List of Slash band members

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Slash performing live in 2015

Slash is an English-American hard rock musician. Best known as the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses (1985–1996 and 2016–present) and Velvet Revolver (2002–2008), he began his solo career in 2009 with the recording of his eponymous debut album. [1] The album featured a range of musicians and vocalists, with the core rhythm section made up of bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Josh Freese. [2] In promotion of the release, Slash toured throughout 2010 and 2011 with vocalist Myles Kennedy (who had recorded two songs for the album), rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz. [3] Former Big Wreck bassist Dave Henning was originally planned to be a member of the touring group, but was replaced by Kerns within weeks of the lineup's initial announcement. [4]

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After the conclusion of his first solo touring cycle, Slash continued working with Kennedy, Kerns and Fitz on the recording of his second album. [5] Released in 2012, Apocalyptic Love was billed as the first album by "Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators", the new name for the guitarist's backing band. [6] Schneck was not retained for the Apocalyptic Love World Tour, with The Cab's Frank Sidoris announced as his replacement in February 2012. [7] During the promotional tour for 2014's World on Fire , Slash and his band recorded their third live release Live at the Roxy 9.25.14 , which was the first to feature Sidoris on guitar. [8] The guitarist became a full member of the band in 2018, when he contributed to his first Slash studio recording, Living the Dream , which was released later in the year. [9]

Official members

Current members

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions
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Myles Kennedy 2010–present
  • lead vocals
  • rhythm guitar
all Slash solo releases
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Brent Fitz
  • drums
  • percussion
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • backing vocals
all Slash solo releases since Live in Manchester (2010)
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Todd Kerns
  • bass
  • backing and occasional lead vocals
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Frank Sidoris 2012–present (touring 2012–18)
  • rhythm guitar
  • backing vocals
all Slash solo releases since Live at the Roxy 9.25.14 (2015)

Former members

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions
Bobby Schneck2010–2011
  • rhythm guitar
  • backing vocals
Dave Henning2010bassnone – rehearsals only

Other contributors

Session musicians

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsRelease contributions
Chris Chaney 2009
  • bass
  • acoustic guitar
Slash (2010)
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Josh Freese
  • drums
  • percussion
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Lenny Castro percussion

Touring substitutes

ImageNameYears activeInstrumentsDetails
Tony Montana2010
  • bass
  • backing vocals
Montana replaced Kerns between July and August 2010 while Kerns was recovering from surgery. [10]
Cory Churko2019
  • rhythm guitar
  • backing vocals
Churko replaced Sidoris in June 2019 while Sidoris took leave due to health issues concerning his wife. [11]
Shane Gaalaas 2019
  • drums
Gaalaas replaced Fitz in August 2019 while Fitz was recovering from emergency surgery. [12]

Timeline

List of Slash band members

Lineups

PeriodMembersReleases
March – November 2009
March 2010
  • Slash – lead guitar
  • Myles Kennedy – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Bobby Schneck – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Henning – bass
  • Brent Fitz – drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, backing vocals
none – rehearsals only
March 2010 – July 2011
  • Slash – lead guitar
  • Myles Kennedy – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Bobby Schneck – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Todd Kerns – bass, backing vocals
  • Brent Fitz – drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, backing vocals
October 2011 – February 2012
  • Slash – lead guitar
  • Myles Kennedy – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Todd Kerns – bass, backing vocals
  • Brent Fitz – drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, backing vocals
February 2012 – present
  • Slash – lead guitar
  • Myles Kennedy – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Frank Sidoris – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Todd Kerns – bass, backing vocals
  • Brent Fitz – drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, backing vocals

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<i>Apocalyptic Love</i> 2012 studio album by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

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Apocalyptic Love World Tour

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Frank Sidoris American guitarist

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<i>Live at the Roxy 9.25.14</i>

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<i>Living the Dream</i> (Slash album) 2018 studio album by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

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