Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash performed the national anthem prior to the home opener between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 29, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Check out photos from Getty Images. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.Slash left GUNS N' ROSES in the mid-'90s, forming SLASH'S SNAKEPIT before later assembling VELVET REVOLVER with several other ex-members of GUNS N' ROSES and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. VELVET REVOLVER is currently searching for a replacement for Weiland, who was dismissed last April. Slash told Billboard.com on October 24 that the band has been approached by some well-known names, saying, "There's been a couple that might have been interesting, but...it's really hard to make something sound original if you've got somebody people are so familiar with hearing somewhere else." The guitarist is also working on a solo album, on which he plans to have several high-profile vocalists take turns singing.
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