Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Five-day forecast

Slash has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – with a little help from his rock n roll equal Charlie Sheen.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist attended a ceremony outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, yesterday (Tuesday).

It is a massive nod by the Hollywood establishment to Slash – who was born in Hampstead, London.

Forty six year old Slash said: “I’ve been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honour. And so I want to thank everybody for this; it’s unbelievable.

“This is a really special acknowledgement ... it’s the coolest thing you could ever get.

“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.”

Charlie Sheen made a heartfelt speech in honour of his friend, also taking a swipe at Guns and Roses singer, Axl Rose.

Sheen joked: “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.

“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.”

Share this article

0 comments

   Local advertisers

More What's on

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the The Reporter on screen

Around the Web See all

Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Gravesend businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the The Reporter, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE