Slash to Receive Les Paul Award During TEC Awards

Iconic guitarist Slash will receive the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, Jan. 24 in Anaheim, California — during The NAMM Show. Comedian Sinbad will host the event which honors individuals and companies across 30 categories for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production.

The Les Paul Award, named for the revolutionary inventor and esteemed musician, honors individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Instituted in 1991, the honor has been granted to luminaries, including Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Todd Rundgren and Peter Gabriel.

British-American musician and songwriter, Slash has amassed album sales topping 100 million copies, received a Grammy Award and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The TEC Awards will also honor engineer-mixologist Ed Cherney and bassist Nathan East as they will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame.