Slash to play Rock Hall's tribute to Les Paul

When Slash met Les
When Slash met Les

Slash and Les Paul. Or Slash the THE Les Paul. However you say it, they go together like milk and cookies.

And next month in Cleveland, Ohio, Slash will play at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's tribute concert for his guitar hero.

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist says he's committed to doing anything he can for the 93-year-old Paul, known to many as the "Father of the Electric Guitar." Paul's many contributions to music include building the first solid-body electric guitar in 1941.

Slash says he's played with Les Paul in the past - and he's not to proud to say he couldn't keep up with him.

The concert, to be held on Saturday, November 15 at the PlayhouseSquare's State Theater, and which will also include performances from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, The Ventures and Richie Sambora, is part of a weeklong tribute to Les Paul at the 13th Annual American Masters series in Cleveland.

For ticket information, visit the Rock Hall website.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.