SLASH Among Musicians Remembering LES PAUL In CNN's 'Icon'

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) is among the musicians who remember guitar legend and sound innovator Les Paul in a new three-and-a-half-minute report from, which can be viewed below.

Les Paul, known worldwide for his legendary performances and his incomparable innovations that shaped the evolution of music, remained a fixture in the New York music scene, drawing in crowds with regular gigs at The Iridium Jazz Club until the age of 94.

According to, the CNN International program "Icon" will celebrate the life and legacy of Les Paul with a special edition of the show on August 26 at 11:30 and 16:30 GMT. The show will feature a visit to the Gibson Custom Shop to watch Paul's signature guitar being lovingly crafted by the greatest luthiers in the world. The program will also travel to New York City's Iridium Jazz Club, where Paul played with the LES PAUL TRIO until the age of 93. The show will also feature interviews with some of the biggest stars in music paying tribute to the Wizard of Waukesha, including Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Billy Gibbons and Al Di Meola. Les Paul's son, Russ Paul, will also look back on the life of his famous father.

Les Paul passed away on August 12, 2009.


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