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Rock Candy

If you’re a musician in a legendary band, you’d (in most cases) consider yourself to be very fortunate. Slash, however, has founded two: Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. But for this list, we’re concentrating on his act three: his “solo” career. (We put “solo” in quotes, because we know he’s a band guy.)

While Guns and VR definitely overshadow a lot, his career with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, which is now four albums deep, is pretty awesome. He’s also done some great stuff with both versions of the Snakepit, and we’re definitely not forgetting his 2010 album of all-star collaborations (which is when he first worked with Myles).

We decided to also include his work on other people’s music, but only when he really made his presence on the track felt (sorry, you’re out of luck, Bob Dylan’s “Wiggle Wiggle”!). But from Lenny Kravitz to Halestorm, Tom Morello to Michael Jackson, his solos have made a lot of great songs even better.

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