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The mass of black curls. The top hat. The cigarette dangling from pouty lips. He was raised in Stoke until he was 11, when he and his mother moved to LA. 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. 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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Write a product review. Customer images. See all customer images. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Slash is the greatest enigma for all the guitar crazy rock lovers. His book not only gives an insight into his personal life, which was very much influenced by the divorce of his parents, but also about one of the greatest band GNR.
Apart from being a guitarist Slash is more a snake charmer and a BMX stunt rider. But then there are a few which make you actually realise as a reader that its not your cup of tea, you cant be a guitarist, a dipsomaniac, a coke abuser.
Best ever biography I've ever read A must read for all rock and roll lovers I never read the book myself, I got that to gift my best friend and he is happy with the book. If you know slash and you are obsessed with his playing. What the hell are you doing man!!! Order this damn book. A book that's worth keeping in the collection, for all GnR fans! Happy reading. Waited too long for this book!!! Slash is one of my idols! Great Book! Though I an a little disappointed that i didnt get the usual free bookmark.
One person found this helpful. A great autobio!. Recommended for all Slash fans. See all reviews from India. Top international reviews. Not quite what I was expecting..! This is a brutally honest too honest?
The stories of addiction are hopefully enough to put anyone off hard drugs and I was surprised to find out that he was quite as bad an addict as he now depicts himself.
Having said that this is often a characteristic of some of the great entertainers who can only succeed because of these character flaws. Approach this book with caution as it was not exactly entertaining. More shocking at times. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote.
Please try again. Had to read this over several weeks, pick up and put down so that I could take in what I was reading. It's only one side of a story but Slash seems to write with honesty and balance, laying blame for the failings of himself and the bands where it deserves to be. His passion for music and life is undeniable though, and the hope and positive vision that he finishes the book with are inspiring.
A good book. Slash tells you plenty about his upbringing , his involvement with drugs , he seems to skirt around Axle rose , expresses his irritation, but isn't massively detrimental considering their alleged fall out , it seems like he is hedging his bets in case there is ever a re-union?
I loved this book and really want a follow up to it; You get to flowing Slash through the highs and lows without it being a bragging look at me kind of book. He is brutally honest about his drug use and drinking that helps you see that he is still on the level. Very hard working and extremely talented guitar player. A remarkable account of the life of a man who is arguably one of the biggest rock gods of his generation.
This book had me hooked from the start, I've been a lifelong fan of slash since his GnR days and this book is a truly remarkable insight into the life of the man himself. Slash tells his story with honesty and a humbleness I never expected to find, it's a real warts and all read which has left me with a new found respect for a talented man who I'd admired since highschool. I'd recomend this book to anybody. Slash has so far led a life so far away from what the majority consider the norm it can't fail to interest in my opinion.
Load more international reviews. I think "honest" is the best word to describe this book. Slash really bares all in this autobiography, taking you right through his upbringing in England to his days in Velvet Revolver - and of course offering an unprecedented insight into life as Guns n Roses' lead guitarist.
While one must remember this is only one view of what is a many sided epic story, Slash's view is nevertheless intriguing. Written in its conversational tone, come away from this book feeling you've just sat and had a coffee with one of the globe's most famous guitarists.
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I was never quite of the Guns'N'Roses era - I was a tiny bit too late for that. However, "Welcome to the Jungle" is constantly on the playlist on my iPod along with other tracks. There is no doubt that Guns'N'Roses were an incredibly successful rock band, due to the excellent vocals of frontman Axl Rose and amazing sounds of guitarist Slash. Slash was the lead guitarist from nearly the start of the Guns'N'Roses story and is an immediately recognisable figure due to his trademark top hat and big hair. He is acclaimed as one of the modern guitar heroes and even featured on the cover of the game Guitar Heroes III.
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The mass of black curls. The top hat. The cigarette dangling from pouty lips. He was raised in Stoke until he was 11, when he and his mother moved to LA.
The long-awaited, never-before-told, no-holds-barred memoir from the legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist. Finally, all the lurid tales of sex, drugs and rock n' roll are revealed as Slash describes his incredible rollercoaster journey as part of the biggest rock band in the world, living life to the full in the 80s. Guns N Roses is, hands down, my favorite band of all time. I was excited to red this book because there are tons and tons of "dirty little secrets" from the heyday of hair metal and I hoped Slash I was really dubious about reading Slash's self-titled autobiography when it first hit the shelves.