Slash Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

9th March 2015

Fact: Slash, Duff MCKagan and Gilby Clarke staged a mini-Guns N' Roses reunion at a gig in Argentina on Saturday night (07Mar15) when the former bandmates hit the stage at Mandarine Park in Buenos Aires during a Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators concert. All three rockers performed a rendition of Paradise City. MCKagan's Loaded and Gilby Clarke and Coverheads were the support acts at the Slash gig.

6th February 2015

Fact: Slash joined Jeff Bridges and U.S. chat show host Conan O'Brien for a rendition of Somebody Else from the actor's Crazy Heart soundtrack when the two stars appeared on Conan on Thursday night (05Feb15).

4th February 2015

Tweet: "Many thanks to @ClassicRockMag & it's (sic) readers for Album & Artist of the Year. That is beyond a huge honor. Thank you very much!" Slash is thrilled with his latest accolades from Classic Rock Magazine.

4th December 2014

Fact: Guitarist Slash is to be honoured with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in Anaheim, California next month (Jan15). The award, named after inventor and musician Paul, honours "individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology". Past recipients include Sir Paul MCCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel.

2nd December 2014

Quote: "(He was) just one of the nicest guys. A really sweet guy. I have one specific memory of hanging out with him at the opening of the Hard Rock in Orlando - just a great night. He, myself, Zakk Wylde, Nikki Sixx, Duff (MCKagan) - a bunch of different guys, all just hanging out and having a great time. He was just really cool, but he was a phenomenal guitar player... He had a great tone, and a great original style, and wrote unique riffs." Slash pays tribute to late guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell a week before the 10th anniversary of his death. The rocker was shot and killed during a Damageplan gig in Ohio on 8 December, 2004.

2nd October 2014

Tweet: "Really miserable news about Malcom Young. I hope for the very best for him. He is the master. & loved by millions." Rocker Slash reacts to news AC DC star Malcolm Young has quit the band after being diagnosed with dementia.

21st August 2014

Fact: Rockers Slipknot, Slash, Soundgarden and Faith No More are set to headline Australia's Soundwave Festival. The two-day music event will take place in different cities over two consecutive weekends beginning on 21 February (15). Fall Out Boy, Marilyn Manson and Judas Priest are also on the bill.

31st July 2014

Quote: "Tony is one of those guys who inspires everyone... He is one of the best rock and roll guitarists out there. As a fellow player I can really appreciate all the nuances of his technique... This is the man who invented heavy metal in Birmingham and created Sabbath, a brand nobody can touch... Tony is a great guy and we've met on a number of occasions. There's just no stopping him. He comes down with lymphoma and what does he do? Reform Sabbath and do a world tour. He really is the pride of Birmingham and he deserves a f**king medal." Slash endorses pal Tony Iommi for the 2015 Pride of Birmingham honour.

29th July 2014

Quote: "In the living room of my girlfriend's apartment with her mom asleep on the couch. That was when I was about 14... We doped her though." Rocker Slash once had sex feet away from his girlfriend's sleeping mum.

23rd July 2014

Tweet: "Happy Rockin Birthday @Slash.... Glad You're Still Alive Because You Killed It On Stage Last Night!!!" Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler marks his tour mate Slash's 49th birthday on Wednesday (23Jul14) with a complimentary tweet.

12th June 2014

Quote: "I don't judge Duff. He's cool. He just has a way more amicable, neutral relationship with Axl than I do. It's a different dynamic than my relationship with Guns or Axl." Slash on pal and former bandmate Duff MCKagan's decision to rejoin their old band Guns N' Roses on tour in South America, as a replacement for bassist Tommy Stinson.

3rd June 2014

Quote: "I would imagine at this point, since both bands are relatively sober, it will probably just be getting ready for and doing the gig, and any superfluous stuff is whatever. I toured with Aerosmith back in the day when they first got sober and that was when we were abusing chemicals and alcohol pretty heavily at the time." Slash expects his upcoming tour with Aerosmith to be a sober affair.

3rd June 2014

Quote: "I keep them in a locker. It's exceeded 100, it's somewhere around 200 guitars. I have about 100 classical guitars and guitars I've used for years and years, and then I've accumulated all these new guitars." Slash on his massive collection of axes.

9th April 2014

Quote: "Slash did a drawing of Aerosmith before he got into rock and roll and I asked him if I could buy it and he said 'No'. I said, 'Can we rent it?' So we put it in the inside cover of our last album." Rocker Steven Tyler on using former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash's fan art for their 2012 record Music from Another Dimension! Aerosmith and Slash are joining forces for a joint North American tour this summer (14).

2nd October 2013

Quote: "I acted in an episode of Tales From the Crypt in the 90s, and it was boring and long and I couldn't do it for more than three or four takes, so I said, 'F**k it'. It's just not where I want to be." Rocker Slash has no plans to turn his new movie production company Slasher Films into a vehicle for an acting career.

