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    DescriptionIt seems excessive...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. The mass of black curls. The top hat. The cigarette dangling from pouty lips. These are the trademarks of one of the world's greatest and most revered guitarists, a celebrity musician known by one name: Slash. Saul "Slash" Hudson was born in Hampstead to a Jewish father and a black American mother who created David Bowie's look in The Man Who Fell to Earth. He was raised in Stoke until he was 11, when he and his mother moved to LA. Frequent visitors to the house were David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Wood and Iggy Pop. At this time Slash got into BMX bikes and would eventually turn professional, winning major awards and money, but at 15 his grandmother gave him his first guitar. Sessions with numerous local LA rock bands followed until a fateful meeting with singer W Axl Rose...and the rest was rock history. Guns N' Roses spent two years builiding their reputation before Appetite for Destruction was unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Chart success and global domination followed but with it came the inevitable fall - addicted to heroin, booze and cigarettes the band imploded in a rift between Axl and Slash that is as deep today as ever. But with a new wife, kids and new band Velvet Revolver, Slash is back on track. As raucous and edgy as his music, Slash sets the record straight and tells the real story as only Slash can.


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    Title
    Slash
    Subtitle
    The Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Slash, With Anthony Bozza
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007257775
    ISBN 10: 0007257775
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    Libri: ENGM4300
    BIC subject category V2: AVGT
    Libri: ERIN2054, MUSI1613, HEAV5000
    BISAC V2.8: MUS019000
    Thema V1.0: DNBF1, AVLP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports. (some col.)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    06 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Saul "Slash" Hudson was born in Hampstead in 1965. He moved with his family to Stoke before emigrating with his mother to LA when he was 11. Given his first guitar by his grandmother when he was 15, Slash went on to play in various local bands before teaming up with Izzy Stradlin and Axl Rose to form Guns N' Roses in 1985. He left in 1996 to form Slash's Snakepit and later Velvet Revolver. He lives in LA with his wife and two sons.
    Review quote
    'Brilliant stuff' **** News of the World 'The most insane rock n' roll autobiography you'll ever read.' Observer 'A raucous rock yarn', (Top 10 Rock Books) The Independent **** Q Magazine 'A fitting monument... Slash's memoirs are an unexpectedly intoxicating cocktail of irresponsibility and dedication.' Independent on Sunday 'Slash's story is harrowingly compulsive reading, presenting the most graphically spot-on account of hardcore drug addiction since William Burroughs' The Record Collector