Saul Hudson, better known as Slash, was born to an African American mother and British father in London on July 23, 1965. A family friend gave him the nickname "Slash," because he was constantly in motion.
Slash lived with his father and grandparents in Stoke-on-Trent until the age of five, when he and his father joined his mother in Los Angeles. His parents divorced several years later, and Slash became a "problem child." He lost interest in schoolwork and took up BMX racing. At 14, he began learning to play guitar, sometimes practicing for as many as 12 hours a day. In 1981, he joined his first band, Tidus Sloan, and dropped out of high school to tour.
Guns N' Roses
For the next four years, Slash joined or formed a series of bands. Among them was Hollywood Rose, which also included Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin. The band didn't last, but in 1985 Rose and Stradlin asked Slash to join their new band, Guns N' Roses. They began writing the songs that they would become known for, including "Sweet Child o' Mine," "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City," and were signed by Geffen Records in 1986.
By the time Guns N' Roses released their debut album, Appetite for Destruction, in 1987, Slash and other members of the band had developed a drug problem. Two years later, when the band opened for the Rolling Stones, Axl Rose made a very public announcement that he would leave the band if the other members kept using heroin. #Slash#Rock#RockBand#GunsNRoses#Curly#Curlyhair#RockStar#coversong#Afro#singersongwriter#vinylgram#vinyl#VinylClub#OldSchool#Oldies#Motown#Love#Lovesong#Producer#Falsetto#Acapella#HighTenor#Highnotes#Handsome#Singing#singersofinstagram#Sing#Singer#TV1#Unsung
This is a photo my Grandfather took of his car in 1937. This is from Augusta, GA. He was a avid photographer. And I have somehow ended up with a lot of his old negatives. He was quite meticulous in his labeling of the old negs. I have just gotten a scanner so I'm bringing his images back to life.
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