16th September 2013

Quote: "I think it's really cool, I actually talked to (Fergie and Josh Duhamel) yesterday. It's all good... who am I to judge?" Slash opens up about his collaborator Fergie's decision to call her new son Axl. Reports suggest the baby is named after Slash's former GUNS N' ROSES co-star Axl Rose.

10th September 2013

Fact: GUNS N' ROSES and Velvet Revolver stars Slash and Matt Sorum are reteaming to perform together at a charity concert in Los Angeles this weekend (15Sep13). The rockers will hit the stage with singer MACy Gray at Sorum's Adopt the Arts benefit on Sunday.

31st May 2013

Quote: "Doing the anti badger cull session tonight. @DrBrianMay has already done his bit. Which, as to be expected, is fn' amazing." Rocker Slash is convinced his new anti-badger cull anthem with Brian May will be a big hit.

28th May 2013

Fact: Animal lover Slash has joined Queen star Brian May's campaign to save badgers in Britain from a planned cull. The two guitar greats are joining forces to come up with a new anthem for the activists protesting the government's plans to keep a cattle disease from spreading.

8th May 2013

Tweet: "Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen has died at 92. He was a true master. Influenced many, many film makers. His work will live forever." Slash adds his tribute to the late visual effects icon following his death on Tuesday (07May13).

6th May 2013

Tweet: "Just arrived in Shanghai; show is sold out. Tried to add 2nd show but couldn't get permit fast enough. Will plan ahead next time." Slash can't meet demand for tickets in China.

23rd April 2013

Tweet: "I hear Richie Havens has passed on. I grew up with his music. Artistic free spirit since the 60s. RIP Richie." Rock god Slash pays tribute to Richie Havens, who passed away on Monday (22Apr13) aged 72.

22nd April 2013

Tweet: "Sad news about the passing of Divinyls, Chrissy Amphlett." Rocker Slash pays tribute to the Australian musician, who died on Sunday (21Apr13), aged 53, following a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

15th April 2013

Tweet: "I don't know how or where the rumor originated, but I never attempted to join @StoneRoses. They are, however, an awesome band." Slash shuts down reports suggesting he wanted to join British act the Stone Roses, who headlined the Coachella festival in California on Friday night (12Apr13).

10th April 2013

Tweet: "At the ear Dr getting a hearing test; I asked if would they silence the voices in my head 1st. Apparently, not amusing (sic)." Guitarist Slash is beginning to suffer from the downside of rocking.

9th April 2013

Tweet: "Having driven the Vanquish around for a bit, I have to say its the best @astonmartin I've ever driven. Awesome car." Slash is a big fan of Aston Martin's sportscar.

4th April 2013

Tweet: "Today would have been Gary Moore's Bday (birthday). Truly one of the greatest. Rip." Rocker Slash takes to his page on Thursday (04Apr13) to pay tribute to the former Thin Lizzy guitarist, who suffered a fatal heart attack in February 2011 at the age of 58.

28th March 2013

Tweet: "Had a great hang w/Lemmy at his place yesterday. His spot is virtually a museum. Wwii (World War Two) & RnR (rock 'n' roll) memorabilia in every available space." Slash enjoyed spending the day at Motorhead star Lemmy Kilmister's home.

7th March 2013

Tweet: "I just heard about Alvin Lee's passing. He was the 1st bad**s, super fast lead guitarist I remember hearing as a kid. legend. Rip." Slash pays tribute to Ten Years After star Alvin Lee, who passed away on Wednesday (06Mar13).

5th March 2013

Tweet: "I just heard, Randy Blythe has been acquitted of all charges. Fabulous news!" Slash is thrilled to hear the Lamb of God rocker has won his manslaughter battle in the Czech Republic.

28th February 2013

Tweet: "Had a fascinating tour of @astonmartin this morning. Great folks over there. Had a blast. The new Vanquish is unbelievably cool." Rocker Slash gets the chance to test drive one of his favourite cars.

25th February 2013

Tweet: "Love Germany. U could tour this country months on end & still not play every city, it's so big. & all ardent RnR (rock and roll) enthusiasts." Slash is a big fan of Germany.

19th February 2013

Tweet: "The most anticipated record of 2013 for me is new Black Sabbath; I know it's going to be awesome. Happy Birthday Tony Iommi!" Slash can't wait to hear the new Black Sabbath album.

28th January 2013

Tweet: "Just heard about the club fire in Brazil. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the victims & their families. What a horrible tragedy." Rocker Slash adds his tribute to the victims of the horrific Brazil nightclub fire, which claimed more than 230 lives in the early hours of Sunday (27Jan13).

23rd January 2013

Tweet: "Less than 35k (thousand) lions remain in the wild. Join @action4ifaw & support listing them as endangered." Rocker Slash urges his followers to roar for lions.

