Slash Says Signature Top Hat Was A Fluke

Slash, whose signature look is a black top hat, says that was never the plan.

His first top hat, that he wore with Guns N’ Roses was stolen from a Los Angeles store. The day he stole it, he said the hat just spoke to him. He put it on and walked out the door and then went next door to another shop, and stole a concho belt. He went home, cut up the belt and wrapped it around the top hat and wore it on stage that night.

He shared the story on a podcast with Conan O’Brien and said,
“it just became a thing where I just really identified with it.”

He said when he was really high he could pull it over his eyes and it was great for bad hair days too. For Slash, one of the best things about wearing the hat on stage is that even after all these years of performing, he still can’t look directly into the audience. So, the hat has always been something to hide behind.

TL;DR:

  • Slash, whose signature look is a black top hat, says that was never the plan.
  • His first top hat he stole it
  • He said when he was really high he could pull it over his eyes and it was great for bad hair days too.
  • He still can’t look directly into the audience. So, the hat has always been something to hide behind.
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