Slash appeared in "The David Letterman Show " to promote his autobiography.
After leaving Guns 'N' Roses , Slash formed Slash's Snakepit .
Slash and bassist Duff McKagan have been good friends ever since Guns N Roses began.
Before GNR, Slash was a very popular session guitarist. A few of the bands he played with are: Bad Company, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, and Rod Stewart.
Slash's mother worked as a fashion designer for singer David Bowie.
Slash is and always has been great friends with drummer Matt Sorum.
Slash is featured on the game Guitar Hero 3.
Slash makes a cameo appearance in one episode of Tales From The Crypt as a DJ.
Slash was added to the Hollywood Rock Walk Of Fame on January 17, 2007.
Slash made an appearance on the first album of American Idol alumni Chris Daughtry, playing lead guitar on the song What I Want.
Slash left Guns N Roses in part because he wanted to continue playing 80s style hard rock, whereas Axl Rose wanted to move to a more progressive style, with alternative influences.
Slash is famous for his habit of pointing the guitar upwards when he plays a solo.
Slash was the inspiration for the character Death from the movie " Six-String Samurai ". In the movie, Death is a heavy metal guitar player who wears a top hat and leather.
Slash stole his signature top hat from a street shop, along with a belt. He cut the belt in half and wore it around the hat.
Slash is 5'10" tall.
Slash played the national anthem at the opening of the 2005 Toronto Blue Jays season.
Slash's self-given nickname is a reference to his hyperactivity.
Slash is often believed to be the inspiration behind Otto, the bus driver from The Simpsons, who is an avid heavy metal fan and likes snakes.
Slash has said that the famous riff to Sweet Child O' Mine was actually meant to be a joke, but Axl liked it and refused to play the song without it.
Slash gained notoriety for his intoxicated acceptance speech with Duff McKagan at the 1990 American Music Awards, where he and Duff went to accept GNR's second award while intoxicated and smoking cigarettes.
Slash's first band, Road Crew, was formed with childhood friend and ex-Guns N Roses drummer Steve Adler, but they were unable to retain any members but themselves.
Slash appeared on the cover of Guitar World's July 2007 issue, holding his guitar with a snake coiled around its neck.
Although he has over 250 guitars, Slash uses a Gibson Les Paul in concert.
Slash is the first guitarist to have a custom-made amplifier from Marshall.
Slash was embroiled in controversy in 2006, where former Guns N Roses bandmate Axl Rose alleged that he broke into his house, insulted members of his current band Velvet Revolver (which also includes former Gunners Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum) and claimed that "in their long-running feud, Axl has proved stronger".
Slash and Axl Rose were introduced by their mutual agent, Vucky Hamilton.
Slash's early influences included Rory Gallagher, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, and Queen.
Slash auditioned for a role in the band Poison.
As a teenager, Slash would often spend hours practicing his technique each day.
Slash's first guitar was given to him by his grandmother.
Slash dropped out of school after the 11th grade.
Slash's father, Anthony Hudson, was a white Englishman. His mother, Ola, was African American.
Along with his guitar playing, Slash is best known for his long curly hair and top hat.
Slash made a minor appearance as a teenager in the 1984 cult film Suburbia as a concert-goer at a punk rock club.
He started playing guitar at 15 years old.
At the age of 11, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles, California.
He currently resides in Beverly Hills.
Slash is a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.
He attended Beverly Hills High School.
Slash: Y'know, you got to make choices in life. You can't keep on following bands around your whole life and partying out. One day you're gonna wake up and you'll be 30 years old and you won't have done a damn thing with your life.
Slash: My peers suck. They're really bad. I hope that in another five years Guns N' Roses isn't considered another Poison or Kingdom Come. I hope were remembered as being different. I mean were in a bad time for rock'n roll now. It's like here in the late '80s, people just aint doing anything from their soul. It's turned into a very business and money oriented type industry. I would hope that we're a bit away from that as far as the music goes. Don't forget we didn't have to play any games to get signed. We told people that we were gonna do just what we said we'd do and that's the only way we'd sign a contract. And we stuck to it.
Slash: We're not stupid. Axl doesn't do drugs or hardly drink anymore. He lives to be on that stage. He eats, sleeps and plays. That's it. Izzy hardly even smokes anymore. Steven doesn't have any problems in those regards and Duff and I drink. I'm not a practicing drug addict anymore.
Slash: I try and get my sleep but I'm just a naturally excitable person and can't get much sleep on the road. We always seem to be on the bus at night. My whole personal life is wrapped up in this band and its real real hard to separate the two. I like to drink and hang out a lot. I have a steady girlfriend, but I only see her twice a year when I'm not touring.
Slash: If I had one wish. I'd ask for a constant supply of Marlboros.
Slash: I got this reputation for being drunk all the time but I'm really not all that bad. I'm actually a nice shy kid.
Slash: We improvise the whole time we're playing. A lot of times we won't know that song we're gonna do and I'll suggest one and we'll debate it right there on stage. Sometimes I'll start improvising and they'll know not to mess around until I'm finished and I give them a nod. We do go off on our individual things but it somehow all stays together. We do the whole show like that. We screw up every so often but not that much.
Slash: The last job I had was in a music store and I got fired. One job I never even showed up at because Motley Crue was recording in LA. so I went to hang out outside the studio.
Slash: The cool thing is that in reality you can't put a label on us. Come down to our shows and watch. You'll see that there's every kind of fan at our shows. There's the hardcore metal heads, there's the hardcore punks, all kinds of people. There's that whole whitefaced make-up with the black hair scene and then all the really young kids that have just gotten out of junior high school.
Slash: The sense of humor inside the band suits me fine. I don't have to go down to the Comedy Shop to get a joke. I can find that here.
Slash: Longevity ain't a problem for us at all. Longevity is something that everybody else thinks about, not us. We're just going to keep doing this until its no fun anymore. I know that's almost a cliche but it's true. When its not a turn-on anymore, that s when we quit. We're not going to be one of these bands who say. 'well, we got to keep going out there even though we hate-every minute of it.
Slash: (revealing he regrets fighting with Guns 'n' Roses band members) Recently, Velvet Revolver had to induct Van Halen into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame because they were fighting and couldn't do it themselves. It changed my view. Fighting with band members is so childish.
Slash: (when asked about the possibility of a Guns N Roses reunion) I'd have to say it's unlikely. There's too much bad blood there.