★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: SLASH SLASH is one of the greatest R★CK guitarists of all time.   Born in the UK,  Slash lived there with his father and paternal grandparents until the age of 5.  He and his father then joined his mother, who had moved to L.A. to pursue her career as a designer.  Fighting, seperation, and alcohol split his parents and he became a 'problem child.'  When his mother went on the road, he stayed with her mother, whom he loved and felt grounded by.   As a teen, Slash was influenced by Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and Black Sabbath.  A BMX champion, he gave it up after taking guitar lessons and listening to his teacher play Led Zeppelin and Cream.  He practiced up to 12 hours a day.  He joined his first band at 17, and formed his own 2 years later.    Guns N' Roses This L.A. based band played all the local favorites...... The Troubador, Whiskey and The Roxy, as...
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