If you play guitar, this section has been set aside for you. Here we have guitar and guitar band music from SLASH's fans. Each fan is supplying the music on his or her own site, and there are links here so you can move quickly from one to another. If you'd like to contribute a clip of your music, just put it up on a web site. Free sites are readily available on the web. Then send the url, the name you'd like to have used here, and a few words about what people will hear at your site. Email
Matches formed in January 2002 in Bristol UK and have been storming the
local rock scene ever since. They play a tight blend of hard, sleazy rock
and have a release planned for the end of 2005. Click on the band photo
to download one of their songs. Rock on, guys!
Looking for a cool European band? This is
S*M*A*S*H, a German rockband. They say that they play "the old (good)
stuff". They cover Bob Dylan, Metallica and Guns N'Roses! This is a big
seven piece band, so if you get out to see them, you know you are
going to hear some complete sounds. Melanie fronts the band, Stefan is
on guitar with Sven and Alexander. Horst is the bass man. Lucas is the
drummer and Matthias is lead vocalist. If you can coordinate this many
musicians, you'll provide some great competition. S*M*A*S*H has that
sewed up. Head over to their web site; it's in German, but music is a
universal language. You can figure out the menu items easily. And German
readers, make sure you look for the band!
Solorcade has been called one of the
most talented bands to hit the music scene in a long time. Like many
bands before them, including GNR, they got together in Los Angeles. In
early 2001, drummer Heath Cooley found guitarist Pomilla there, and that
became the nucleus of Solorcade. Bassist John Hill came next. The trio
were putting music together and along came their outstanding vocalist,
Paul Van. This is a band you need to see! Pomilla credits SLASH for his
start in music and his continuing inspiration. We think SLASH would be pleased.
There's a web site where you can go and find out about the band
and where they are playing. Tony wrote to let us know the band has signed
a deal and is on tour. Solarcade guitarist Pomilla
has since endorsed the same BC Rich
Mockingbird that SLASH still plays all because of the influence.
A CD release party is on the way so be sure to
check that out. And give a listen to some Solarcade music. Best of luck,
guys! Thanks, Tony for sending an update!
Appetite for Destruction is a NY-based
GNR tribute band. The guys have been together about 4 years. They've
been doing gigs around New York and knocking the crowds dead. Apppetite
for Destruction has a growing fan base, and you're welcome at their web
site anytime. There are pictures, MP3's, show schedules, bios and just
a whole lot of other things we music fans like to see. They say their
Axl Rose is really good but this shot of "SLASH" looks pretty good, too!
Go over and visit and tell the guys what you think! A little serpentine,
If you need help getting signed or getting a record deal, the people at
Taxi can help you out. They are an A&R company working with unsigned
bands, artists and songwriters to get record deals, publishing deals
and placement in films and TV shows. If you need help taking the next
Here's a really cool Guns N'Roses tribute band from the UK. The band is called Bad Obsession, and they have a great web site to share with you. There's music (three GNR tracks), photos, gig schedule, news, gear information and more. They have a busy gig schedule, so get out to see them soon. Tell them the SLASH page sent you...tell that to the "SLASH" band member. Doesn't he look like SLASH, down to the same tshirt. Very cool band. Visit Bad Obsession NOW!
City Monk is in their first year as an L.A. band. They have a regular
midnight gig at the Cat Club on the Sunset Strip. Remember when
GNR played there? This is one of SLASH's hangouts; but Chris, their guitar
player, says they haven't run into SLASH just yet.
Chris claims SLASH as one of his biggest influences. The band's style is
like that of SLASH's Snakepit, GNR, Led Zep, Metallica and some pop.
City Monk does original
songs as well as covers from SLASH's Snakepit and GNR. When you get to their
site, you'll find some band photographs and information, music to listen to,
lyrics for their songs, gig schedule and contact information. If you are
out in L.A. on a Monday night, don't sit in your room watching Monday Night
Football...get out and ROCK with City Monk at the Cat Club!
Hallion is a UK band that is just starting out. They are all massive
GNR and SLASH fans. Lead Guitarist Dane says he is probably the biggest
SLASH fan...that's Dane in the picture! The band is influenced by SLASH's
guitar playing and all around coolness. Dane tried to get a band photo,
but he never could get all the members in the same room at the same time.
Sounds familiar! Good luck to Hallion!
