Slash's Homecoming

07/19/2011
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(Gibson) With Slash playing a concert in Stoke-on-Trent in England next weekend, his British relatives have been reminiscing about the guitar great's time in Britain. Slash, who was born in Hampstead in 1965, spent his early years traveling between Los Angeles and England with his parents Tony, an artist, and Ola, a costume designer.

According to the Independent as the young Saul Hudson neared school age, he was sent to live with is grandparents near Stoke. "He came to Blurton to live with his gran because he needed an education," said Ian Hudson, Slash's uncle.

Slash stood out from the crowd, even as a kid. "He wore denim trousers and a corduroy jacket and had this thick head of hair, so girls were keen on him and the lads right jealous. But he was a gentle, loving, nice boy," said Uncle Ian. more on this story

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