13th December 2012

Tweet: "Ecstatic, Albert King is a Rrhof inductee. But gutted that Deep Purple wasn't voted in. They're 1 of rock's most important bands." 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Slash is upset he won't be joined by Deep Purple next year (12).

6th December 2012

Tweet: "Just had a few laps around the track in the new Porsche 918 Prototype. Unf**kingbelievable!" Rocker Slash has high praise for Porsche's new sportscar.

29th November 2012

Tweet: "My wife had the den of iniquity built in the basement. Complete w/Dj booth & stripper pole. Time stands still down there." Rocker Slash on the latest addition to his Los Angeles home.

26th November 2012

Fact: Tool, Slash and the Deftones will join Black Sabbath and Slipknot at Japan's first Ozzfest next year (13). Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be on double duty at the Makuhari Messe event - his band Stone Sour will also be performing. Ozzfest Japan will take place over a weekend next May (13).

24th November 2012

Tweet: "Just saw Skyfall. Really well done. Takes Bond franchise to the next level. Javier Bardem is excellent. I love good villains." Slash is a big fan of the new Bond movie.

29th October 2012

Tweet: "Good tidings to all on the East Coast. Take care up there & be safe!" Rocker Slash is thinking of fans and friends preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

26th October 2012

Tweet: "I was waiting for something enlightening and all I got was promotion for a show and his evident affinity for a chili burger. Where is the love Axl? And I stayed up for this? Sex, drugs and chili dogs. Long live Axl Rose." Slash's wife Perla Hudson was unimpressed with her husband's former Guns N' Roses bandmate's appearance on U.S. late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (24Oct12).

17th October 2012

Tweet: "She is dynamite, I must say. I'm lucky to have her. Married 11 years yesterday! Congratulate her, she deserves it." Rocker Slash celebrates his 11th wedding anniversary with Perla Ferrar. The couple raised a glass to each other on Monday (15Oct12).

16th October 2012

Tweet: "Congrats to @eddievanhalen for winning Guitar World's Greatest Guitarist of all Time poll. Much deserved w/out a doubt." Slash praises the Van Halen legend after he was named the greatest guitarist of all time in the magazine's new poll. The Guns N' Roses star was also ranked high in the survey.

12th October 2012

Fact: Rocker Slash's son London has landed a clothing sponsorship deal with skateboard and action sports clothing company Focus Apparel.

18th September 2012

Tweet: "Just checked into the same hotel I was in, in Nyc, when 9/11 happened. Just had a very sombering (sic) wave of reflection." Rocker Slash finds himself reliving the horrors of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City a week after the 11th anniversary of the tragedy.

10th September 2012

Tweet: "Happy Fn' Birthday to one of Rock & Roll's greatest legendary guitar players, @JoePerry!! Cant wait for the new record!" Slash wishes Aerosmith star Joe Perry a happy birthday. Perry turned 62 on Monday (10Sep12).

5th August 2012

Tweet: "If your (sic) in or going to Los Angeles, check out what's happening at the LA Zoo. Say hey to my Boa Constrictor while... My Boa's name is Jacob btw. U can find him hanging out." Slash urges fans to check out the snake which he donated to the Los Angeles Zoo.

24th July 2012

Tweet: "Happy Birthday to the coolest motherf**ker i know, Slash. sometimes you meet your hero and they don't let you down!" Dj Samantha Ronson sends her best wishes to rocker Slash as he turns 47 on Monday (23Jul12).

23rd July 2012

Tweet: "Thank u (sic) for all the birthday messages & videos! Much appreciated. 3rd yr (year) in a row I've celebrated it on the road." Rocker Slash thanks fans for their well wishes as he turns 47 on Monday (23Jul12).

16th July 2012

Tweet: "Just saw Ted. F**king hilarious! @SethMacFarlane is a genius. Or needs professional help. Probably both." Rocker Slash is a big fan of Mark Wahlberg's new movie.

12th July 2012

Quote: "Charlie's probably one of the best examples of rock & roll that I know, because he does what he does, doesn't give a f**k what anybody has to say, and, from an integrity point of view, he's really great at what he does. And he's got this extracurricular lifestyle, which he makes no bones about... and I love him for that." Slash on his pal Charlie Sheen, who helped induct the guitarist into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (10Jul12).

11th July 2012

Tweet: "Can't describe how awesome today was. But thank u for all the shout outs & support & to all those who came down. It meant a lot." Rocker Slash is grateful for the support as he received a pavement plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (10Jul12).

10th July 2012

Tweet: "Thank u for all the Star Ceremony shout outs. I'll see some of u down there." Slash prepares for his Hollywood Walk of Fame honour on Tuesday (10Jul12).

