Iconic Rock Figure And Legendary Guitarist Slash In Rare One-On-One At Canadian Music Week 2010


Thursday, March 11, 2010
4:00 PM
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

A musician, artist and iconic rock figure, Slash is recognized as an indelible force in the world of music today.  Time Magazine recently chose him as one of the best electric guitarists of all time, along with Hendrix himself.  To us, he is the man who defined the sound of Guns N' Roses and the last great guitar god.  With album sales nearing the 100 million mark, seven Grammy nominations, and countless music projects, Slash will be sharing memories and insights on life, love and playing loud during a very special in-depth celebrity interview at Canadian Music Week on Thursday, March 11, 2010.

Since bursting onto the scene in 1985 with Guns N' Roses, Slash has become one of the most admired virtuoso axmen of the century, providing some of rock's greatest anthems.  From the unforgettable licks of GN'R classics "Welcome to the Jungle", "You Could Be Mine", and "Sweet Child O' Mine" to Michael Jackson's "Black or White", to his latest offerings with Velvet Revolver, his trademark sound is unmistakable.

A principle and founding member of Guns N' Roses, Slash was instrumental in fueling the band's debut album Appetite For Destruction to critical acclaim, becoming the second highest selling debut of all time and remaining as one of rock's most revered albums.  During his time with GN'R, the band released five studio albums, two EPs, one live album, and three music video DVDs.

After departing the group in 1995, Slash formed his own band Slash's Snakepit and released two albums.  In 2003 he formed Velvet Revolver with ex-GN'R members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.  Their debut release Contraband reached multi-platinum success and earned the band a 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock Performance" for the track "Slither".

Throughout his career, Slash has performed and recorded with some of the most distinguished names in music including Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Ray Charles.  As a musical director at the 2005 Grammy Awards telecast, Slash led Stevie Wonder, Bono, Brian Wilson, and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith through a stirring rendition of The Beatles' classic "Across The Universe".

At the invitation of several film producers and directors, Slash began scoring music for feature films as well as writing and recording songs for soundtracks.  His compositions can be heard throughout the award-winning biopic Ray, as well as box-office blockbusters The Hulk, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Big Daddy, Jackie Brown and Interview With The Vampire.  In 2003, he picked up a Grammy nomination for his impassioned interpretation of the Godfather theme, a contribution to the soundtrack for The Kid Stays in the Picture, a documentary about celebrated film producer and his long-time friend, Robert Evans.

In April 2010, Slash will be releasing his debut self-titled solo album through Universal Music.  Featuring collaborative performances with some of music's legendary greats and leading contemporaries, the album is certain to become an essential release on many a rock fan's lists.  

To see Slash in this rare opportunity, visit the Canadian Music Week website - www.cmw.net