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Saul Hudson, better known as Slash


Saul Hudson, better known as Slash, photographed during a fundraising event to raise money for free instruments and recording studios for kids. The stage was packed with talent – another good story for another time. What struck me was this stoic presence. Slash was born in Hampstead, London. His mother was a costume designer whose clients included David Bowie; and his father an English artist who created album covers for musicians such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. He came to Los Angeles, taught himself guitar, and went on to be the lead guitarist for “Guns N’ Roses” and later “Velvet Revolver”. 

In a 2011 interview Slash revealed he's a cat lover, a pinball machine collector, 7 years clean & sober, doesn’t eat anything from the sea, has a pet anaconda named Sam, and has flat-lined 3 times (he has an implanted defibrillator).