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My Appetite for Destruction

Author : Steven Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 371 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2010-07-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061917110

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No secret is too dark. No revelation too sick. But you must have the appetite for it. After forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a debilitating stroke, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, is ready to share the shattering untold truth in My Appetite for Destruction. When Adler was eleven years old he told his two closest friends he was going to be a rock star in the world's greatest band. Along with four uniquely talented—but very complicated and demanding—musicians, Adler helped form Guns N' Roses. They rose from the streets—primal rockers who obliterated glam rock and its big hair to resurrect rock's truer blues roots. They were relentless rock stars, onstage and off, taking "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll" to obscene levels of reckless abandon. By the late 1980s, GNR was the biggest rock band in the world, demanding headlines, awards, and sold-out shows, with one of the greatest rock albums of all time: Appetite for Destruction. But there was a price to pay. For Adler, it was his health and his sanity, culminating in a brutal banishment by his once-beloved musical brothers. Adler digs deep, revealing the last secrets, not only his own but GNR's as well: Slash's betrayal, Axl's unpredictable temper, and Duff's revenge. He bares it all with this shocking fuck-the-fates exposÉ that charts his meteoric rise and devastating collapse. Adler was humiliated and disgraced when Axl Rose kicked him out of GNR in front of an MTV audience of millions. Adler plunged into the dark side, spending most of the next twenty years in a drug-fueled hell. But he finally beat his epic addiction to crack and heroin under the care of Dr. Drew Pinsky. With Adler's newfound clarity comes a fierce determination to tell it all. Revelatory, heartbreaking, hilarious, and ultimately inspirational, you will never read anything more jaw-droppingly honest than My Appetite for Destruction.

My Appetite for Destruction

Author : Steven Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2010-07-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061995439

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My Appetite for Destruction by Steven Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola Pdf

From the original Guns N’ Roses drummer comes a tale of sex, drugs, excess, hairspray, and an intense 20-year struggle with addiction. Guns N’ Roses is one of the world’s most successful rock bands, with estimated sales of 90 million albums worldwide. Steven Adler is the original drummer, with an infamous past of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll that led to his removal from the band. And here, for the first time, Steven Adler tells it all. In My Appetite for Destruction, he reveals with wit and candour his personal struggles with drug addiction, including the financial ruin he faced after being kicked out of Guns N’ Roses and the health problems that almost claimed his life several times—two heart attacks, a suicide attempt, and a debilitating stroke, as well as an epic 20-year addiction to crack and heroin. Now clean and sober, Steven sets the record straight on his life and his time with Guns N’ Roses, during the rise and collapse of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. “Great for the die-hard GNR fan . . . This is a cautionary tale, all the way.” —Penthouse

Appetite for Self-Destruction

Author : Steve Knopper
Publisher : Catapult
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2009-12-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781593762698

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Appetite for Self-Destruction by Steve Knopper Pdf

For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the modern recording industry, from an author who has been writing about it for more than ten years. With unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world’s highs and lows—including Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr., renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning, and more than 200 others—Steve Knopper is the first to offer such a detailed and sweeping contemporary history of the industry’s wild ride through the past three decades. From the birth of the compact disc, the explosion of CD sales, and the emergence of MP3-sharing websites that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen. Just as the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world, the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees, and Knopper saw it all.

My Appetite for Destruction

Author : Steven Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2011-05-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061917127

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My Appetite for Destruction by Steven Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola Pdf

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 Road

Author : Marc Canter,Jason Porath
Publisher : Music Sales
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : PERFORMING ARTS
ISBN : 0979341876

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Reckless Road by Marc Canter,Jason Porath Pdf

