Slash's early bands
"The first thing I did as soon as I could put three chords together was start a band. At a really young age, I was going around trying to find people to form a group." (Slash)

Tidus Sloan
"Tidus Sloan was a purely instrumental band because we never found a singer and I certainly wasn't going to sing myself." (Slash)

Slash played with this band from 1981 to 1983. Played songs: When The Five Dies / Metal On Metal / What A Change / Rats Ass Rock N' Roll / Funky And Stormbringer / Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath) / What You're Doing (Rush) / Dazed And Confused (Led Zeppelin) / Message In A Bottle (Police) / Start Me Up (The Rolling Stones) / Feelings (Morris Albert)
Slash with Tidus Sloan Tidus Sloan at Fairfax Highschool on June 4, 1982

Road Crew
"We would rehearse every week and it became a big party. Steven joined and eventually it stopped working out for Slash." (Chris Torres)

Slash played with this band from 1983 to 1984. Played songs: When The Five Dies / Road Crew Eats First / Shot Down / Natural Regression / Stand Alone / Discusses / Young Killer / Rock N' Roll Survivor
Slash with Road Crew Road Crew promotional picture, taken in 1984

Hollywood Rose
"Axl thought Izzy and I would make a great pairing, but since they had never actually discussed it before he put it in motion, I was in but Izzy was gone." (Slash)

Slash played with this band in 1984. Played songs: Reckless Life / Anything Goes / Back Off Bitch / Shadow Of Your Love / Everything's OK / Rock N' Roll Survivor / Cold Hard Cash / Rock N' Roll Rose / Nice Boys (Rose Tattoo) / Hair Of The Dog (Nazareth)
Slash with Hollywood Rose Hollywood Rose at Madame Wong's East on June 28, 1984

Black Sheep
"I went on to join a band called Black Sheep with Willie Basse, which was a rite of passage for a succession of talented musicians. He is a really tall black guy who sings and plays bass and he had a penchant for landing the hottest shredder guitar players of the day." (Slash)

Slash played with this band in 1985.
Slash with Black Sheep Black Sheep at the Country Club on May 31, 1985

Guns N' Roses
"After three nights we had a fully realized set and so we unanimously decided that we were now fit for public consumption." (Slash)

Slash played with this band from 1985 to 1996. Played songs: Move To The City / Reckless Life / Don't Cry / Shadow Of Your Love / Think About You / Back Off Bitch / Anything Goes / Jumpin' Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) / Nice Boys (Rose Tattoo) / Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)
Slash with Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses at the Troubadour on September 20, 1985
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Reunion Tour
We all were pretty positive that that would never happen, so it's still sort of blowing our minds. (Slash)
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