August 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

Slash filed for divorce from his wife, Perla Ferrar, on Monday, Slash’s representative confirmed to People. (TMZ first reported the news.) The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and Velvet Revolver axeman, whose real name is Saul Hudson, is seeking joint custody of their two sons, ages 8 and 4. The couple were married in 2001.

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