Slash (born Saul Hudson), guitarist for Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver was born on this day, July 23rd, in 1965! I have Interviewed and met Slash many times over the years and he is always very sweet, hilarious and a true pleasure to be around. Happy Birthday, Slash!
On this Date, July 21st in 1987: Guns N’ Roses released their landmark debut album Appetite for Destruction, which would later spend five weeks on top of the Billboard 200 album chart. As of September 2008 the album is certified 18 times platinum. The band Guns N’ Roses in their original line-up – Axl, Slash, Duff, Steven and Izzy – were inarguable the greatest hard rock band of that era. The fact that Axl Rose could and would willingly destroy that band is proof enough to me that the man is mentally ill. You can read my interview with original GNR guitarist Slash from February 2001 at This Link.