8th June 2012

Quote: "I still love the team. I watch them when I'm in England and when I'm in the States I get someone to feed me their scores. We're just a really hard-working, good f**king side." Slash is a huge fan of the Stoke City Football Club after spending his early years in Stoke, England.

6th June 2012

Tweet: "Just heard that Ray Bradbury passed on. He was 1 of my 1st fav authors when I was a kid. Definitely added a new dimension to things. Rip." Rocker Slash pays his respects to the late Ray Bradbury.

6th June 2012

Quote: "I'm a big dinosaur fan. When I'm not working, I'm always at the museum checking out fossils." Rocker Slash has a geeky secret hobby.

30th April 2012

Tweet: "What is it w/United losing our fn' (f**king) bags all the time?! Boycott is in order. Patience depleted." Rocker Slash is unhappy after becoming the latest celebrity to suffer luggage loss.

3rd April 2012

Quote: "This is a subject I'm dead sick of talking about. Everyone has been asking me what's going to happen, and they know as much as I do... I would love to f**king play, but it's just something that's not gonna happen for whatever reason... He hates my guts. It's over a lot of different stuff; I don't even know. There's just no communication between us." Slash insists there will be no Guns N' Roses reunion when the band is inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this month (Apr12) - because he and former bandmate Axl Rose no longer speak.

21st March 2012

Tweet: "I fn' Love Toronto... They have an Allosaurus skeleton in the Toronto airport terminal. I'm sold before I even get to the city." Rocker Slash is a big fan of the Canadian city.

7th March 2012

Tweet: "Nice weather in London today. En route to the Top Gear test track to go inevitably do some donuts." Slash plans for his driving skills challenge on the popular Bbc car show.

13th February 2012

Tweet: "Many thanks to Guitar World for entering me into their Hall of Fame. It's my favorite US Guitar magazine by far. I'm honored!" Slash is thrilled by his latest accolade.

6th February 2012

Tweet: "Duff's bday yesterday, the redhead's today, Happy Birthday f**kers!" Slash wishes his former bandmates Duff MCKagan and Axl Rose best wishes on their birthdays. Rose turned 50 on Monday (06Feb12).

25th January 2012

Fact: Rocker Slash and Betty White are shooting an ad for the Los Angeles Zoo's new reptile exhibit.

13th January 2012

Tweet: "I see that I just passed 1.2 mil (million) followers! I thank all of u (sic) for that special effort to make it so. U guys... rock, cheers!" Rocker Slash on his latest feat.

10th January 2012

Tweet: "I love that there is new episodes of Ab Fab. Its my fav show on Bbca (Bbc America) next to Top Gear. Which I think I'm doing this March!" Rocker Slash is a surprise fan of British fashionista comedy Absolutely Fabulous and driving show Top Gear.

9th January 2012

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Jimmy Page. From the man w/the elevated hat." Slash remembers another guitar great on his 68th birthday.

15th December 2011

Tweet: "One of the great film mavericks has passed, Bert Schneider. Rip." Rocker Slash pays tribute to the Easy Rider producer, who died on Monday (12Dec11).

7th December 2011

Tweet: "Thanks for all the R&Rhf mentions, Its (sic) quite an honor to be inducted. Cheers!" Rocker Slash is thrilled to be among the Class of 2012 inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an original member of Guns N' Roses.

2nd December 2011

Tweet: "Checked the new 'Lair' reptile & invertebrate exhibit at the LA Zoo yesterday. In final stages of construction, but its killer!" Reptile fan Slash on his trip to the zoo.

28th November 2011

Tweet: "Rip Ken Russell. 1 of the great film directors." Rocker Slash pays tribute to moviemaker Ken Russell, who died in a hospital on Sunday (27Nov11) after a series of strokes.

20th October 2011

Tweet: "I get the situation, but there's no way it was totally necessary to exterminate 49 loose exotic animals in Ohio." Reptile lover Slash is appalled by the news that creatures who escaped a wildlife sanctuary after their owner unlocked their cages before committing suicide had to be killed.

18th October 2011

Tweet: "my buddy Rob & his wife, Lena are about to have a baby any second. A boy named Hudson. If that don't beat all!" Slash, real name Saul Hudson, is thrilled by his pal Rob Ananian's choice of baby name.

13th October 2011

Tweet: "I bet dead celebrities turn in their graves at the bad impersonations of themselves that come out around this time every year... Having said that, we're doing a dead celebrities cocktail party this year. I hear distant moaning." Slash on his Halloween plans.

23rd September 2011

Tweet: "Just witnessed a squirrel getting hit by a car. Heart wrenching. Poor little guy. Why would he try to cross the street in rush hour traffic?" Rocker Slash is saddened by Los Angeles roadkill.

