Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965), better known by the stage name Slash, is a guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. As a musician, artist, and iconic rock figure, Slash has left a lasting imprint on the world that cannot be measured in a few short words. His trademark sound is as original as it is unmistakable. His music catalog spans several decades, a body of work that has given us some of rock’s greatest anthems. From television and radio to professional sporting events, his music continues to provide a soundtrack for life.
Never satisfied with resting on past laurels, Slash continues to evolve as an artist and pursue new creative outlets–one reason for the continued success and vitality of his career. Most recently, the legendary guitarist/songwriter can be seen featured in the latest installment of the wildly popular video game Guitar Hero for which he wrote and recorded the game’s theme song and his character’s guitar solo. He also licensed a few of his greatest hits, including the Guns N’ Roses classic, “Welcome to the Jungle.” Launched by a worldwide marketing campaign that featured his distinctive likeness, the game shattered previous records by selling over $100 million in its first week of release. In 2007, the game took in a whopping $820 million in total sales while opening the floodgates to a whole new generation of fans.
As busy as ever, his current schedule is filled with numerous projects, including an animation series, several internet projects, a clothing and jewelry line, a scripted tv series based on his life–being developed by his wife and her company, Honey Pot Entertainment–and a solo project with the working title, Slash & Friends, an album of special guest collaborations.