Saul Hudson, better known as Slash was born in Hampstead (London), England in 1965. The first instrument he ever played was the drums, being a little 5 year old drummer boy in a school production. Nowadays he lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Perla and two sons London and Cash. Other inhabitants in and around his home are a number of reptiles, as he is fascinated by these creatures.
At the age of 35, Slash was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, caused by his years of alcohol and drug abuse. He was given between six days and six weeks to live. Though he survived and has been living with an internal defibrillator in his heart since 2002. He does not do drugs and has not had alcohol since 2005, which he credits to his wife. After his mother died from lung cancer, he finally quit smoking as well.
Slash is best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 80´s and early 90´s . Besides Guns N Roses, Slash has played with many bands as Tidus Sloan, Road Crew, Hollywood Rose, Black Sheep, Slash´s Snakepit, Slash´s Blues Ball, and Velvet Revolver.
His style has been influenced by bands coming from all kinds of music streams. Early hard rock: Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, AC/DC. Old rock n´ roll: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Doors, Queen. Punk rock: The Stooges, Nazareth, Sex Pistols. Metal, grunge and alternative: Soundgarden, Metallica, The Offspring, Rage Against The Machine, Kid Rock. Blues players: B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton. And finally great guitar heroes: Ted Nugent, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen. All of these represent not only his influences, but also his personal likings.
The Apocalyptic Love Tour is going around the world performing their newest album Apocalyptic Love, which was released earlier this year in May. Apocalyptic Love was made after Slash finished his tour promoting his first album. This tour left him and his band members so inspired that he decided to make a record together. Slash would make up stuff here and there and record it on his laptop using GarageBand of Pro Tools.
The first song that Slash and Myles Kennedy worked on together was Apocalyptic Love. This song made its debut at number 4 on the Billboard 200 charts and has sold 38,000 copies in the first week of release. The album was created by analog equipment only, produced by Eric Valentine and features vocalist Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz.
When: October 26
Time: Doors open 18:30, Starting at 20.00
Where: Gran Teatro GEOX, Corso Australia, 55, 35136 Padua, Italy
Tickets: from 41,40 to 48,30 euro
Rent one of the beautiful apartments in Venice and come see Slash featuring Kennedy and The Conspirators on their Apocalyptic Love tour!