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Award-winning hard rock guitarist Slash played with Guns N’ Roses until 1996. He went on to form the band Velvet Revolver and release two solo albums.
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In 2003, he formed Velvet Revolver, which was largely praised and heralded as a successful comeback. Slash also released two solo albums, one in 2008 and one in 2012.
Slash married model-actress Renée Suran in 1992, and divorced from her in 1997. In 2001, he married Perla Ferrar, and they had two children. Although he filed for divorce in 2010, the couple reconciled two months later.
At the age of 35, Slash was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, caused by years of drug and alcohol use. He was given just weeks to live, but had a defibrillator implanted and, beating the odds, went on to survive. He has been sober since 2006. In 2007, he published his autobiography, titled simply Slash.
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