Very Cool!!!!! Slash is my favorite guitarist as well and yes G N R was on track to be as big as Led Zepplin before their unfortunate split. That avatar pic is obviously from Slash's early years (somewhere around Appetite) In that pic He looks to be completely wasted LOL.....Which is when he performed his best work. Appetite still reigns as the greatest Rock Album of all time. Very Cool on the B-Day...my brothers was also on 07/23!!!!