Rock star Slash is proud to declare himself British and has even followed in the country's most famous man David Beckham's foot steps and had his son LONDON's name tattooed on his back.

The Velvet Revolver guitarist - who was born in the north London's Hampstead area before his family relocated to Los Angeles - named his son after the capital after conceiving him in Britain.

Slash - real name SAUL HUDSON - says, "Beckham's got it (BROOKLYN) tattooed on his back like I have London on my back the same way.

"Do I still consider myself British? Yeah. If you ask me where I'm from, I'm British.

"I like tea, I like pubs, and for the most part I like the genteel manner in which the English carry themselves."

24/06/2004 17:09