Slash's best guitar solos ranked

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Guitar players really don’t come any more iconic than Slash. Even his silhouette, with that trademark top hat and Gibson Les Paul slung low, is enough for any music fan to discern exactly who they're seeing within a flash of a second.

But it doesn’t end there. The London-born guitarist’s leads are every bit as unmistakable, and no matter what band he’s played in over the years, from Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver to his more recent solo group – or, indeed, the artists he’s collaborated with, including Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and Alice Cooper – he’s one of the most instantly recognizable talents ever to have picked up the instrument. 

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).