The title of SLASH relates the the book in many ways. After all, the main character, and author of the book is almost always referred to as Slash, and he was given this title as a nickname when he was a boy. He was given this nickname by a friend of his father, because he was always so hyperactive. The title of this book is not only in relation to the story, it is the story. Slash's name is his persona, it's what makes his so dynamic on stage, because he was always trying to live up to his persona of "slash".