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The First Time With..., Series 4 Episode 4 of 15

Rock icon and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Slash talks about his youth in Stoke-on-Trent; how he fell in love with the sound of his signature Gibson Les Paul guitar; the early days of Guns N' Roses; what the debauched LA rock scene on the Sunset Strip was really like; and reflects on how a gang of punk rock kids with a seeming lack of morality became the biggest band in the world.

He also chats about the pressures of fame; the excess that accompanied Guns N' Roses' legendary two and half year long Use Your Illusion tour (still one of the biggest concert tours in history); his own long battles with drugs and drink; and his successful reinvention as a much-loved solo artist.

First broadcast in 2012.

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Tue 10 Nov 2015 01:00