When you get to this band's site, type the bandname Gasoleo in the search block
at the upper right of your screen. Gasoleo is a rock and roll band from
Spain! Their site is in Spanish, but the universal music language helps
you move around easily. There are songs to listen to, and there's a
place to leave comments as well. There are a few pictures to look at, and
the guys are deep into their stage performance. Stop over and have a look
Road Crew is from around the city of Leiden the Netherlands. They are big
fans of Guns, Slash and SLASH's Snakepit. Road Crew is a hardrock n' roll band -
the kind SLASH likes!
The band is: Dave, Chris, Bas and Gabor; and all are around the age of 18.
They've been together since 2001, so they have a good sound together. They
play Guns N'Roses, Aerosmith and AC/DC. Most of their own songs are written
in that cool style. Go to their site and there is some music to hear, lots
of pictures and news.
The Joe Davis Band is a hard rocking band out of Kannapolis NC. The first record
was called Joe Davis "You Can't Stop Me" and Joe is the creator of the infamous
Dale Earnhardt tribute song, titled "The Only True Hero". JDB is in the studio
cutting a brand new record. Check them out and stay glued for show dates.
Mizkarrage of Justice is a UK rock band in the style of Guns N'Roses and
Snakepit. The band is a solid four piece after a brief experiment
with five. They have an EP out now containing some favorite
Mizkarrage songs. The band members are Starkey on
lead vocals and guitar, Bev on guitars and vocals (Bev has also done a
solo project in keeping with all guitar players!), Slinn is on bass and
Sam is on drums. The site has a really unusual and cool background, and
a visit is recommended.
If you are in the UK and see them listed for a gig, check them out!
These four cool guys from Argentina are members of the K.A.F.C. band. K.A.F.C.
stands for Keep Away From Children! The band members are Tomas
Borda, Miguel Piran, Maximiliano Sucksdorf and Mariano Ledo. They got
together in 2001 and have been together ever since. If you go to their web site,
you can see pictures of the band, read their bio and listen to some of their
rocking music. The song that's out there now is "La Noche (en vivo)", a
3:03 original track. Note that professional looking skin on the Win amp.
Leave a message for the band to tell them you visited! K.A.F.C. is a band
that loves SLASH, and it's our pleasure to share their site link with you.
Pogephant is a UK-based band that has recently launched a website. At
this site, you'll find videos, music, pictures, bio, gig dates, news,
a discussion forum and much more. Pogephant's lead guitarist, Adam Connell,
influenced by SLASH. He says that if it weren't for SLASH, he probably
would not be playing the guitar now! Check out this great band at their
website, and then head out to see them at a gig!
Here's a band
that REALLY looks familiar! This is Perfect Roses out of Quebec, Canada.
Obviously, they are a GNR tribute band...and isn't "SLASH" the little
cutie here! Dead ringer! Perfect Roses look like GNR and aim for the
sound of the original band. They've been together a couple of years now.
If you go to their web site, it's conveniently in both English and
There are pictures of the band (with a couple of GNR thrown in!),
MP3's, videos, news and more. We especially enjoyed the music and the
band pictures! Perfect Roses has nice looking young guys in it, and it
really makes you long for 1989! So you could see our fave guy SLASH,
we've included an extra picture of "SLASH" onstage. How about an
Milesingle hails from Memphis TN, and they are big fans of 80s metal in
general and GNR in particular. They try to incorporate a large variety of
sounds into their music (some seriously, some not). The core of their sound
is based on GNR, Kiss, Motley Crue and related bands. You might find some
of their songs and song titles offensive, but they say it's all in fun.
SLASH is a particular hero, and SLASH's energy fuels their guitar-driven
rock. Milesingle has been together for 10 years! And they say they are
here to stay. Check out their website (with parental advisory stickers
to send you young'ns back here) and see what they are all about.
Louder is a glam rock band that hails from Argentina. The four guys are Marcelo Viera,
Fer Rowell, Dimi Ross and Maury G. At a rock festival, Louder shared the gig with
Gilby Clarke's band and L.A. Guns. Steven Adler was also there! There are some cool
pictures on the site from that event. There's a nice MP3 section on Louder's site
where you can hear them play their own music as well as Motley Crue Covers. Good luck,
Raw Deal is a new rock and roll band influenced by Guns N'Roses, SLASH's
Snakepit (strongly), AC/DC and Buckcherry. Check them out at their website
to learn more. If you like good, true, rock music, you'll want to hear them
and see them! And check out the "Join Us" section of their website. If you
live in the Teeside area in the UK and are looking for a band, check out
this section for sure. Right now they have Polo on lead vocals, Ratty on
lead guitar and Rayna on drums. A bass and a rhythm guitarist would be
most welcome if Raw Deal is your kind of rock band!
