Slash once partnered with Jimi Hendrix’s bandmates for a stirring tribute cover of Hey Joe in honor of the guitar great

Slash onstage with Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell
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In 2004, British television network Channel 4 established the UK Music Hall of Fame – a somewhat ill-fated experiment into rock ‘n’ roll awards shows that lasted only three years. 

Its mission of honoring “musicians, of any nationality, for their lifetime contributions to music in the United Kingdom” was a nice idea, but one that ultimately proved unsustainable, and no match for the juggernaut that is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.