A California man has apparently come forward claiming that he has the top hat that was allegedly stolen from guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) limo that took him to the Grammy Awards on February 13 (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Feb. 20). The man claims that he bought the hat from a transient for $50.00 on Hollywood Blvd. and is demanding a reward for returning the hat, which he has threatened to sell on eBay unless he is compensated for his efforts. We'll have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.
Slash was acting as musical director at the Grammys for an all-star version of THE BEATLES' "Across The Universe", which included contributions from Steven Tyler, Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and Brian Wilson. The song is available for download, with all proceeds going towards Asian tsunami relief efforts.