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Slash Retraces His Roots in Six-Part Series for BBC Radio 2

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Ever since he hit it big with Guns N’ Roses, Slash has often praised Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and other hard-rock bands not only for their music but for their impact on his guitar playing. Starting April 12, Slash will once again revisit his musical roots — only this time, he will do so as part of a six-episode series airing on the United Kingdom’s BBC Radio 2.

Fans of the top hat-wearing GNR cofounder, current Velvet Revolver guitarist and sometime solo artist might remember that in 2010, Slash was the host of a two-hour BBC Radio 2 special called ‘Slash’s Guitar Heroes.’ During that show, he cited Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, among others, so it’s very likely that Slash will include their respective bands in his new weekly series, which is scheduled to run through May 17.

Slash has more than the launch of his new radio series going on this week. Tonight (April 10), he’s scheduled to perform ‘You’re a Lie’ with his band on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ The song is the first single from Slash’s second solo album, ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ due May 22 on his own Dik Hayd International imprint (distributed by EMI). He will also be present when Guns N’ Roses are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 14.

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