Guitarist Slash to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Guitarist Slash (AP Photo)

(CNS) – The guitarist Slash will receive the 2,473rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career in which he helped Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver sell more than 100 million albums.

Walk of Fame members Charlie Sheen and movie producer Robert Evans will join Slash in speaking in the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of Hard Rock Cafe. Slash received one of his seven Grammy nominations for his interpretation of the theme from “The Godfather” for the 2002 documentary about Evans, “The Kid Stays in the Picture.”

Slash will perform a private acoustic concert at Hard Rock Cafe following the ceremony.

Born Saul Hudson on July 23, 1965, in London, Slash was 5 years old when he joined his artist father Anthony in moving to Los Angeles to be with his mother Ola, a costume designer.

Slash began his career in 1981, was the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses from 1985-1996, and co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver in 2002. Since 2008, he has pursued a solo career, including releasing the critically acclaimed chart-topping album “Apocalyptic Love” on May 22 this year.

Slash was named as the second greatest electric guitar player by Time in 2009, behind Jimi Hendrix. He received his lone Grammy in 2005 for best hard rock performance for the Velvet Revolver single “Slither.”

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