Rose to fame as the lead guitarist of the Los Angeles-based hard rock band Guns N' Roses. His guitar prowess is best exemplified on such tracks as "Sweet Child o' Mine," "Paradise City" and "November Rain."
He was raised by costume designer Ola Hudson and album cover artist Anthony Hudson. His first band was Tidus Sloan, which he joined in 1981.
Apart from Guns N' Roses, he also formed the groups Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver and in 2010, he released his debut, self-titled solo album.
He co-founded Guns N' Roses with lead singer Axl Rose in 1985.