Slash has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly nine years, according to TMZ.
In documents filed Monday (August 30) in Los Angeles Superior Court, Slash (real name: Saul Hudson) cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for his split with wife Perla Ferrar. The couple, who were married in October 2001, have two boys, age 6 and 8, and Slash is asking for joint physical and legal custody.
TMZ reports that, according to the documents, Slash listed the date of separation as July 15, 2010, and is willing to pay Ferrar spousal support. But, the site adds, sources close to the couple say "the breakup is extremely acrimonious."
The couple also reportedly did not sign a prenuptial agreement.
Messages left with Slash's attorney, Laura Wasser — who has handled dissolutions for a list of high-profile clients, like Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Kiefer Sutherland — seeking comment were not returned by press time. E-mails to Slash's rep were also unanswered.
In March, Slash released his first proper solo album, which featured appearances from three of the members of Appetite for Destruction-era Guns N' Roses (Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler), in addition to cameos by Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Lemmy and Dave Grohl. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard albums chart, selling more than 60,000 copies. This past weekend, he was honored at the third-annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, California, where he also performed.