I've read a few accounts of the life n times of guns n roses, but at last we have a member giving us the true account of what really happened.
An easy, enjoyable read - with loads of funny moments. Slash as a writer has a really nice charm about him.
This book is a MUST HAVE for ANY GNR or hard rock fan in general. Well written & very informative on the life and times of one of the best guitar players in the world and an in-depth insight into one of the most dangerous rock bands of all time. I had been waiting for a decent authorized book on GNR for quite some time, and this takes the cake. Written by someone who was there in the thick of it and it explains it all and very easy to read. Slash doesn't hold back on his past addictions and former band mates whatsoever. It is really a great book to buy, if your a fan you won't be disappointed. I finished it in a matter of days it was that entertaining. Its up there at the top of rock n roll autobiographies for sure. If you liked Motley Crue's Dirt, Manson's 'Long Hard Road Out Of Hell', Anthony Kiedis' Scar Tissue, or even Danny Sugarman's Wonderland Avenue, this book is for you. I can't recommend this highly enough.
I've always been a big G n' R fan and also a VR fan, reading this gives you an insite into the the true rock en roll way of life through the eyes of someone whos lived it, its hard to beleive what slash's been through and this book pretty much sums it all up! it's an awesome read that you can't put down. its a must read for any rock fan. awesome book that you'll sail through
what a read i got this for xmas and couldnt put it down, i thought i knew a lot about GNR but i was misled, Slash was nuts when i thought it was other members that were dysfuctional but turns out Slash was the nutter.
A overwhelming story of the greatest guitarist to have graced my life, a must buy for old and new fans.
My main problem with autobiographies is that they simply sound like the ghost writers words writing about the subjects stories. Very rarely does the heroes voice shine through. We all know they are ghost written so why does this bother me? Well, a decent biographer will be able to write in a way that makes it sound like the stars own stories being told in his own voice. Anthony Bozza certainly achieves this brilliantly. Occassionally there is the odd word that I have to reach for the thesaurus to understand and think 'did Slash really say antidisestablishmentarianism?' but overall it is so well written and enthralling that you really do not notice these rare occassions. I may be hugely biased cos I love Slash and Guns and it is wonderful to hear all about how the band and the songs came together and I always enjoy hearing about rock n roll excess. In saying that, although I am a huge fan, I love them SO much and I read a lot of books so I simply would not have read a poor autobiography so quick and would not stand for second rate, lazy piece of work on a subject I hold so dearly to my heart.
Slash has had his battle with drugs and a lot of this book covers that. He has probably covered every rock cliche in the book (and invented some all of his own) but he is such an interesting loveable charachter that you really are constantly on his side and will be amused and shocked in equal measure.
My brother is reading it and enjoying it and he is not a huge fan of the band but for fans and non fans it is fascinating hearing Slash's side of the rise and demise of one of Rock N Rolls greatest bands.
I got this book for Christmas and couldn't put it down. Its funny, heartbreaking in places, but his determination is the main thread. He got back up after every single knock and I have nothing but admiration for not only his talent, but also his character. One of the best autobiographys I've read.