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Sweet Child of Mine

Sweet Child of Mine

How I Lost My Son to Guns N' Roses

  • Author: Deanna Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781945322020
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 274
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Sweet Child of Mine is the life story of Deanna Adler, mother of Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N' Roses. These are the words of a mother's love for an infamous son whose phenomenal success is only surpassed by his astounding capacity for self destruction. Her pages are filled with moments of profound joy and crippling heartbreak.

Sweet Child of Mine

Sweet Child of Mine

How I Lost My Son to Guns N' Roses

  • Author: Deanna Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781945322075
  • Category: Drug addicts
  • Page: 254
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"Sex, drugs and Guns N Roses. A heart wrenching memoir from Deanna Adler about her tumultuous journey to keep her son alive amidst being the world's most destructive rock star."--Publisher's description.

Welcome to My Jungle

Welcome to My Jungle

An Unauthorized Account of How a Regular Guy Like Me Survived Years of Touring with Guns NÕ Roses, Pet Wallabies, Crazed Groupies, Axl RoseÕs Moth Extermination System, and Other Perils on the Road with One of the Greatest Rock Bands of All Time

  • Author: Craig Duswalt
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1939529808
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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Guns N’ Roses fans know the Use Your Illusion tour went on nonstop from 1991 to 1993. They know that concerts sold out in minutes all over the world so fans could hear chart-topping singles Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City, and November Rain live. They know the Use Your Illusion tour was the last for the band with Slash and Duff. But they’ve only heard rumors of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Fortunately for fans, Craig Duswalt hasn’t just heard rumors—he knows what went on backstage on one of the longest and most popular music events because he lived it. As Axl Rose’s personal manager during the ridiculously long world tour, Duswalt experienced things that would make most people run the other way and never look back. And in Welcome to My Jungle, he shares the sometimes hilarious, sometimes just plain reckless, and always insane actual happenings on the tour. A true must-read for Guns N’ Roses fans, Welcome to My Jungle delights readers with hilarious and entertaining exclusive firsthand stories like: •The day Axl Rose, Kurt Cobain, and Courtney Love got into a “huge war” backstage at the MTV Awards •Why Guns N’ Roses are forever linked to Charles Manson •The night Liz Taylor walked in on a very nude Slash—and stayed a while Featuring little-known facts for the ultimate GN’R fan, Welcome To My Jungle gives an inside look at what it’s really like to live and work with a hugely popular band, from the middle of a rock and roll hurricane.

How to Be a Man

How to Be a Man

(and other illusions)

  • Author: Duff McKagan,Chris Kornelis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 030682387X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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A guide to the collective wisdom gained from fatherhood, business school, and some of the greatest rock bands of all time

Reckless Road

Reckless Road

Guns N'Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction

  • Author: Marc Canter,Jason Porath
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 9781847724533
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 348
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'Reckless Road' documents the beginning of the legendary band Guns N' Roses and the creation of their seminal groundbreaking album 'Appetite for Destruction'.

