Slash Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Awards.
Slash Net Worth 2020 – Slash is a British-American musician, the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses.
He achieved international success and fame with the band and also formed the side project Slash’s Snakepit while he was still involved with the band.
Born as Saul Hudson in London to an inter-racial couple, he developed an early interest in music and started playing the guitar as a teenager.
Slash was born as Saul Hudson in London on July 23, 1965. His mother Ola J. Hudson was an African-American costume designer and his father Anthony Hudson was a white English artist. He was nicknamed “Slash” by a family friend.
He had a difficult childhood marked by his parents’ separation, father’s alcoholism, and other troublesome family issues. He was a troubled child who grew up to be a rebellious teenager.
He was not much interested in academics as a school student and was more inclined towards music. He began taking guitar classes with Robert Wolin, a teacher at Fairfax Music School.
He also loved biking, but his love for music was so great that he abandoned biking to focus on his music. He was so passionate about music that he practiced playing the guitar up to 12 hours a day.
- Slash embarked on his professional career in the early 1980s. He joined his first band in 1981 and two years later, he formed his own band with his friend, Steven Adler. However, the band was not successful and was disbanded quickly.
- He, along with Adler joined the newly founded band Guns N’ Roses in 1985. Initially, they played at nightclubs and opened for bigger bands, and by the end of 1986, they began recording their debut album.
- Guns N’ Roses released their debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction’ in 1987 which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, on the strength of the hit ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’—their only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Over the next few years, Slash found widespread fame and success with the band which released several successful albums including ‘Use Your Illusion I’ (1991), ‘Use Your Illusion II’ (1991), and ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’ (1993).
- By the mid-1990s, Slash realized that he no longer wanted to be a part of Guns N’ Roses and quit the band in 1996.
- He later formed a supergroup, Velvet Revolver, with his former band mates Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner and Scott Weiland. The group achieved considerable success with their debut album, ‘Contraband’ which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. chart and sold two million copies. After a successful stint with the group, Slash left Velvet Revolver in 2008.
- Eventually, he decided to embark on a solo career and released his debut solo album, ‘Slash’, in 2010. It featured the hit songs ‘Beautiful Dangerous’, ‘Back from Cali’, ‘Nothing to Say’, and ‘Starlight’. The album was a huge commercial hit and re-established Slash as a successful performer in his solo career.
- He began working on his much-anticipated second album in 2011 and released the album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ in 2012. The album, noted for its stripped down hard rock sound, debuted at No. 2 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
In 2007, Slash was awarded the title of “Riff Lord” during Metal Hammer’s fourth annual Golden Gods awards.
He received the award for “Best Guitarist Of The Year 2012” by Loudwires readers in 2013.
In January 2015, he received the Les Paul award.
On August 2020, Perla’s lawyer filed a document which claimed that Slash’s 2017 income was $45 million.