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Slash has a reputation as one of the brightest stars in both rock and contemporary music. As an artist, his influence on melody, rich lyrics and guitar playing has made him a stalwart husband of musical history. Many have fallen in love with hits like 'Sweet Child O' Mines', while others have found further solace with contemporaries such as 'Anastasia'. Indeed Slash's albums like Appetite for Destruction not only led eventually to worldwide recognition but success in other endeavours. His commendable musical career fuels excited enthusiasm over his best songs and albums.
Slash - From Guns N' Roses to Solo Career: A Musical Journey
When it comes to iconic rock guitarists, the name Slash stands out. With his signature curly black hair, top hat, and Gibson Les Paul, Slash has been a force in the rock music scene since the late 80s. Most famous for his work with Guns N' Roses, he has also had a successful solo career, collaborations with other artists, and even scored movies. In this blog, we'll take a musical journey through Slash's life and career, discussing his musical biography, best songs, genre, famous concerts, and a critic.
Slash was born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, in 1965. His mother was a costume designer, and his father was an artist who designed album covers. The family moved to Los Angeles when Slash was a child. He started playing the guitar at age 15 and joined his first band, Tidus Sloan, with future Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler. In the mid-80s, Slash became a member of Guns N' Roses, one of the biggest rock bands of all time. He was in the band from 1985 until 1996, during which time they released several iconic albums, including Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion I & II. Slash's guitar solos in songs like November Rain and Sweet Child O' Mine helped to define the band's sound and made him a legend in his own right.
In 1996, Slash left Guns N' Roses and went on to have a successful solo career. His first solo album, Slash, came out in 2010, featuring collaborations with various artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, and Iggy Pop. He has since released several solo albums, including Apocalyptic Love and Living the Dream, and has toured extensively around the world. Slash is also known for his collaborations with other artists, including Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, and Rihanna.
When it comes to genre, Slash's music can be classified as hard rock or heavy metal. He has been heavily influenced by classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath. His guitar playing is characterized by his trademark bends, fast runs, and soaring solos.
Some of Slash's best-known songs include Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Slither, Anastasia, and World on Fire. These songs showcase his talent for weaving memorable riffs and hooks with his signature guitar sound. They're instantly recognizable and a staple of rock radio to this day.
Slash has played in some of the most famous concerts in rock history. Notably, Guns N' Roses headlined the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington, England, in 1988, along with Iron Maiden and Kiss. The show was a defining moment not just for the band but for the entire genre of hard rock and heavy metal. Slash has also played with some of the biggest names in music, including the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon 5 and Travis Scott.
Finally, a critic of Slash's work might point out that he has stayed within the realm of hard rock for his entire career, not branching out into other genres much. They might also say that his guitar playing, while virtuosic, can be somewhat predictable at times. However, most fans would argue that Slash's consistency in staying true to his roots is part of what makes him great, and that his playing style is unique and recognizable for a reason.
Slash's musical journey has been a fascinating one, from his early days with Guns N' Roses to his current solo career. He has become a guitar icon, known for his signature sound and unforgettable stage presence. Fans of hard rock and heavy metal will always have a special place in their hearts for Slash and his music. Here's hoping he continues to shred for many years to come.


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2024-02-24 h: 19:00
Hordern Pavilion
Sydney, Australia
1 - Serial Killer
2 - World On Fire
3 - You're a Lie
4 - Apocalyptic Love
5 - Bad Rain
6 - Anastasia
7 - Ghost (Feat. Ian Astbury)
8 - Crucify The Dead (Feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
9 - Gotten (Feat. Adam Levine)
10 - I Hold On (Feat. Kid Rock)
11 - Neither Can I
12 - Standing in the Sun
13 - Dime Store Rock
14 - Starlight (Feat. Myles Kennedy)
15 - Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - The Great Pretender
16 - Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Driving Rain
17 - Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
18 - You're A Lie
19 - Promise (feat. Chris Cornell)
20 - Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
21 - One Last Thrill
22 - No More Heroes
23 - Halo
24 - We're All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop)
25 - We Will Roam
26 - Not For Me
27 - Hard & Fast
28 - Far And Away
29 - Shots Fired
30 - Bent To Fly
31 - By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
32 - Beautiful Dangerous
33 - Shadow Life
34 - Dirty Girl
35 - By The Sword
36 - Doctor Alibi (feat. Lemmy Kilmeister)
37 - Automatic Overdrive
38 - Wicked Stone
39 - Ghost
40 - 30 Years To Life
41 - Back From Cali
42 - Sweet Child O' Mine - Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators; Live At Spotify, London
43 - Promise
44 - Gotten
45 - Driving Rain (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
46 - Stone Blind
47 - Too Far Gone
48 - Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows)
49 - Slow Grind (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
50 - Boulevard Of Broken Hearts (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
51 - The River Is Rising (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
52 - Avalon
53 - The Unholy
54 - Driving Rain
55 - April Fool
56 - 'driving Rain'
57 - Call Off The Dogs


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Hordern Pavilion
Sydney, Australia
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Birmingham, UK
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Manchester, UK
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Glasgow, UK
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OVO Arena
London, UK
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Düsseldorf, Germany
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Hamburg, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Munich, Germany
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Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
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Paris, France
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