List of Slash band members

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Slash performing live in 2015.

Slash is an English-American hard rock musician. Best known as the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses (1985–1996 and 2016–present) and Velvet Revolver (2002–2008), he began his solo career in 2009 with the recording of his eponymous debut album.[1] The album featured a range of musicians and vocalists, with the core rhythm section made up of bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Josh Freese.[2] In promotion of the release, Slash toured throughout 2010 and 2011 with vocalist Myles Kennedy (who had recorded two songs for the album), rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz.[3] Former Big Wreck bassist Dave Henning was originally planned to be a member of the touring group, but was replaced by Kerns within weeks of the lineup's initial announcement.[4]

After the conclusion of his first solo touring cycle, Slash continued working with Kennedy, Kerns and Fitz on the recording of his second album.[5] Released in 2012, Apocalyptic Love was billed as the first album by "Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators", the new name for the guitarist's backing band.[6] Schneck was not retained for the Apocalyptic Love World Tour, with The Cab's Frank Sidoris announced as his replacement in February 2012.[7] During the promotional tour for 2014's World on Fire, Slash and his band recorded their third live release Live at the Roxy 9.25.14, which was the first to feature Sidoris on guitar.[8] The guitarist became a full member of the band in 2018, when he contributed to his first Slash studio recording, Living the Dream, which was released later in the year.[9]

Official members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
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Myles Kennedy 2010–present all Slash solo releases
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Brent Fitz all Slash solo releases since Live in Manchester (2010)
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Todd Kerns
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Frank Sidoris 2012–present
(touring 2012–2018)
  • rhythm guitar
  • backing vocals

Former members[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Dave Henning 2010 bass none – rehearsals only
Bobby Schneck 2010–2011
(touring only)
  • rhythm guitar
  • backing vocals

Other contributors[edit]

Session musicians[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Chris Chaney 2009 Slash (2010)
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Josh Freese
  • drums
  • percussion
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Lenny Castro percussion

Touring substitutes[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Details
Tony Montana 2010
  • bass
  • backing vocals
Montana replaced Kerns between July and August 2010 while the regular bassist was recovering from surgery.[10]

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vinnicombe, Chris (4 March 2010). "Slash solo album interview: the track-by-track guide". MusicRadar. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Slash starts 'nailing' his solo album". NME. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Guitarist Bobby Schneck Will Not Be Touring With Slash". Blabbermouth.net. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Slash Announces Lineup Change In His Touring Band". Blabbermouth.net. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Slash To Begin Pre-Production On New Solo Album". Blabbermouth.net. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ Grow, Kory (16 February 2012). "Slash Announces New Album, 'Apocalyptic Love,' and Reveals Cover Art". Revolver. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Slash Recruits The Cab Guitarist For Upcoming Tour". Blabbermouth.net. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ Swanson, Dave (17 June 2015). "Slash, 'Live at the Roxy' -- DVD Review". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  9. ^ "It's Official: Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators To Release New Album In The Fall". Blabbermouth.net. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Slash Taps Ex Great White Bassist For Upcoming Tour". Blabbermouth.net. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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