,000 (2x platinum)
Chinese Democracy (rumoured to be released in early 2006)

Slash and the beautiful Perla



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