Is that SLASH? Nope, it's Gerard from Mr. Brownstone: The Ultimate Guns N'Roses Tribute
Band! GNR live performances come back to life - at least in the northeast -
with this band. Mr. Brownstone dresses like the GNR band, and they play all
the songs you love but thought were gone forever outside of your CDs. There's
Gerard as SLASH (our favorite, of course), Sean as Axl Rose, Joe as Izzy
Stradlin, Drew as Duff McKagan and Mac who does double duty as Steven Adler/
Matt Sorum. Mr. Brownstone formed in the fall of 2000, and the guys are all
music students! Their goal is to bring GNR's songs back to life with a
precision and intensity you don't often see with tribute bands. The guys
are planning to put a video on their site soon, so check back for that.
Till then, Welcome to the Jungle!
Bubblegum Kiss is a power-pop party rock 'n' roll band from Rome, Italy. They began
in '97 as Shampoo's Loverz covering acts like Poison and Faster Pussycat. Then
they started writing songs different from the old style. They developed a
more personal style and turned this into their first demo CD. It's called
"Welcome To The Lollypop City", has 5 tracks and was recorded in the summer
of 2001. At the Bubblegum Kiss web site are some audio clips from the demo.
At this time, the band is sceduled to play several live shows in some clubs.
They are also writing music for a second self-produced release. Bubblegum
Kiss is: Robby Sinz on vocals and acoustic guitars, Sicksexx on electric
guitar, Rob 'n' Roll on bass and backing vocals, and Fede on drums. Check
out their cool website now; and if you are in Italy, watch out for
has a one-man band named Quiet. Despite the band name, guess who is one of
Chauncey's main influences? The loud one himself, SLASH! Be sure to get
over and see the Quiet site. It even looks peaceful there. Chauncey tells
how he gotten to a solo act after being in bands for awhile. No wonder SLASH
is doing a solo project too. There's a discography with music you can listen
to, a way to contact Chauncey and some really nice thank you's. His most
recent album is "Desert Escape". We think you will like the tracks here.
If you've ever been ready to dump your band and go it alone, you might want
to visit Quiet. Chauncey's done a lot...all by himself.
Harm's Way calls themselves "rock and roll farmers" that hate today's music and
have locked themselves in a barn to make a rock cd! The CD has received some
airplay on KNAC, an online station. If you'd like to give Harm's Way a listen,
they have 3 tracks on their site; and if you like them, you can sign up for
their fan club! The guys really are funny, but they play some hot rock and
some cool guitar solos. SLASH would like this rock band!
Acetone calls themselves the only REAL rock band left in the southern
hemisphere. They've toured with The Screaming Jets and have been together
for almost 3 years slogging through pubs, bars, nightclubs and all sorts
of venues. They nearly signed with Silverchair's label, and they are continuing
work on getting signed. Making music, though, is their top priority. Acetone
has some great music at their site along with a discography, bio and other
information. What AC/DC started down under, Acetone is determined to carry
on with: ROCK!
The Napoleon Blown Aparts are the kind of new band SLASH would enjoy, and
so will you! This is a U.S. band that is recording, performing and touring.! The band is on
their second release, Saturday Night which they describe as a true
guitar rock record. The Napoleon Blown Aparts also feature pounding
drums and strong vocals. Lead singer Ajax displays angst, anger and
rage - a strong singer and performer. The Napoleon Blown Aparts have
toured with headliners Kiss, Weezer, Bad Religion, Ted Nugent, Skid
Row, Blink 182 and more. These guys are really on their way. Check them
out at their cool website and watch for them on tour!
Crawling Back is a GNR, SLASH's Snakepit cover band! If you're in The
Netherlands and vicinity, you can rush right out and hear them. If not, you
might want to go to their website and hear some MP3s that will sound very
familiar. Lead singer is Ger Burger, second singer is Marien Van Der Meer,
Drummer is Hans Spring In't Veld, Bassist is Ronald Van Dien and Guitarist
is SLASH's big fan, Len Ruygrok. The guys have been together 3 years but have
many years of experience. Crawling Back usually plays at large rock parties or
as a supporting act. You can find them in the neighborhood of The Hague and
also on the web! Check them out - good guys with a great sound, Crawling
Excentric is a melodic hard rock band from Switzerland. The five band
members are all around 21, but they have already found a slot in the
local music scene of Basle. Even if you aren't a hard rock fan, you've
got to love them live! The band puts on a great show. There's Raff Martin
on drums, Reto "Pivi" Pieren on bass, Marco Gyger and Boris Gisler on
guitars. James Prayer's one-of-a-kind vocals complete Excentric's incredible
sound. The Excentric website is German at this time (English coming), but
there are pictures to look at and music to listen to right now! Check them
out today and on your next trip to Switzerland!
is David Smith and Bad Karma. SLASH knows these guys! They opened for
SLASH's Snakepit at Northern Lights in New York on 6/15/2001. They also
loaned Snakepit some equipment when their equipment truck didn't make it
to the show! John Dodge of David Smith and Bad Karma was kind enough to
get in touch and offer photos of the show. Thank you for helping SLASH
and us! John also gave us the site address for David Smith and Bad Karma.
You will find so much music there if you go to there mp3 area!
There are pictures, member bios and club dates. Tear up those earplugs, head over to
the band's site and crank the volume up! These guys rock and roll!
3825 is a "power trio" that has been together since 1988. 13 years! Their
original music should appeal to SLASH fans since it is heavy blues based
rock with a groove. Sounds like Blues Ball! Sign these guys up. Tony of
3825 got to meet SLASH and the 'pit at an instore in New York recently.
SLASH signed Tony's 1975 Les Paul Standard as well as a mint, sealed,
original cover copy of Appetite for Destruction. 3825 has a website
you should take a look at and listen to. It features soundclips, photos
and some very interesting band news! Thanks!
Day Old Donuts is a 4 piece band out of Austin, Texas. The members are in
high school and say they might not play like SLASH, but they sure try to
rock like him! The band has a website where you can go and check out
some photos, song lyrics, song reviews. There's a link there to go to
an mp3 site and hear them play. Best of luck, Donuts!
A quick glance at the photo at left, and you might think the original
GNR band is getting back together! This is a UK Guns N'Roses tribute band
that goes by Gunz n' Rozes. Gunz n' Rozes tribute band was formed in
1998 and spent a year in rehearsal before going out on the road. The singer,
Garry Crowley, was on "Stars in Their Eyes" a few years ago, and that's how
he became known to the band and joined up.
This band has worked constantly over the last few
years gigging all over the U.K., and now have a very good following. Gunz n' Rozes
expanded into Europe recently, gigging in Holland and Ireland. Take a minute
and see their website. You'll find all the band information you need. There
is music coming back very soon on their home page.
SEMTEX-H is an Italian hard rock band. Both guitar players in SEMTEX-H are big
fans of SLASH! They met SLASH after the Milan show in December 2000 at
the venue Alcatraz. They had a chance to talk to The Man and take some
pictures that are now hanging up in the Alcatraz bar! The band consists of
vocalist Angie D. from Toronto, Canada, lead guitarist Walter from Rome, Italy,
drummer - percussionist Andrea from Cagliari, Italy, guitarist Peppi from Torino,
Italy and bass guitarist Augusto from Roma, Italy. The band is doing a lot of
Italian gigs, and they invite you to check out their web site so you can
see them and know what the band is about. They hope to see SLASH at a show
someday, and they send a big Ciao to him!
Deck Bang is based in Norway and Sweden. They are a hard hitting rock band
influenced by Guns N'Roses, Soundgarden and others. Cold Deck Bang has
been heavily into gigging. They've kept their web site cool and up to date
which brought them international attention. Radio airplay has followed
in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The band is very receptive to your
feedback. They find that they appeal to fans of Slayer, Slipknot and
Deftones as well as fans of GNR, Aerosmith and Tool. Cold Deck Bang has
the determination, hard work and dedication to make it big. Listen to
their music and let them know what you think. Good luck, guys!
Jimmy Martin is
in a Long Island, NY-based heavy metal band called Broken Chains. The band
is influenced by 80s metal with a raw sound reminiscent of Motley Crue,
Ozzy and Dokken. The band members grew up together and graduated around
the 88-89 time period. Jimmy says they have an eight track, self-titled
CD with more on the way this year. They are a fun, party, in-your-face
band without attitude - just with a real love of music! Jimmy's first
guitar was an '86 Les Paul. Who inspired him? SLASH! Sounds great!
Check their site for the music and more.
Liquid 6ix is
a band out of Columbus, GA. They characterize the
band as an emotional, high energy, original rock band with an eclectic
blend of cover tunes. Albe is on lead vocals and guitar, and he names SLASH
and GNR as big influences for him. Also in Liquid6ix is bass player
Richard Hodges and drummer Larry Laska. Liquid6ix is currently touring in
support of their debut release, Out of the Gate and Running, on Raspberry
Moon Records. Check out their site, and you'll find some cool MP3s to
listen to as well as biographical information, pictures, show dates and
merchandise! There's a place to mail the band, too, so if you and your
band are still just playing in the garage, send Liquid6ix some mail and
get some pointers!
