Guitarist Saul Hudson, better known as Slash from his days with the groundbreaking hard rock band Guns N' Roses, has become the latest member or former member of the group to stand accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
Hudson, 34, was arrested Saturday at his Sunset Boulevard recording studio by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
His live-in girlfriend, authorities say, accused the musician--well known in the day for his large mop of black hair, large black hat and omnipresent cigarette--of beating her several days earlier at the Le Parc Hotel in West Hollywood.
Hudson bailed out a short time later on $50,000. The cops didn't reveal the woman's name.
The Slash arrest follows a 150-day jail sentence handed down to former Guns drummer Steven Adler last September--he was accused of girlfriend-assault on several different occasions.
Band leader Axl Rose, meanwhile--the only original Guns N' Roses member still claiming to be a Guns N' Roses member--has also stood accused of such transgressions in the past.
It's been rumored that Rose will soon release a Guns album for several years now, but everyone has pretty much stopped holding their breath at this point. (The singer has reportedly become obsessively meticulous in the studio.)
Hudson, meanwhile, is now heading up the group Slash's Snakepit.