On March 12, the first nine 10-foot-tall guitar sculptures in the Gibson GuitarTown II exhibit were unveiled on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, and Slash -- sans top hat -- was there to take it all in. The works on display were created by Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, Free Humanity, Smog City and DeeKay, and they celebrated several rock acts, including Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine and Jane’s Addiction.
We hope no one out there was holding their breath for a reunion of the original Guns N' Roses lineup at next month's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, because according to Slash, it ain't gonna happen.
In the midst of his busy schedule, Slash somehow managed to find time to make it over to England to film an episode of Top Gear. You can watch a behind-the-scenes clip from the filming of Slash's episode below.
Ernie Ball recently announced their new line of electric bass and guitar strings, made out of the most magnetically active material – Cobalt. Ernie Ball's patent pending advancement in technology stems from a nine-year pursuit in researching materials that give guitarists and bassists a new-and-improved voice.
It's no surprise that Slash, a well-known animal lover, would sign on to make a commercial for his hometown zoo. What is a bit surprising, however, is that the former Guns N' Roses guitarist was paired with Betty White for the commercial. Watch the 30-second spot for the Los Angeles Zoo below.