SLASH TO RECEIVE LES PAUL AWARD
Slash, the legendary Guns N’ Roses and solo guitarist, will be honored with the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 in Anaheim, California.
The Les Paul Award was named for the inventor and musician Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, who pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, overdubbing and delay effects that helped transform rock n’ roll. Previous honorees include Todd Rundgren, Peter Gabriel and Neil Young.
Comedian Sinbad will host the evening’s festivities. The NAMM Awards were created to honor people and companies across 30 categories for excellency is audio technology and production.
Slash is enjoying a vibrant solo career these days with Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. On September 16th, the band released World On Fire, which marks Slash’s third straight album to debut in the Top Ten. The title track hit No. 1 on rock radio.