ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
July 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Guns N' Roses guitar legend Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday -- with fellow former hell-raiser Charlie Sheen joining those paying tribute.

The British-American musician said the award was particularly fitting because he went to school nearby, and spent his formative years on Hollywood Boulevard dreaming of becoming a rock star like Led Zeppelin.

"This is a really special acknowledgement... it's the coolest thing you could ever get," he said as hundreds of fans gathered for the ceremony outside Hard Rock Cafe, just along from the world-famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

"I'm such a part of this scenery. I went to school here, and started playing guitar here, literally 100 yards down the street... I got a very technicolor education up here," added the guitarist, who was born in London.

Sheen, who has had his own battles with drugs and alcohol over the years, joked that the first time he met the guitarist, "I was so excited I called him 'Smash.'"

"It's quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on," he added, referring to Slash's long-time rivalry with his former bandmate.

"This man here, through his music and through his person, through his compassion, has changed the way that I look at the world forever. That can only happen through true artistry."

Following the ceremony, the 46-year-old musician -- real name Saul Hudson, born to a British father and an African-American mother -- posed for photos with his wife Perla Ferrar and their two sons.

After quitting Guns N' Roses in the mid-1990s, the guitarist had success with other bands, including Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, before embarking on a solo career.

While a typical rock wildman in his early heyday, Slash has been clean and sober for several years, and has even reportedly stopped smoking.

But Sheen recalled their hell-raising years together, joking that Slash's Hollywood star "is going to be stepped on more than the coke we did in the 80s."

AFP

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
Author hails reported Natalie Wood death change
NEXT STORY
Irish actor Peter O'Toole retires

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
WOWS get OK on $499k frozen fundsSina Kami of WOWS Fiji did not know whether to clap or cry when she heard the news by Fiji Cancer Society that they could access their funds of more than $450,000 that had been frozen in the society's account.
SPORTS
Viriviri flies in as 7s squad is down to 18Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan will only have 18 players to select from for the Wellington and United 7s tournaments after an injury to Benito Masilevu ruling him out of rugby for some time.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
LIFESTYLE/FASHION
Fiji Link receives ATR72-600 aircraftFiji Airways, Fijiís national airline, today received its latest ATR72-600 aircraft for its domestic subsidiary Fiji Link.
CELEBRITY
I love Kava and Fijian food: KapoorBollywood star Tusshar Kapoor says he loves the taste of Fijian Kava and feels more at ease after having a few bowls.
OFFBEAT
Mercury 'took Princess Diana to gay barQueen singer Freddie Mercury disguised the late Princess Diana as a male model and smuggled her into a notorious gay bar, according to a memoir serialised in Britain's Sunday Times.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS