Video: Slash Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Slash, the former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, with Charlie Sheen on hand as a presenter.

Slash, 46, performed with Guns N’ Roses from 1985 until the mid-nineties when he left the band over a disagreement with the band’s frontman, Axl Rose.

Charlie Sheen took a little dig at Rose during his speech, stating, “It’s quite fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on. Boom!”

Charlie, who received his star in 1993, said Slash sent him a text that read, “Hey Charlie, how’s it going? I’m getting a star on Hollywood Boulevard in July. Would you like to be one of the speakers on my behalf?”

Sheen said, “I don’t know about you but I don’t care how important you think you are , how bitchin’ you find yourself, how many times you got fired. I don’t care how many billion-dollar hit TV shows you had. When a text like that comes through, suddenly you are a 13-year-old boy and you’ve just been given a backstage pass to Rock N’ Roll’s biggest party!”

“That star is going to be stepped on more than the coke we did in the ’80s,” Sheen said as he turned to Slash’s wife and said, “Oh hey, Perla, how are you sweetheart? You look great.”

Former Guns N’ Roses members Steven Adler and Gilby Clark attended the star ceremony, where the guitarist said the Walk of Fame star was “the coolest thing you could ever get”.

“I went to school here, started playing guitar here, rehearsed literally 100 yards down the street and ditched the better part of the seventh and eighth grade with my good friend Steven Adler,” he said. “I got what do you call it? A very Technicolor education up here. So I’ve been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time. To actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honor.”


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