Slash

Slash

  • Author: Slash,Anthony Bozza
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061752353
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 480
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From one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era comes a memoir that redefines sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll He was born in England but reared in L.A., surrounded by the leading artists of the day amidst the vibrant hotbed of music and culture that was the early seventies. Slash spent his adolescence on the streets of Hollywood, discovering drugs, drinking, rock music, and girls, all while achieving notable status as a BMX rider. But everything changed in his world the day he first held the beat-up one-string guitar his grandmother had discarded in a closet. The instrument became his voice and it triggered a lifelong passion that made everything else irrelevant. As soon as he could string chords and a solo together, Slash wanted to be in a band and sought out friends with similar interests. His closest friend, Steven Adler, proved to be a conspirator for the long haul. As hairmetal bands exploded onto the L.A. scene and topped the charts, Slash sought his niche and a band that suited his raw and gritty sensibility. He found salvation in the form of four young men of equal mind: Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, and Duff McKagan. Together they became Guns N' Roses, one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time. Dirty, volatile, and as authentic as the streets that weaned them, they fought their way to the top with groundbreaking albums such as the iconic Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion I and II. Here, for the first time ever, Slash tells the tale that has yet to be told from the inside: how the band came together, how they wrote the music that defined an era, how they survived insane, never-ending tours, how they survived themselves, and, ultimately, how it all fell apart. This is a window onto the world of the notoriously private guitarist and a seat on the roller-coaster ride that was one of history's greatest rock 'n' roll machines, always on the edge of self-destruction, even at the pinnacle of its success. This is a candid recollection and reflection of Slash's friendships past and present, from easygoing Izzy to ever-steady Duff to wild-child Steven and complicated Axl. It is also an intensely personal account of struggle and triumph: as Guns N' Roses journeyed to the top, Slash battled his demons, escaping the overwhelming reality with women, heroin, coke, crack, vodka, and whatever else came along. He survived it all: lawsuits, rehab, riots, notoriety, debauchery, and destruction, and ultimately found his creative evolution. From Slash's Snakepit to his current band, the massively successful Velvet Revolver,Slash found an even keel by sticking to his guns. Slash is everything the man, the myth, the legend, inspires: it's funny, honest, inspiring, jaw-dropping . . . and, in a word, excessive.

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

  • Author: Mick Wall
  • Publisher: Orion
  • ISBN: 9781409167235
  • Category: Rock groups
  • Page: 480
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Includes brand new chapter covering Guns N' Roses epic world tour. Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried and nearly always failed to be: dangerous. At a time when smiling, MTV-friendly, safe-sex, just-say-no Bon Jovi was the biggest band in the world, here was a band that seemed to have leapt straight out of the coke-smothered pages of the original, golden-age, late-sixties rock scene. 'Live like a suicide', the band used to say when they all lived together in the Hell House, their notorious LA home. And this is where Mick Wall first met them, and became part of their inner circle, before famously being denounced by name by Axl Rose in the song 'Get in the Ring'. But this book isn't about settling old scores. Written with the clear head that 25 years later brings you, this is a celebration of Guns N' Roses the band, and of Axl Rose the frontman who really is that thing we so desperately want him to be: the last of the truly extraordinary, all-time great, no apologies, no explanations, no giving-a-shit rock stars. The last of his kind.

Watch You Bleed

Watch You Bleed

The Saga of Guns N' Roses

  • Author: Stephen Davis
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440639289
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 448
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The New York Times bestselling epic tale of the last great rock band From the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods comes the complete story of Guns N? Roses ? from their drug-fueled blastoff in the 80s to the turbulent life of legendary singer Axl Rose, and his fifteen-year, multimillion dollar quest to make the perfect hard rock album. Riotous world tours. Drug-induced rampages. One hundred millions albums sold. In his sixth major rock biography, Stephen Davis details the riveting story of the last great rock band. Watch You Bleed documents the life of every band member, including the improbable story of W. Axl Rose. Davis brilliantly captures the Guns? raw power ? from the gutters of Sunset Strip to the biggest stadiums on the planet. Based on exclusive interviews, private archives, and packed with stunning revelations, Watch You Bleed is the savage, definitive, and highly unauthorized story of Guns N? Roses. For the first time, millions of fans will learn the whole truth about this legendary band.

My Appetite for Destruction

My Appetite for Destruction

Sex & Drugs & Guns N' Roses

  • Author: Steven Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061917125
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, a debilitating stroke . . . Now, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, is ready to share the shattering, untold truth. Once upon a time, Steven Adler—along with four uniquely talented but very complicated and demanding musicians—helped form Guns N’ Roses. They emerged from the streets, primal artists who obliterated glam rock and its big hair to resurrect rock’s truer blues roots . . . and took “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll” to obscene levels of reckless abandon. By the late 1980s, GN’R was the biggest rock band in the world, grabbing headlines and awards while selling out huge arenas. But there was a price to pay. For Adler, it was his health and sanity, culminating in his brutal public banishment by his once-beloved musical brothers—a humiliating act of betrayal that caused him to plunge into the dark side and spend most of the next twenty years in a drug-fueled hell. In My Appetite for Destruction, Adler digs deep, revealing the last secrets—not just his own but GN’R’s as well.

