Welcome to our new series looking at the world’s greatest guitar heroes!

Over the last few weeks we’ve caught up with the key players within the fret burning community.

And we’ve compiled exclusive interviews with the genre leaders – henceforth known as the RUSHONROCKRiffLords.

Today we feature former Guns N Roses icon and man in the hat – Slash! 



Riff Lord: Slash

Age: 47

Band: Slash feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Current Album: Apocalyptic Love

Signature riff: Sweet Child Of Mine

First song learnt: Dazed And Confused, Smoke On The Water and Back In The Saddle – that’s why I’m a riff guy! (or Lord – ed).

Favourite song played: Once I got the guitar nailed it was Foxy Lady by Hendrix.

Favourite Slash song: Right now it’s Anastacia off the new album.

Favourite rock song ever: Salt Of The Earth by the Rolling Stones.

Favourite other instrument: I love the cello. But my favourite instrument that I don’t play is the harp.

Your Riff Lord: Joe Perry.