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Slash (musician)

Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash, is a British–American musician and songwriter. He is the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Slash has received critical acclaim and is considered one of the greatest guitarists in rock history. In 1993, Slash formed. Slash has released four solo albums: Slash, featuring an array of guest musicians, Apocalyptic Love, World on Fire and Living the Dream recorded with his band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, he returned to Guns N' Roses in 2016. Time magazine named him runner-up on their list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him at number 65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2011. Guitar World ranked his guitar solo in "November Rain" number 6 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" in 2008, Total Guitar placed his riff in "Sweet Child o' Mine" at number 1 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Riffs" in 2004.

In 2010, Gibson Guitar Corporation ranked Slash as number 34 on their "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time", while their readers landed him number 9 on Gibson's "Top 25 Guitarists of All Time". In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses' classic lineup. Hudson was born in London, he was named after an artist. His mother, Ola J. Hudson, was an African-American costume designer, whose clients included David Bowie, Ringo Starr and Janis Joplin. Of his mixed background, Slash remarked, "As a musician, I've always been amused that I'm both British and black. During his early years, Slash was raised by his father and paternal grandparents in Stoke-on-Trent, while his mother moved to Los Angeles for work; when Slash was around five years old, he and his father joined his mother in Los Angeles, California. His brother, Albion "Ash" Hudson, was born in 1972. Following his parents' separation in 1974, Slash became a self-described "problem child." He chose to live with his mother and was sent to live with his beloved maternal grandmother whenever his mother had to travel for her job.

Slash sometimes accompanied his mother to work, where he met several music stars. He was given the nickname "Slash" by actor Seymour Cassel, because he was "always in a hurry, zipping around from one thing to another."In 1979, Slash decided to form a band with his friend Steven Adler. The band never materialized. Since Adler had designated himself the role of guitarist, Slash decided to learn. Equipped with a one-string flamenco guitar given to him by his grandmother, he began taking classes with Robert Wolin, a teacher at Fairfax Music School. During his first lesson, Slash decided to switch from bass to guitar after hearing Wolin play "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones, his decision to play guitar was further influenced by one of his school teachers, who would play songs by Cream and Led Zeppelin for his students. As a result, Slash stated, "When I heard him do that, I said,'That's what I want to do." A champion BMX rider, Slash put the bike aside to devote himself to playing guitar, practicing up to 12 hours a day.

Slash was a classmate of Lenny Kravitz and Zoro. Slash joined his first band, Tidus Sloan, in 1981. In 1983, he formed the band Road Crew—named after the Motörhead song " The Road Crew"—with his childhood friend Steven Adler, who by had learned to play drums, he placed an advertisement in a newspaper looking for a bassist, received a response from Duff McKagan. They auditioned a number of singers, including one-time Black Flag vocalist Ron Reyes, worked on material that included the main riff of what became the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen." Slash disbanded the group the following year due to them not being able to find a singer, as well as Adler's lack of work ethic compared to himself and McKagan. He, along with Adler joined a local band known as Hollywood Rose, which featured singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin. Following his time with Hollywood Rose, Slash played in a band called Black Sheep and unsuccessfully auditioned for Poison, a glam metal band that he openly derided. In June 1985, Slash was asked by Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin to join the newly-founded Guns N' Roses, along with Duff McKagan and Steven Adler.

They played Los Angeles-area nightclubs‍—‌such as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy, The Troubadour‍—‌and opened for larger acts throughout 1985 and 1986. Before one of the shows in 1985, Slash shoplifted a black felt top hat and a Native American-style silver concho belt from two stores on Melrose Avenue in L. A, he combined the hat with parts of the belt to create a piece of custom headwear for the show. He said he "felt cool" in the hat, it became his trademark, it was during 1985–1986 that the band wrote most of its classic material, including "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child o' Mine", "Paradise City," As a result of their rowdy and rebellious behavior, Guns N' Roses received the monik

Rowley River

The Rowley River is a small river between Ipswich and Rowley, Massachusetts. The river lies within the estuary of Plum Island Sound, is formed by the confluence of the Egypt River and Muddy Run in Ipswich, with numerous tributaries in the estuary; the river and a few smaller coastal streams together drain about 15 square miles of watershed. Rowley River is navigable for small craft, home to bass and alewives, its banks are lined with tidal salt marshes, abound in clams. Today the river is popular for lobstering. Sammel, Edward A. Water resources of the Parker and Rowley River basins, Massachusetts, USGS Hydrologic Atlas HA-247, 1967. USGS Parker River Drainage Basin

Raincloud (song)

"Raincloud" is a song by British group Lighthouse Family, released as the duo's first pop single for their second album Postcards from Heaven. The song was produced by Mike Peden, it was reached the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. With "Raincloud", another song called "From a Desert to a Beach" was included; this song was not in any of the Lighthouse Family's albums apart from their remix album, Relaxed & Remixed. UK CD1"Raincloud" — 4:05 "Raincloud" — 9:16 "Raincloud" — 7:30 "Raincloud" — 6:42UK CD2"Raincloud" — 4:06 "Raincloud" — 4:27 "From a Desert to a Beach" — 4:28 "Raincloud" — 8:11UK Cassette"Raincloud" — 4:06 "Raincloud" — 4:27 When the Lighthouse Family released "Raincloud", they reached to #6 in the UK Singles Chart in October 1997; this meant that this was their second Top 10 hit and their first from their album "Postcards From Heaven". They were in the UK singles Chart for 7 weeks. "Raincloud" was a success in Australia following their #1 with High. It were in the charts for 10 weeks.

It went to #47 in the French Singles Chart in January 1998 and #71 in the Dutch Singles Chart in December 1997. The single "Raincloud" went in the Eurochart Hot 100; the single peaked at #34 in October 1997. They stayed in the charts for 5 weeks. Official Charts Company - UK chart performance of Lighthouse Family's "Raincloud" Eurochart Hot 100 which shows the peak position of Lighthouse Family's "Raincloud" French Chart performance of Lighthouse Family's "Raincloud" Dutch Chart performance of Lighthouse Family's "Raincloud" Australian Chart performance of Lighthouse Family's "Raincloud"