(Music Sales America). When teenager and amateur photographer Marc Canter set out to document his best friend Saul Hudson's rise as a rock guitarist in 1982, he never imagined he was documenting the genesis of the next great rock 'n' roll band. His friend became the legendary guitarist Slash, and Canter found himself witnessing the creation of Guns N' Roses front and center. The candid shots contained in Reckless Road, taken as the band toured in 1985-1987 and made the legendary album Appetite for Destruction, capture their raw, blood-sweat-and-tears performances as well as their intimate moments. Containing original gig memorabilia including show flyers, ticket stubs, set lists, press clippings, and handwritten lyrics as well as in-depth interviews with band members and the people closest to them, Reckless Road offers an explicit, first-person perspective readers won't find anywhere else. This book covers the first 50 gigs that Guns N Roses did. with 1000 plus unseen photos. Interviews with over 20 people including band members, roadies strippers, girlfriends, Tom Zutaut the A&R guy that signed the band, Mike Clink the guy who produced the record, Steve Thompson & Mike Barbiero the guys that mixed the record, and close friends of the band. The book is well designed and is a must for any GNR fan. This book covers 10 of the 12 songs off Appetite for Destruction the first time they were played!

Watch You Bleed

Author : Stephen Davis
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2008-08-26
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781440639289

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Watch You Bleed by Stephen Davis Pdf

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.

Appetite for Destruction

Author : Daniel Sugerman
Publisher : St Martins Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Music
ISBN : 0312058144

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Appetite for Destruction by Daniel Sugerman Pdf

Details the unlikely rise of five under-educated, drug-using, rebellious kids to the top of the charts as Guns 'n' Roses, a rock group whose first album sold fifteen million copies

Slash

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 30 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780966669312

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Sweet Child of Mine

Author : Deanna Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2017-01-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1945322020

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Sweet Child of Mine by Deanna Adler,Lawrence J. Spagnola Pdf

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.

Welcome to My Jungle

Author : Craig Duswalt
Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2014-05-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781939529817

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Welcome to My Jungle by Craig Duswalt Pdf

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 assistant 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.

It's So Easy

Author : Duff McKagan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2012-03-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781451606645

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It's So Easy by Duff McKagan Pdf

Musician Duff McKagan shares details about his life and career, discussing the creation and rise of Guns n' Roses, his struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction, his path to sobriety, and more.

Appetite for Destruction

Author : Mick Wall
Publisher : Orion
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2014-11-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1409121690

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Appetite for Destruction by Mick Wall Pdf

Whether it's hanging around with Marillion's Fish in Berlin, seeing Whitesnake fail to ignite 1985's Rock in Rio, talking through old times with Jimmy Page in his Berkshire pile or following Ozzy Osbourne to Moscow, there isn't a rock luminary that Wall hasn't cross-examined or kept the flame burning with at some point over the last thirty years. Here, amongst several pieces, he catches Lars Ullrich just on the cusp of world domination; has dinner with Ritchie Blackmore on the eve of a Deep Purple comeback; and is up all night in LA with W. Axl Rose. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION gathers together Wall's journalism for Kerrang!, for whom he was the star writer in their eighties heyday. It also features brand-new introductions to all the pieces, written with maybe less hair but also the benefit of twenty years' hindsight.

Appetite For Destruction

Author : Guns n' Roses
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2009-01-08
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0571532772

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Nöthin' But a Good Time

Author : Tom Beaujour,Richard Bienstock
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2021-03-16
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781250195760

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Nöthin' But a Good Time by Tom Beaujour,Richard Bienstock Pdf

The New York Times Bestseller The Explosive National Bestseller "A backstage pass to the wildest and loudest party in rock history—you'll feel like you were right there with us!" —Bret Michaels of Poison Nothin' But a Good Time is the definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal, told by the musicians and industry insiders who lived it. Hard rock in the 1980s was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated—and maybe even helped to define—a spectacularly over-the-top decade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Mötley Crüe’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, PAC-MAN, and E.T. From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-Platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock's Nothin' But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over two hundred author interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N’ Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford, and many more, this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged, chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era—one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin’ but a good time...and found it.

MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson

Author : Steve Knopper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2016-06-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476730387

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MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson by Steve Knopper Pdf

A veteran music reporter offers a sweeping and vivid portrait of the King of Pop, from his first on-stage appearance at a local talent show in 1965, to his record-breaking album sales, Grammy awards, dance moves and years of scandal and controversy. --Publisher's description.