"The House of
Faustian-X: The Official Doc Spagna Website" is the name of this cool
music site. Doc Spagna is the man in charge, and he'd like to invite you
over for a visit. Aside from the great music and an absolute ton of
information, Doc has some wildly funny graphics and photos! Here's what
Doc has to say about his music, his new band and his site: "I practiced with my new band
for the first time this Tuesday, and I have a gig the 31st
and have already started lining up other places to
play. I think this band is really gonna kick some ass
because the drummer's into classic rock, the rhythm
guitarist is into ACDC, Aerosmith, etc., and the bass
player is a hardcore blues man. Oh, I just got an
email from a college radio station in WA state that
wants to review and air Usual Haunts and Mouth Full of
Razorblades. Tre cool. Also, I finally got my bio page
up on my website. It has the whole story of how I got
into music and became a guitarist and everything. You
can get to it from the welcome page." And we want to be sure to add that Doc's
CD was reviewed in The Global Muse where they said, "Doc Spagna is a
heavy rock instrumental guitarist wiith an infectious full blown need to
shred. The music on this album is complete fret burning power." Congrats,
There are some cool music clips
here, and we think you will enjoy a visit to Doc's site. He's a super
guy and really into his music. Best of luck, Doc!
KOBRA is a hot rockband from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With Jizz on lead
guitar, Rockey on bass and vocals, Badeyes playin' the rhythm guitar and,
last but not least, Stix smashin' the drums, they perform rock 'n roll like
never before. KOBRA has been together since May 2000, and in January 2001 they
brought out there own album, called "Daddy's Home"! KOBRA is deeply
influenced by Slash (and his Snakepit of course) and like to play, next to
their own rockin' songs, covers from Slash's Snakepit (like "Ain't Life
Grand" and "Been There Lately") and some old GNR-stuff (like "Mr.
Brownstone" and "Sweet Child O' Mine ). Please visit KOBRA's site,
and "rock with us through all the fuckin'
Best is fronting a UK based band under his name and can lay claim to being
influenced by the sounds and style of Mr. Saul "SLASH" Hudson in the early
days! The style comes through in most tracks, and there are currently
four tracks available at the Jeff Best website in streaming audio. The band
is preparing for their first real studio time and soon after will be hitting
the road to spread the word.
is a rockin' band out of Vienna, Austria. There are 5 band members who
know how to rock and roll! Their live gigs are full of energy and great performances.
Dust N'Bones released their debut EP this year, Furry Tales. Johnny
Roxx (great name) says that the band are all huge fans of SLASH and his
breathtaking guitar playing. Dust N'Bones said it would be an honor to
have a link on SLASH's Official Fan Page. Check out their site! Best of luck, guys!
Pedal is a Washington State band. If you're in the Pullman, WA area, you
may have seen them! Mike Walpole plays lead guitar and says the band is
basically a rock group with a little punk influence thrown in for good
measure. SLASH was one of Mike's biggest influences when he first started
playing. He took a break from SLASH for awhile to listen to other styles
but has recently returned to the GNR albums for a new burst of inspiration!
(Good move, Mike!). Zuzu Pedal has their debut album out now. It's called
Fast, Cheap, and Easy. Did SLASH make up that title? They have a
beautiful, professional site with lots of music, information and pictures.
aura.K got together
in March 2000, winter time still in Kuopio, Finland. But this band is HOT!
We heard from Jani who plays guitar and does vocals with aura.K, and he says
the band's roots are in 80's hard/heavy rock and has influences such as
Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins. Jani says that he has been influenced by
SLASH in his own guitar playing. If you visit their web site, you'll find
MP3 samples, photos and other information about aura.K. They're great!
Sinners' Inn is a Danish rockband; and the guitarist, Trolle, is a longtime
The track on their home page was recorded in a couple of hours on a nice
Saturday afternoon. Trolle had a hangover when doin' the solo...not
recommended, he adds! Thanks, Trolle!
Greg sent us information on his dynamite band, Simulcast. Recently they
opened for Gilby Clarke in NYC. Right now they are playing the Limelight,
a hot club in New York. Greg says that SLASH is his main influence followed
by Jimmy Page. We like you more and more, Greg! And to top it off, the
band's song, "Infected", was a winner this year in the John Lennon
Songwriting Contest. On their web site are pictures, lyrics, MP3's and
Live MP3's. Why not go over and have a listen? Then go see them live!