During his time in Guns N’ Roses, guitarist Saul Hudson has taken a variety of stage names.
Some of these include SLASH, Snakepit, and Myles Kennedy.
His career after the band is pretty interesting as well. Here’s a brief look at some of his most interesting projects.
SLASH, or Saul Hudson, is the lead guitarist for the iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses. He also wrote several of the songs for their Use Your Illusion twins album.
Slash’s career began at a young age. His mother was a fashion designer. She also designed some David Bowie costumes.
He grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He had a hard time fitting in at school. However, his family moved to Los Angeles when he was eleven.
Slash learned how to play guitar when he was thirteen. His father worked in the entertainment industry, so he had access to a lot of music.
He also got to see David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Joni Mitchell. He also became an avid fan of Aerosmith.
In 1989, SLASH met Meegan Hodges.
They were married for several years. The two began to spend more time together. Eventually, they moved in together. It was at this time that Slash decided to form his own band.
His debut album, Appetite for Destruction, is considered by many to be the best album of all time.
It also became the 11th best-selling album of all time in the United States.
In the late 1980s, Guns N’ Roses became an international success.
Their albums were popular in concert, and the band also achieved mainstream success. However, Guns N’ Roses changed their lineup several times.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
SLASH also wrote several songs for the Use Your Illusion twins album, including Rockabye Baby!, which is a parody of some of the most popular albums of all time.
He also played guitar on the game Sega’s Viper Night Drivin’.
During his years with Guns N’ Roses, Saul Hudson played guitar in the band under the stage name Snakepit.
A snakepit is a group that blends hard rock with other genres.
They played on several albums and tours in the early 2000s. The band’s website features reviews and song clips.
Saul Hudson was born in Stoke, England, on July 23, 1965. His mother moved to the United States when he was six.
His father designed record covers for musicians. SLASH attended Beverly Hills High School. He later co-founded Velvet Revolver with former bandmates.
He has two children. He has also played with other bands.
He has two albums and contributed to several other rock artists. He has been a big supporter of animals.
He backed the cause of the endangered Asian elephant, Billy. He also plays in a cover band.
Saul Hudson has a unique sound.
He plays guitar in a style that is based on Aerosmith licks. He plays two 1987 Les Paul Standard guitars.
He has a signature hat. He is known for his ability to play in a hurry.
Snakepit’s first album, IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE, was released in February 1995. It sold over one million copies in the US.
The group toured with Pride and Glory’s Brian Tichy.
Snakepit went on to open for AC/DC in the North American leg of their tour.
The group’s last performance was in July 2001. Their next tour was canceled due to illness. They toured Europe and the Far East.
Saul Hudson left Guns N’ Roses in 1996 after disagreements with lead singer Axl Rose.
He joined a touring band with guitarist Gilby Clarke and drummer Brian Tichy.
Collaborations with Myles Kennedy
During his solo career, Slash has collaborated with a number of musicians, including Myles Kennedy, Saul Hudson, Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock, and Chris Cornell.
Slash has won a GRAMMY Award, and he has sold more than 100 million albums.
His album Velvet Revolver achieved critical acclaim, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Myles Kennedy and Slash have collaborated on four studio albums.
They released their debut album Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators in 2012.
Later that year, they released Apocalyptic Love and World on Fire. Now they have signed with BMG. The new album, 4, will be released on February 11, 2022.
The collaboration between Slash and Myles Kennedy is based on mutual respect and shared knowledge of music theory.
The two met at a clinic in Vegas. They worked on about 90 percent of the album in five days.
They were unsure of the third record at first. They finally decided on the album, and it was released by Gibson Records in partnership with BMG.
The album features the song “Back from Cali” which was co-written by Myles Kennedy and Slash. This song was a hit for Slash.
He added Velvet Revolver for variety. In addition to Kennedy’s lead vocals, Slash has drafted other musicians to sing lead vocals on the album.
The album also features “Boulevard of Broken Hearts,” a song written by Kennedy and Slash. They have toured in support of the album.
Slash and Myles Kennedy have also been touring together since 2010. The two have released two more studio albums, including their debut.
In addition to the studio albums, the two have also released a few live tracks.
They have toured extensively. They have expanded their creative vision, and their legacy has grown.
Mother’s death from lung cancer
Known as the lead guitarist for the rock group Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s name is more than just his stage name.
He is an incredibly gifted artist who has earned the title of the world’s best guitarist and a place among the top musicians of all time.
His solos have made him a household name and helped to steer the ’80s pop scene away from synth-heavy music toward rock’n’roll.
He is a talented musician and has helped to usher in a new era of salacious rock music.
His first album, Appetite for Destruction, sold more than 28 million copies and ranked as the best-selling debut album in the United States.
While Guns N’ Roses were one of the most famous bands of the 80s, they also had a troubled history.
They fought over creative control and brand ownership.
Their debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was released in July 1987 and became the best-selling debut album in the U.S. Their second album, Use Your Illusion II, was released simultaneously.
Guns N’ Roses went on to record four albums between 1988 and 1991. Their most famous song, Sweet Child O’ Mine, was their only US top-ten hit.
They also earned stripes playing raucous shows in Los Angeles clubs.
However, they were plagued by drug problems.
Despite his own addictions, Slash has remained relatively clean and sober since his mother died of lung cancer in 2009.
He has also taken up new hobbies like computer programming and pinball machines. He is also a big fan of SpongeBob SquarePants.
He is also known for his artwork and provided the artwork for Aerosmith’s 2012 album. He also designed the famous circular GN’R logo.
Career after Guns N’ Roses
Whether you’re a Guns N’ Roses fan or not, you know that the band has been through a lot in its short career.
While there have been a few hits along the way, they never made a lasting impact. They’re not even in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet.
Guns N’ Roses started out in Los Angeles in 1985. The band included Axl Rose, Robin Finck, Dizzy Reed, Paul Tobias, Chris Pitman, and Tommy Stinson.
They signed with Geffen Records. They released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, in 1987.
It became the biggest-selling debut album of all time. They also earned a 1989 American Music Award for Best Heavy Metal Album.
The band had a number of hits during this time, including “Whole Lotta Rosie”, “Paradise City”, “Sweet Child of Mine”, and “Live and Let Die”.
They also received two World Music Awards in 1993.
After a few years, the band started to experience some tension within the group. The band members were considered a danger to themselves.
Some members, like Steven Adler, were on drugs, while others were unable to perform.
The band started working on their next album in 1994. Guns N’ Roses released “The Spaghetti Incident” in 1993.
It did not match the success of their first two albums, “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II”, but the band did receive solid reviews.
Guns N’ Roses have gone on to enjoy a successful touring career, and they’ve earned a significant amount of wealth through their live performances.
Their 2021 tour raked in over $2 million from 11,200 fans.
They also ranked seventh on Forbes’ list of highest-grossing tours of 2021.