Here Are the 9 Most Ridiculous Items in Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash and His Ex-Wife’s ‘Uncoupling Auction,’ Ranked

Julien's Auctions will sell off the former Guns N' Roses guitarist's belongings at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

Slash and Perla Hudson's wedding photo taken 2001 in Hawaii. Courtesy of Perla Hudson.

“Nothing lasts forever, and we both know hearts can change.”

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash may be the one singing those immortal “November Rain” lyrics now that he and his wife of 17 years, Perla Hudson, have divorced. But some fans may rejoice at the news that a trove of Slash-related memorabilia will soon hit the block at Julien’s Auctions this spring as part of what it’s calling the pair’s “uncoupling auction.” (It’s not the first time a celeb has cashed in name recognition during a marriage’s end: For a master class in the form, look no further than Russell Crowe’s “Art of Divorce” sale last year.)

Many of the items in the Slash sale would have been impossible to predict (what, you didn’t know he had a ventriloquist dummy of himself?). But at the same time, once you see them collected together, one must admit that it all looks about right.

Here are a few highlights from the collection of Perla Hudson and Slash—aka Saul Hudson—which will be sold by Perla at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on May 17 and 18, helpfully ordered from least to most ridiculous. 

 

9. Slash’s Leather Bell-Bottoms and Camouflage Pants

Estimate: $800–1,200

Slash’s pants. Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

Slash is known for nothing if not his skin-tight leather pants. Now, you too can wear Slash’s vert own pants with this fashionable trio of Lords USA black-leather bell bottoms (size 32); Agatha Blois patchwork leather and canvas camouflage pants, and Jitrois coated leather pants (size 38). Consider pairing with no shirt, a cross necklace, and cigarette dangling from mouth—in the desert, of course.

8. MTV Video Music Award for “Welcome to the Jungle”

Estimate: $12,000–15,000

Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

Slash accepted this Moonman trophy for the 1987–88 Best New Artist in a Video for the band’s hit song “Welcome to the Jungle.” Now, it can adorn your mantle.

7. Slash’s Signed Top Hat

Estimate: $400–600

A J Hats black top hat signed with drawings by Slash in silver marker. Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

One lucky bidder can sport Slash’s signature look with this signed felt bowler hat. The top hat has been a Slash trademark since 1985, when he was looking for something to wear for a show with the then-unsigned Guns N’ Roses. “I was down on Melrose looking for something cool to wear to a gig that night at The Whiskey,” he told the Huffington Post in 2008. He was broke, but went into a store called Retail Slut “and I saw this top hat and it just spoke to me. And, you know, once you decide that you actually like something, there’s no turning back: you just have to get it. I put it on and it looked cool, but then I thought, ‘How do you steal a top hat?’ It’s not just something that you put in your pocket. So I grabbed it and walked out of the store.”

6. A Wizard of Oz Pinball Machine

Estimate: $2,000–4,000

A Jersey Jack (Wizard of Oz) limited-edition pinball machine number, dated 2013. Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

Slash has said that he wound down from his rock star lifestyle when he got married, had his two sons, and started playing pinball. Guns N’ Roses even released its own pinball game in 1994. Now, buyers can vie for one of Slash’s personal game tables, including his Simpson’s Pinball Party machine or this limited-edition Wizard of Oz-themed pinball machine.

5. This Black Metal Swordfish

Estimate: $1,000–1,500

Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

This swordfish sculpture, coated in dripping resin, hung in Slash and Perla’s dining room.

4. A Ventriloquist Dummy of Slash

Estimate: $2,000–2,500

Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

This custom-made Slash ventriloquist dummy is made of plaster, plastic, fabric, and wood, and has hand-drawn tattoos on the arms.

3. Perla’s Top-Hat Wedding Veil

(Estimate: $400–600)

Perla Hudson’s wedding veil. Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions.

Perla matched her husband with this white beaded and sequin top hat veil worn at their 2001 wedding.

2. A Life-Size Buxom Lady Pirate 

Estimate: $400–600

Courtesy of Julien’s.

Welcome to the Hudson residence! This life-size painted resin and fiberglass lady pirate with a serving tray and gilt hardware once greeted visitors in the foyer of Slash and Perla’s Mulholland Drive home.

1. Slash and Perla’s Erotic ‘Spanking’ Chair

Estimate: $12,000–15,000

Slash and Perla’s bedroom with the “Tally-Ho” sex chair at left. Photo courtesy of Perla Hudson.

The couple bought this bronze and leather spanking bench, designed by Mark Brazier-Jones, at the lingerie boutique Kiki De Montparnasse. Brings new meaning to the immortal lines, “Welcome to the jungle / Watch it bring you to your / Knees, knees.” (Sorry.)


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