has paid tribute to late guitar great Les Paul
, dubbing him a "friend and mentor". Musician-turned-guitar innovator Paul lost a battle with pneumonia on Thursday
at the age of 94.
During his lifetime, he played with musical icons Nat King Cole
and Bing Crosby
and invented the Gibson Les Paul guitar that's been played by the likes of Jimmy Page
, The Who
's Pete Townshend
and former Guns N Roses
And the long-haired axeman, now playing with the band Velvet Revolver
, reveals he developed a relationship with Paul - borne out of their mutual love of the guitar.
Just hours after Paul's death, Slash wrote online, "My friend & mentor Les Paul died today at 94, he was one of the most stellar human beings I've ever known, rest in peace Les."
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