Slash pays tribute to electric guitar pioneer Les Paul

Guitarist says he is 'humbled' to have known him

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has paid tribute to the late guitar pioneer Les Paul, who died yesterday (August 13).

Musician and inventor Paul died aged 94 due to complications arising from a bout of severe pneumonia in New York.

Slash released a statement to honour Paul, describing him as “brilliant”.

Les Paul was a shining example of how full one’s life can be, he was so vibrant and full of positive energy,” he said in the statement. “I’m honoured and humbled to have known and played with him over the years, he was an exceptionally brilliant man.”

Read NME.COM’s Les Paul Obituary.

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