12th September 2011

Quote: "In my lifetime, nothing compares to the destruction, tragedy, bravery & sacrifice I witnessed on this day 10 yrs (ago)." Slash pays tribute to the police and firemen who helped save lives during the 9/11 atrocities as America marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

9th September 2011

Tweet: "Its amazing to me that Buddy Holly, hands down, one of rock & roll's biggest influences, is just now getting a star on Hwd's WoF." Slash can't believe it has taken the powers that be so long to honour Buddy Holly with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

22nd August 2011

Tweet: "Sometimes it seems like getting a flat at the airport would make sense. They've got plenty of coffee." Jet-setter Slash muses moving closer to the airport after putting his Los Angeles home on the market.

10th August 2011

Tweet: "Marco Pierre White is here, kindly attempting to teach me how to cook risotto... He did it, he taught me to make a pretty damn good risotto!" Rocker Slash takes cookery tips from the famous European chef.

10th August 2011

Fact: Slash's former Guns N' Roses bandmates Matt Sorum, Duff MCKagan and Gilby Clarke will honour the guitarist at the Road Recovery benefit concert on 13 September (11) in New York City.

26th July 2011

Tweet: "I really hoped that Amy Whinehouse (sic) would make it thru (sic). She was an incredible singer/presence. One of the best young artists to come along in a long time." Rocker Slash joins the celebrity tributes to tragic star Amy Winehouse, who died on Saturday (23Jul11) at the age of 27.

20th July 2011

Quote: "I've got a horror movie production company - Slasher films. I start filming the first of four movies we've got in development this summer. I love movies but if there's one thing that scares me it's the concept of acting. I don't mind getting behind the camera but in front of it is inconceivable." Rocker Slash insists he'll never add actor to his resume.

5th July 2011

Tweet: "I just remembered, yesterday marks 6 yrs I've been off smack & booze. I've put my will to the test more in the last 10 days then the whole 6 yrs." Rocker Slash admits it's hard to stay sober while partying in Ibiza.

20th June 2011

Tweet: "Had a great father's day. Introduced my kids to Indian food. They weren't impressed." Rocker Slash on his Father's Day celebrations.

23rd May 2011

Tweet: "Missouri was devastated by a twister sun (Sunday) that killed many & injured more. Those poor folks are in my thoughts & prayers today." Rocker Slash feels for those left devastated by the weekend (22May11) storm that wiped out 30 per cent of Joplin, Missouri. Eighty nine people were killed by the tornado.

13th May 2011

Tweet: "Stoke City vs Manchester United FA Cup final, tomorrow! Best of luck Stoke!" Rocker Slash, who was born in Stoke, will be watching Britain's top soccer club clash on Saturday (14May11) - even if he's not sure who is playing. He later tweeted, "It's Stoke City vs Manchester City btw (by the way)!"

13th May 2011

Quote: "I was sad when I left. When I set out to do this solo record tour, I wanted to go to places I had never been. One of those places was Stoke, but it just didn't happen first time around so I made sure to rectify that this time. I always wanted to cap off the U.K. tour there because I have such an affinity with the place. I'm really excited!" Slash is looking forward to playing his first ever show in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, England in July (11).

2nd May 2011

Tweet: "Osama is dead? I want to see the body." Rocker Slash is desperate to see the remains of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was shot and killed by a crack Cia team in Pakistan on Sunday (01May11). Bin Laden's body was buried at sea.

27th April 2011

Tweet: "We lost Phoebe Snow yesterday. She was a sublime blues, jazz, rock, pop vocalist. In case u didn't know. Sad news. R.I.P." Slash pays tribute to the late Phoebe Snow.

18th April 2011

Tweet: "I got up to find that the Satellite channel the match was on I don't subscribe to! But I hear Stoke won 5/zip!! Congrats Stoke City!!" Rocker Slash celebrates his favourite English soccer team's 5-0 win.

7th April 2011

Tweet: "Rio was insane! it brought back a lot of great memories. I could have played all night. Such a warm crowd, like nowhere else!" Rocker Slash was thrilled with his Wednesday night (06Apr11) concert in Brazil.

9th March 2011

Fact: A charity founded in memory of late rocker Ronnie James Dio is selling off guitars painted by elephants to raise money. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund has teamed with the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project (Aeacp) to create the pieces, signed by stars including Metallica, Slash, and Aerosmith, which will be auctioned off later this year (10).

15th February 2011

Fact: One of the lots at an upcoming Slash charity auction in March (11) is the outfit the rocker wore onstage with the Black Eyed Peas at this month's (06Feb11) Super Bowl.

8th February 2011

Fact: Rocker Slash has teamed up with footwear firm Supra to create a new faux snakeskin sneaker. The rocker debuted the new Skytops sports shoe at the Super Bowl on Sunday (06Feb11) during his half-time performance with the Black Eyed Peas.

