The former Guns N' Roses guitar is heading for his country of birth...

SLASH’S SNAKEPIT have confirmed the first of what is expected to be a short UK tour in early December.

The only date so far set in stone is at Sheffield Corporation on December 3, but the band, who arrive in Britain from the Australian leg of their world tour on December 2, are believed to be lining up four dates, which sources say are likely to include London and Glasgow. Further details should be announced shortly.

Slash then hauls his Snakepit off to Denmark on December 7 for 11 dates on mainland Europe before returning to the US for the Christmas break on December 23.