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    DescriptionFrom one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era comes a memoir that redefines sex, drugs, and rock 'n' rollHe 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.


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    Title
    Slash
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Slash, By (author) Saul Hudson, With Anthony Bozza
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 457
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061351426
    ISBN 10: 0061351423
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    DC21: 787.87166092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 787.87/166092
    LC classification: ML419.S615 A3 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBF, AVN, AVP, AVLP
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6RF
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Wonderfully frank."--Entertainment Weekly