20th January 2011

Quote: "I'm a life-long horror movie fan and horror movie critic. I’m from a generation that appreciates the great horror movies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that really scared the hell out of you." Rocker Slash on the reasons for forming his own film production company, Slasher Films, which will launch at this month's (Jan11) Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

18th January 2011

Quote: "I saw the Music Radar poll where Axl was voted the greatest lead singer of all time. I thought that was pretty cool. We may have had our differences, but it will never undermine the fact that Guns N’ Roses, when it was originally together, was one of the best rock bands. And Axl has always in my mind been one of the best frontmen and lyricists in rock and roll, period." Guitar legend Slash is full of praise for his former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose, despite their frosty relations. The singer beat Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant and John Lennon to claim the title in a recent poll.

23rd December 2010

Fact: Rocker Slash helped show host CONAN O BRIEN win a "guitar-off" with Jack Black on Wednesday night (22Dec10).

28th November 2010

Tweet: "All things considered, Willie Nelson should have a federal issue, No Limit Marijuana license. End of story." Rocker Slash jokes about WILLIE NELSON's recent arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "I went to a party last year and at that party, I walked in and there were two other guys who were dressed like me and one of them was with a chick who was dressed like Axl (Rose). It was just... How are we supposed to hang out here for any amount of time comfortably? But actually, it turned out that I ended up hanging out with myself and Axl by the end of the night." Former GUNS N' ROSES star Slash reveals his scariest Halloween moment.

29th October 2010

Fact: Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash rocked U.S. TV audiences on Thursday night (28Oct10) - when he joined the Late Show with David Letterman's house band, the CBS Orchestra, as a surprise guest musician.

24th September 2010

Tweet: "I did AI once, Adam Lambert was great, but the show itself is a crock." Rocker Slash is not a fan of American Idol.

23rd September 2010

Fact: Liza Minnelli is set to thrill New York City fans on Monday night (27Sep10) with a secret show at Manhattan celebrity hotspot, The Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar, reports the New York Post. The last round of Rose Bar sessions featured rock stars Axl Rose, Dave Navarro and Slash.

31st August 2010

Tweet: "So sad to hear the news about Slash and Perla Hudson. Ozzy and I send them our love during this difficult time." Sharon Osbourne reaches out to SLASH following news the rocker has filed for divorce from his wife of almost nine years.

25th July 2010

Fact: Metallica'S JAMES HETFIELD, Slash, EDDIE VAN HALEN and Keith Richards have joined late stars Johnny Ramone, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray Cats star Brian Setzer, Link Wray, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Page also make the top 30 list in the new issue of Guitar World magazine.

8th July 2010

Fact: Fergie will join Slash onstage when the rocker is honoured at the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles next month (Aug10).

30th June 2010

Fact: "Everyone's happier in summer, aren't they? That's when the girls get their t**s out, that's when you get outdoor rock 'n' roll shows; it's the ultimate party. But you're unlikely to ever see me rocking Speedos (swimming trunks) with my top hat!" Slash is a fan of hot weather.

16th June 2010

Quote: "He's a good poker player." Slash loves spending time with British pop star Robbie Williams in Los Angeles. The two stars both hail from the same town in England.

14th June 2010

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy joined guitar great Slash onstage at the U.K.'s Download festival on Sunday (13Jun10) for a rendition of Doctor Alibi. Slash introduced the Brit to the crowd as "a really good friend of mine".

9th June 2010

Quote: "I have no idea how that's supposed to go. If Axl (Rose), Duff (MCKagan), Izzy (Stradlin) and myself start communicating, it could go one way. If we don't, God knows." Slash contemplates a possible GUNS N' ROSES reunion at the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, when the group first becomes eligible to enter the hallowed home of music greats.

9th June 2010

Quote: "GUNS N' ROSES was all the really great bands I was turned onto as a kid. If I hadn't been in Guns, it would have been my favourite band." Slash would have been a fan of Guns N' Roses even if he wasn't in the band.

10th May 2010

Quote: "I haven't seen that in years. November Rain is still one of the most expensive videos ever made. I hate videos. So that's right up at the top - the epitome of the kind of thing I cannot stand." Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash objects to the band's iconic music video.

15th April 2010

Fact: Slash will rock the U.S. National Anthem at Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium on Friday (16Apr10) when he performs the tune on his electric guitar.

14th April 2010

Quote: "I have a hard time getting rid of stuff... I'm not that bad but we do have a lot of stuff in storage." Rocker Slash admits he's a closet hoarder.

14th April 2010

Quote: "I thought she was some Puerto Rican chick because of how she sounds in the Black Eyed Peas, but it turns out she's this white chick from Orange County." Guitar legend Slash got a surprise when he first met pop star Fergie.

10th April 2010

Quote: "It's been, like, 11 months and I'm still chewing this gum religiously, but I'm about to go on the road and that's where the true test is gonna be... I quit all the drugs and I haven't been drinking, so I don't have any real vices left." Slash fears he'll slip back into his bad habits on tour.

