Guitar god Saul Hudson, AKA Slash, turned 57 years old on July 23. Let’s celebrate his birthday by counting down his greatest shreds.
Slash has been part of so many super groups that you’re forgiven if you forgot about Slash’s Snakepit, a band that also included members of Alice in Chains, Jellyfish, and Pride and Glory. Without question, Slash made this song their best track.
Game recognizes game. Lenny Kravitz, an undisputed guitar master, nonetheless, enlisted Slash for the 1991 album Mama Said. Did you know these guys went to high school together? They did! And Nicolas Cage was there, too!
Okay, so Slash did not play the famous guitar riff on the studio version of “Black or White.” But, he did play it LIVE with Michael Jackson on the Dangerous tour in 1992, and several times later, too. Slash did play on Jacko’s “Give into Me,” but the live version of ‘Black or White” is better.