Slash Biography

'Slash's Snakepit' was an American rock supergroup from Los Angeles, California, formed by then-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash in 1993. Though often described as a solo or side project, Slash stated that Snakepit was a band, with equal contributions by all members. The first lineup of the band consisted of Slash, two of his Guns N' Roses band mates--drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Gilby Clarke--as well as Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez and former Jellyfish live guitarist Eric Dover on lead vocals.

Their debut album, It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, was released in 1995. For the supporting tour, Slash enlisted James LoMenzo and Brian Tichy, of Pride and Glory, in place of Inez and Sorum who had other commitments. They played shows in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia before Geffen Records pulled their financial support for the tour, with Slash returning to Guns N' Roses and Slash's Snakepit disbanding.

Following his departure from Guns N' Roses in 1996, Slash formed the cover band Slash's Blues Ball. After a tour in 1997, Slash approached Blues Ball bassist Johnny Griparic about forming a new lineup of Slash's Snakepit. The new lineup consisted of Slash, Griparic, singer Rod Jackson, guitarist Ryan Roxie and drummer Matt Laug (Roxie and Laug were both former members of Alice Cooper's solo band). They recorded and released their second album entitled Ain't Life Grand in 2000, which was preceded by a tour supporting AC/DC and followed by their own headlining tour. For the tour, Keri Kelli joined the group in place of Ryan Roxie, who departed following the completion of the album. However, after the final show, Slash disbanded Slash's Snakepit due to a lack of commitment from his band members.

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Slash plays gig at House of Commons

The five-song acoustic gig took place in the UK Parliament's Terrace Bar yesterday (June 2) in London

  • Jun 3, 2014

Slash to tour UK arenas in November and December – O2 Priority Ticket details

Guitar legend will play Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London

  • May 27, 2014

Slash begins work on 'sleazier, tougher and more dangerous' third solo album

Bass player Todd Kerns reveals recording will begin in February

  • Jan 21, 2014

Slash produces horror film 'Nothing Left To Fear'

The iconic guitar player has revealed that he will be releasing a new album next year

  • Oct 3, 2013

Slash hits out against shark culling - video

Former Guns N'Roses guitarist says 'it's not cool' to kill sea creatures

  • Apr 30, 2013

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Back From Cali

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Tie Your Mother Down

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World On Fire

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Bad Rain (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators) [Animated Video]

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Perform Their Song 'Gotten'

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Slash Reviews

Album review: Slash - 'Slash' (Roadrunner)

Album review: Slash - 'Slash' (Roadrunner)

What took him so long? You might well wonder...

  • May 24, 2010

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