10th April 2010

Fact: Rocker Slash stole his trademark top hat from a Los Angeles store called Retail Slut in 1986.

23rd March 2010

Fact: Lemmy, Slash and Dave Grohl are to team up for a performance of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades at Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards next month (Apr10) in Los Angeles.

17th March 2010

Quote: "They like all that top-40 hip-hop. I can only take so much of it. They'll be in the car singing My Humps or some s**t." Slash disapproves of his sons' musical tastes.

12th March 2010

Quote: "I never played on Black or White. If you listen to (it) that's gay. I'd never play that. I played on Give in to Me and in the Black or White video, when MACaulay Culkin was trashing around - that's me playing." Rocker Slash dismisses the myth that he came up with the famous riff on Michael Jackson's Black or White hit.

1st February 2010

Quote: "He's a lovely, lovely man and his family's great as well." Ozzy Osbourne has a lot of love for Slash and jumped at the chance to guest on the guitarist's new solo album.

1st February 2010

Quote: "I get the heebie-jeebies right before I go on - all the time. I could be performing in front of two people or two hundred people or two thousand people. I (get nervous) just because I want to do a good job." Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was jittery before his performance with Jamie Foxx, T-Pain and DOUG E. FRESH at Sunday night's (31Jan10) 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

26th January 2010

Fact: SAMUEL L. JACKSON, Slash, Andy Garcia and comedian George Lopez are to front a Help Haiti charity concert in Los Angeles on 4 February (10). The benefit, at the Nokia Center, will also feature basketball ace Kobe Bryant, Ozzy Osbourne, Larry David and rappers Cypress Hill.

12th January 2010

Quote: "Probably less than people think. I slept around a lot but was still fairly selective. It wouldn't be in the thousands, maybe in the hundreds, and probably not over 500." Former GUNS N' ROSES rocker Slash on the number of women he's slept with throughout his rock and roll career.

30th December 2009

Tweet: "Really sad news, Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan has died. This is a tragic turn of events, he will be mourned by many." Rocker Slash pays tribute to the tragic Avenged Sevenfold drummer, who was found dead on Monday (28Dec09).

18th November 2009

Quote: "I have a defibrillator - it's sort of a wreckage from my past... If I was to go back and start using again, then if my heart was to go too fast or too slow, it would kick it back into the right speed. It was a safety net the doctor gave me a few years back." Rocker Slash has a heart monitor.

30th October 2009

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash teamed up with Alice Cooper on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (28Oct09). The Velvet Revolver star joined the shock rocker for a rendition of classic track SCHOOL'S OUT, with the pair taking to the stage in matching top hats.

26th October 2009

Fact: Slash joined the Black Eyed Peas for a rendition of GUNS N' ROSES anthem SWEET CHILD O' MINE prior to U2's record-breaking concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Sunday night (25Oct09).

23rd September 2009

Fact: Rocker Slash's upcoming solo album is promising to be a star-studded affair - he has added Velvet Revolver bandmate Duff Mckagan and Dave Grohl to the list of big name guests. The untitled release will also feature Nine Inch Nails star Josh Freese, ex-Jane's Addiction rocker Chris Chaney, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea, Iggy Pop, Fergie and Chris Cornell.

16th June 2009

Quote: "Slash is doing a new record, I'm doing my thing so we'll reconvene in October. We've tried tons of great guys and we've written brilliant new material." Velvet Revolver star Duff Mckagan insists the rockers will be back in the autumn to announce their new singer.

9th June 2009

Fact: Rock star Slash is in mourning following the death of his mother, OLA HUDSON. The costume designer, who fitted stars like John Lennon and Diana Ross, passed away on Friday (05Jun09) after losing a battle with lung cancer, according to

4th May 2009

Fact: Slash is set to show the American Idol kids how to rock - as the talent show's latest mentor. The former Guns N' Roses star will advise the final four contestants on next week's (begs04May09) Rock Week.

24th April 2009

Fact: Rock heavyweights Ozzy Osbourne and Slash have teamed up to record a new track for the Velvet Revolver star's latest solo album.

17th April 2009

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES star Slash joined rockers Avenged Sevenfold onstage in Los Angeles on Thursday night (16Apr09) for a one-off cameo appearance with the band.

31st January 2009

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has been made into an 11-inch (centimetre) action figure by toymaker MCFarlane.

30th January 2009

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is to be immortalised in plastic - he's getting his own action figure. The doll will be based on his character in popular video game Guitar Hero III and designed by MCFarlane Toys.

25th November 2008

Quote: "Our kids like it. But they also like Elmo..." Slash's wife PERLA FERRAR admits their two sons have been listening to GUNS N' ROSES new album CHINESE DEMOCRACY. Slash left the legendary band in 1996.

