Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the solo moniker of former <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Oasis" class="bbcode_artist">Oasis</a> guitarist and lead song writer Noel Gallagher. The band originates from Manchester, England, and includes former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Lemon+Trees" class="bbcode_artist">The Lemon Trees</a> and percussionist Lenny Castro. The band also varies guests on their debut album such as the <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Crouch+End+Festival+Chorus" class="bbcode_artist">Crouch End Festival Chorus</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Wired+Strings" class="bbcode_artist">The Wired Strings</a>.
Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is a guitarist best known as a former member of Guns N' Roses.
Slash was born in Hampstead, England to a English father, Anthony Hudson, and a black American mother, Ola, both of whom were involved with show business. Slash's mother designed David Bowie's costumes from The Man Who Fell to Earth, and his father was an artist who designed album covers for artists including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Hudson was raised in Stoke-on-Trent until the age of 11, when he and his mother moved to Los Angeles, California.