Spotted: Slash Goes Classic Down Under

Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with our intrepid correspondents. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

Considering what a big ego Axl Rose has, it's somewhat amazing that former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash managed to get any sort of recognition during the classic band's heyday. But that's a testament to the man born Saul Hudson's charisma and skill as a songwriter and performer. Slash has cemented himself as one of the greatest six-string players in history. Remarkably, he has managed to do it over the course of 25 years and in several different projects, including Guns, Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit and as a solo artist on his recently-released self-titled album. His cultural caché bought him guest spots from luminaries like Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Lemmy Kilmister, Kid Rock and Iggy Pop, and now he is helping to launch a new network in the international MTV family. He's in Melbourne, Australia to help launch MTV Classic, a new offshoot of MTV Australia. Earlier this morning, he met with host Ian "Molly" Meldrum, Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy and Rose Tattoo frontman Gary "Angry" Anderson for the kickoff festivities.

Slash certainly caused less commotion in Australia than Justin Bieber did yesterday, which earned him a spot on yesterday's "Spotted" lineup. Click here for these photos as well as the entire "Spotted" archive, which features over 400 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Diddy!