24th November 2008

Fact: Ozzy Osbourne and Fergie have recorded guest spots on rocker Slash's new solo album.

30th September 2008

Quote: "I think Obama's great. It's the first time in eight years (since George W. Bush came into power) I've heard somebody speak English. I think it's refreshing to see someone who's reasonably intelligent come in." Velvet Revolver rocker Slash has thrown his support behind U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.

14th August 2008

Quote: "It reminds me of when Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee attended the same high school in Seattle. You wanted to believe they hung out together." Actor Nicolas Cage didn't befriend his famous high school classmates Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer and Slash.

11th June 2008

Quote: "I never thought drinking was that big a deal until I almost died from it. It made me realise that a gallon of vodka a day was not conducive to my health." Guitar legend Slash is glad he's now sober.

11th May 2008

Quote: "We were going to name him Guinness, because I credit Guinness with giving me healthy enough sperm to conceive. When we were trying for kids that was all I drank." Rocker Slash almost called his first born, LONDON, after his favourite beer, but instead chose to honour the city where his son was conceived.

16th April 2008

Quote: "This is what happens when I go through my BlackBerry." Rocker Tom Morello on how he persuaded pals like STEWART COPLELAND, Perry Farrell, Slash, Pete Yorn and the Mc5's Wayne Kramer to join him onstage for the launch of his Justice Tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (15Apr08).

5th April 2008

Quote: "I thought he could be a little bit more imaginative. I'm not sure if that was meant to be a pot shot or what. Whatever, it's not worth any real drama." Rocker Slash hits back at former bandmate Scott Weiland's recommendation that Velvet Revolver replace him with former Skid Row star Sebastian Bach.

4th April 2008

Quote: "Like for me, it was Jack Daniel's and coffee in the morning and work from noon till 10 at night. Then I'd go out and get crazy and then wake up in the morning, wherever I was, and try and work out how to get a ride back to the studio." Legendary guitarist Slash describes a typical day's work during his time in GUNS 'N' ROSES.

16th January 2008

Fact: Gibson Guitar bosses are releasing eight Slash-branded guitars and a line of custom-made Jimmy Page axes in 2008.

6th December 2007

Quote: "When my son LONDON was due I got cold feet about keeping snakes. I didn't like the idea of a toddler running around with 80 pythons on the property. It was quite possible one would have eaten him. I've only got a baby anaconda now." GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is well versed in pet safety.

27th November 2007

Quote: "If you want a real stripper, you get a hooker. The girls in South America are the best, they do anything." Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash on the world's best exotic dancers.

9th November 2007

Quote: "He did such a long guitar solo, I felt I was in a GUNS N' ROSES video. The only thing missing was Slash smoking in the rain." Singer Amy Winehouse jokes about what it was like to record a duet with Prince for her smash BACK TO BLACK album.

3rd November 2007

Quote: "On Halloween, it's the one night you can get away and go, `I'm just a guy looking like Slash... It's a Halloween novelty." Rocker SLASH loves trick or treating as himself.

27th October 2007

Quote: "I had no idea he was such a f**k-up, and I loved it." Rocker Slash recalls in his new, self-titled autobiography the time he met a "very, very drunk" BILLY JOEL.

3rd October 2007

Quote: "That's the amazing part, that I can remember any of it. It very easily could only have been three pages long." Rocker Slash had to think really hard to recall his years of excess in GUNS N' ROSES for his self-titled autobiography.

22nd September 2007

Fact: Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are among the heavy rock 'survivors' who will appear on a series of new addiction-recovery videos, released by the MusiCares organisation. The stars will share their lowest moments with others struggling with life and abuse issues.

1st August 2007

Quote: "I'm not great at it. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it's hard for me to get rid of 30 years... of playing in a certain way and then all of the sudden become accustomed to pressing some buttons and stuff." Slash, the star of GUITAR HERO III, is struggling to come to terms with the video game.

10th June 2007

Quote: "I learned a long time ago, never have an orgasm right before you go on stage, you can't stand up properly. It's true! I know first hand..." Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash separates work from play.

4th June 2007

Quote: "You sweat in those leather pants and jacket and your whole body is like black ink." Rocker Slash on the downside of wearing black leather onstage.

18th September 2006

Fact: The house Billy Bob Thornton bought from rocker Slash was once a 'speakeasy' for illegal boozers during America's Prohibition era in the early 1900s.

4th September 2006

Quote: "You know you've gone too far when Slash is saying, 'Look you have to shut it down, you're going to die.'" Troubled movie star Charlie Sheen realised it was time to clean up when former GUNS N' ROSES wildman Slash voiced concerns over his lifestyle.

12th January 2006

Fact: <p>Velvet Revolver rocker Slash's wife Perla Ferrar is a former Hustler porn model. </p>


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