Reckless Life: The Guns ‘n’ Roses Graphic Novel

Reckless Life: The Guns ‘n’ Roses Graphic Novel

  • Author: Marc Olivent,Jim McCarthy
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 1783233974
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 160
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From the writer of Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of The Ramones and Metallica Nothing Else Matters comes an explosive new graphic novel about The Most Dangerous Band in the World, Guns N' Roses.Having sold over 100 million albums, recorded the most expensive album ever, endlessly courted controversy with their lyrics and a full-on hedonistic lifestyle, Guns N' Roses are well acquainted with rock 'n' roll excess. And it's all here: the feud between Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain, the riots during concerts, Rose's interest in Charles Manson, the acrimonious departure of Slash from the band, the inevitable drugs and groupies and, of course, the music - Marc Olivent's stunning artwork and Jim McCarthy's incisive script perfectly capture the rollercoaster tale of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steve Adler and the many others who have passed through the Metallica story.

The Days of Guns, and Raz's

The Days of Guns, and Raz's

  • Author: Raz Cue
  • Publisher: Luck University Press
  • ISBN: 9780982710319
  • Category:
  • Page: 342
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In the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-five, a little ol' band called Guns N' Roses formed in Raz Cue's living room. And thus, Cue became the band's first manager... to be fired. With absolutely no hard feelings, Mr. Cue remained a trusted member of G N' R's inner circle for the remainder of the decade, allowing him to witness the iconic band tour the world's stages as they rose to the pinnacle of rock 'n' roll. When the Guns N' Roses party quit being fun for him, Cue stepped away from the swelling ranks of backstage hangers-on so that he might fully enjoy the band's incendiary performances from a fan-in-the-audience perspective.With good times and fun stories constantly swirling about in his mind's eye, a few years back, Mr. Cue resolved to set the standard for which all future memoirs should be judged. Four hundred and twenty drafts later, the product of that quest emerged: The Days of Guns, and Raz's. Far more than a Hollywood rock 'n' roll memoir, the book follows Cue's drug-addled journey from feral child to moral-ish adult. His spinal injury during high school and lifetime of riding a wheelchair, while higher than the International Space Station, are thrown in to the tale keep it all rolling along.Mr. Cue manages to wrap up the whole shebang neatly within the changing landscapes of 1970s through 90s America, all the while showcasing his lifelong love of music and cheap thrills. With an undying admiration for hungry up-and-coming artists, Cue remained involved in the Los Angeles music scene through the mid-90s implosion of the Sunset Strip, so he wedges in a bit of name-dropping from that period, too. If you've longed for a caustic, satirical, blue-collar rock bio that delivers a stinging bitch slap to our current insanity-level political correctness, this one's for you!

W.A.R.

W.A.R.

