Slash Earns Les Paul Award
Congratulations to Epiphone’s longtime friend and signature artist Slash, who will receive the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The Les Paul Award, named for another longtime Epiphone supporter--the revolutionary inventor and father of the Les Paul guitar and multi-track recording, honors individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. The honor has been granted to many rock luminaries including Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Todd Rundgren, and Peter Gabriel. Time magazine named Slash second, behind only Jimi Hendrix, on its "Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time" list. His famous guitar solos in songs including "November Rain" and "Sweet Child O' Mine" are still played by fans of all ages around the world.
This has been an incredible last 6 months for Slash with the release of two Epiphone signature guitars--the Slash AFD Packs and the Rosso Corsa Les Paul--along with his latest album World On Fire, which quickly shot to the #1 spot on US. Rock Radio. We couldn’t be happier for Slash.