There are a number of bands and artist using this name.
1)The original SLIDE actually hail from the United States. They legally own the Entertainment Trademark on their name. The foundations of SLIDE (from the USA) were formed in the 1980's. They were featured on REX records in the 90's. SLIDE out of the U.S.A. consist of the following members:
Chris Berry-lead guitar
Jeff Lantry-bass guitar
SLIDE's (from USA) is an alternative rock 4 piece with a new album scheduled for release March 2012 and album release party at Disneyland California. www.slidemusicgroup.com
(2)Another band called Slide were from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in the 1980s. They toured with GUN and Texas and released the album 'Down so long'. The biggest hit from the album was called 'Why is it a crime?'
Slide consisted of:
Kenny Paterson - Lead Guitar
Richard Hynd - Drums (went on to play with Texas)
Scott Fraser - Bass
Grant Richardson - Vocals & Acoustic
Slide (3) are a youthful, awe inspiring quartet of talented traditional musicians who are completely re-inventing the Irish music scene with a pulsing energy.
Éamonn de Barra (flute whistles keyboard vocals), young musician of the year 2000
Aogán Lynch (concertina whistles vocals), TG4 young musician of the year '99
Daire Bracken (fiddle guitar vocals), founder member of IMM band of the year '99 Danú
Mick Broderick (bouzouki mandolin vocals).
Slide (4) were an acoustic band from Leeds playing a mixture of traditional songs and tunes (Celtic/English/American) and original material. Tom Bliss and Derek Magee wrote and arranged tunes, and Tom Bliss and Neil Russell Whitaker contributed songs. The range of instruments speaks for itself, but Slide was not about eclecticism or virtuosity. It was about good Celtic roots music, filtered though 50 years of backbeat, and presented in a refreshing, accessible style that should delight non-folkies just as easily as it satisfies the die-hard trad fan. Slide had a distinctive sound and style somewhere between folk, bluegrass, rock and pop that was uniquely its own, and which put a fresh edge on everything they did.
The members were:
Tom Bliss- Vocals, Guitar, Mandocello, Whistles, Fiddle, Flute
Derek Magee- Fiddle, Uilleann Pipes, Low Whistle, Guitar, Mandolin
Neil Whitaker- Vocals, 5 String Banjo, Guitar
John Layton- Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Rod Taylor- Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion (appearing at larger gigs)
Slide (5) is a young Romanian band, playing a mix of alternative rock and funk, with jazz and indie elements. Despite their short history they have an impressive live portfolio, having played many shows including some festivals.
Slide (6) is a French trance artist.
Slide (7) is a gabber/hardcore project by a German producer Andreas Hühn.