The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose

  • Author: Mick Wall
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429928847
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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A journalist who had unprecedented access to Guns n' Roses at their peak delivers a big, brash history of the band's charismatic, fantastically talented and idiosyncratic leader—W. Axl Rose Even in the world of rock and roll, a figure like Axl Rose doesn't come along very often. Mercurial and brilliant, deluded and imperious, Rose defies easy description or analysis. Few people have studied Rose as closely as Mick Wall has. Traveling with Guns n' Roses and writing about them in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wall first earned Axl's trust and later his fury. W.A.R. goes back to the beginning, revealing Rose's childhood influences (and how he got his name), and tracking the birth of the band and their enormous success with albums like "Appetite for Destruction" and "Use Your Illusion." With fame and money came substance abuse and infighting, and a lead singer who morphed from eccentric to seemingly unhinged. Wall's book is richly detailed and offers surprising new views on some celebrated Guns 'n Roses and Axl Rose incidents, including: --the death of two fans at a concert in Donington Park in England, --Rose's fall-out and eventual split from every one of the other original Gn'R band members, --fights with perceived enemies like Kurt Cobain, Motley Crue's Vince Neil and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, --Rose's consistent refusal to show up at concerts throughout his career, --Axl becoming a virtual recluse at his Malibu mansion for most of the past 15 years. The book goes right up to the present, to explore why a new Guns n' Roses—with a reconfigured band—has toured but still hasn't released their long-awaited album "Chinese Democracy", now over a decade in the making at a cost of over $13 million. W.A.R. is about great music, bad relationships, and the public and private personas of one of the most controversial performers of our time.

Rock wives

Rock wives

the hard lives and good times of the wives, girlfriends, and groupies of rock and roll

  • Author: Victoria Balfour
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co
  • ISBN: 9780688069667
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 270
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Based on exclusive interviews and featuring original photographs, this is a candid look at rock superstars from their wives' and girlfriends' points of view. First time in paperback. 46 black-and-white photographs.

Guns N' Roses Faq

Guns N' Roses Faq

All That's Left to Know About the Bad Boys of Sunset Strip

  • Author: Rich Weidman
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books
  • ISBN: 9781495025884
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 400
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(FAQ). Bursting onto the Los Angeles rock scene in the mid-1980s, Guns N' Roses redefined rock 'n' roll turning back the tide on the excesses of glam metal and the banality of MTV-spawned New Wave/synth pop by infusing the blistering hard rock of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith with a punk sensibility that hearkened back to the onstage anarchy of the Stooges, New York Dolls, and Sex Pistols. In 1987, GN'R released the seminal album Appetite for Destruction , which reached number one on the U.S. charts and to date has sold more than 30 million copies, making it the bestselling debut album of all time in the United States. However, GN'R's outrageous excesses and self-destructiveness led to turmoil in the early 1990s as the original band members went their own ways all except lead singer Axl Rose, who forged on through a series of lineup changes to finally release the long-awaited album Chinese Democracy in 2008. Guns N' Roses FAQ charts the amazing journey of the band from their early West Hollywood club days to their skyrocketing success in the late 1980s and their downfall in the 1990s all the way to their 2012 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the reunion of three of the five classic band members during the 2016 Not in This Lifetime Tour. Readers will discover a treasure trove of interesting material in Guns N' Roses FAQ , such as the band's earliest influences and venues, most notorious concerts, opening acts, highlights of their seemingly endless Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion tours, bizarre TV appearances (like the time they destroyed the set of MTV's Headbangers Ball! ), feuds, the story behind their music videos, best and worst covers (Pat Boone, anyone?), and much more.

Slaughterhouse-five

Slaughterhouse-five

Or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-dance with Death

  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher: Dial Press
  • ISBN: 0385333846
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 275
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Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present

The Minds Behind the Games

The Minds Behind the Games

Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers

  • Author: Patrick Hickey, Jr.
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476631239
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 216
  • View: 2452
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Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games—including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140186420
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 105
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The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

18 and Life on Skid Row

18 and Life on Skid Row

  • Author: Sebastian Bach
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062265415
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
  • View: 1669
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18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles I Remember You, Youth Gone Wild, & 18 & Life, and the albums Skid Row and Slave To The Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show The Gilmore Girls. In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family, and then his home. It is a story of perseverance, of wine, women and song and a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 And Life On Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.

Guns N' Roses Complete

Guns N' Roses Complete

  • Author: Guns n' Roses (Musical group)
  • Publisher: Cherry Lane Music Company
  • ISBN: 9781575600505
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 236
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Pop/Rock Guitar/Fretted Instrument Solos