Slash performs the Allman Brothers classic ‘Jessica’ on BBC’s Top Gear show

Guitarist of the minute Slash (ex Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and now solo artist) last night (11/03/12) appeared in an interview on the BBC’s motoring program Top Gear, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.


Slash, real name Saul Hudson, talked about growing up in Stoke on Trent, England before moving to LA at the age of 6. Slash talks about growing up with Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison and The Eagles living in the neighbourhood as well as his parents working alongside Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and Neil Young.

Slash drives the ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ around the famous Top Gear track in 1 minute 49.08 seconds and finds himself placed just below WILL.I.AM on the leader board. Check out the full interview here:

Slash finally played out the show jamming along with the Allman Brothers classic track ‘Jessica’ – the shows theme tune:

Slash announces one-off UK show

Slash has also announced a one-off UK show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 6, just days before he is due to headline the second stage of the Download Festival.

Tickets go onsale on Friday (March 16) at 9am (GMT). Visit Ticketmaster or CALL: 0871 230 1094.

Slash’s new album “Apocalyptic Love” is to be released on May 22nd in the UK. Read more about that in my blog post here: New Slash album set for May 22 release and new video trailer.

Find Slash on the web:

About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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