Slash receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
By Tribute News on July 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Slash has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist attended a ceremony outside the Hard Rock Café in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the unveiling of the 2,473rd star where he was feted by friends including Charlie Sheen, music producer Robert Evans and radio host Jim Ladd. The London-born musician said: "I've been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honor. And so I want to thank everybody for this; it's unbelievable. This is a really special acknowledgement ... it's the coolest thing you could ever get. I'm such a part of this scenery. I went to school here, and started playing guitar here, literally 100 yards down the street ... I got a very technicolor education up here." Charlie made a heartfelt speech in honor of his friend but also used the opportunity to take a swipe at Slash's former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose. He joked: "It's quite fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on." Slash - whose real name is Saul Hudson - was joined at the ceremony by his wife Perla Ferrar and their two sons.