Slash’s hair for sale… on a wedding cake topper

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Unusual rock memorabilia isn’t anything new, but the latest item that has made its way on to eBay really takes the cake.

Yes, for just $3000 you could own what is reported to be a tangle of Slash’s actual hair - placed under a miniature top hat that once served as a wedding cake topper for when the Guns N’ Roses guitarist tied the knot with Perla Ferrar back in 2001.

The unusual sculpted plastic creation was sold on Julien’s Auctions last summer. Originally estimated to sell between $200-$400, it eventually went under the hammer for $1024 – attracting the attention of eight bidders.

Now the five-inch high model – complete with Slash’s now ex-wife – has appeared on eBay for thousands more than it sold for last year.

The description calls the item “one of the most unusual Slash items maybe ever” and we can only agree.

It comes with certificate of authenticity and a letter of authenticity and despite Slash’s fingers on his right hand being broken, the piece is said to be in otherwise “excellent condition.”

And we thought the sale of an old paper pizza plate once used by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain for $22,400 was a bit bonkers.

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Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.