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Slash is set to start the new year with a new award. The guitarist has been chosen to receive the Les Paul Award at the upcoming NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards. 

Named after the legendary music pioneer, the Les Paul Award honors individuals or institutions for their creative application of audio and music technology. Slash will join a list of previous winners that includes Pete Townsend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, and more.

The Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards are scheduled to be handed out January 24th.  Comedian Sinbad will host the ceremony in Anaheim, California.

Congratulations to Slash! 

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