Penned by Slash and author/journalist Anthony Bozza, the near page tome carried much pre-publication promise for what it was to offer: Guns fans would. Guns N’ Roses Central Sat Down With Author Anthony Bozza to Discuss His Career, His Time Working with Slash and His New Book With Artie. ANTHONY BOZZA – SLASH – ANTHON by Anthony Bozza; Slash at .uk – ISBN – ISBN – Edizioni Bd –

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There are some moments which justify the jacket hype – Slash reaches some low depths – but no craziness on a Mike Tyson level, for example.

You definitely seem to be a wise old soul so, for the love of humanity, man, stop sticking needles in your veins. I could not wait to be done with it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some of his memories and anecdotes were frightening the hallucinations, the desperate scrabbles for even the smallest, nastiest hit, the lies he would tell to feed his habits.

One thing this book did well was convey what being a rock star is about, and for me it was fun to read about but ultimately unappealing. Yes, Slash, we know that. Slash also has a strange way of pinpointing the exact locale of every event. Here’s a little treat for you- https: Bozza followed this up by co-writing memoirs with various musicians and other celebrities. How could this happen? As Slash said, “It seems excessive At what point did Axl’s penchant for grandiosity and bombast become insurmountably divisive?

Slash had quite a wild childhood. Languages Suomi Edit links. Know who you are My wife, Perla, [ This book moves in an effective and engaging way. Get to Know Us. View all 16 comments. The story of Slash’s one man pre-party prior to his attempt to meet up with Steven Adler at an Arizona golf resort for some self imposed “rehab” was particulary entertaining.


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Guns and other rock fans will get something out of this – its designed to evoke The Dirt, the Motley Crue bio, but has nothing of the freshness and punch of that. I was expecting alot more and was severely disappointed. Jan 11, Sara rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The storytelling is horribly tedious and focuses on nothing that would be of any interest other than the fact that he used drugs, didn’t bathe and that was about it.

And things only got crazier from there. Slash had a defibrulator installed in his heart because he OD’d and his heart got weak from all the years of excess parties and gallon of vodka a day drinking habits.

The 70 Best Albums of This book lacks perspective and probably should have been written by Slash much later in life.

After Motley Crue’s ‘The Dirt’ through, nothing will shock me. Axl ever happens to write a book with his version of the events, I suspect that coupling it with this work would make a great topic for one of those compare and contrast essays we all had to write freshman year of high school.

Enjoy it – it’s right there in the final mix. Isn’t this the whole point of hiring a writer to write the book for you, to make all these random stories good? He’s given fairly even-handed treatment, yet is portrayed as obsessive, eccentric, and domineering.

But this is not all that we can learn about Slash from his biography. Then I drank a gallon of vodka every day.

I’m glad I did. Books Slash by Slash, Anthony Bozza. He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late s.

Writer of fantasy novels. As a product of a bi-racial Bohemian couple, Slash certainly faced a multitude of social challenges; alas, he addresses his formative years with matter-of-fact candor, and rarely delves into any tangible substancedespite routinely delving into a variety of substances.


His recall is terrible and makes Keith Richard’s “Life” read like Shakespeare Kindle Sash Verified Purchase. That’s xlash to say the book is completely without merit. The payoffs — getting to feel cool as hell all the time, everyone including a limitless supply of beautiful women loving you, and being able to make a good living playing music, the last of which Slash does clearly love in a very real and pure sense — just don’t seem worth all the stuff that comes along with it to me.

Chris Wraight Speculative fiction. But that aside, his integrity as a musician comes through on every page. The book is mostly chronological, but it does jump around a bit, too a lot of annoying “i’ll get to that later” phraseswhich is disconcerting but the least of the book’s problems.

Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: Slash apparently just shot up in his room alone all the time. I have to admit bpzza beginning was interesting, but after a while my liver started to hurt in reaction to all the drugs and alcohol. Bozza started his career as an intern in at Rolling Stonefact-checking, coffee-fetching and doing research for other writers before they hired him full-time in the music department.

But often these antjony of memoirs feel more about the stories than the person, but Slash as a human being comes out here, and I feel like a get a sense of him as a person I certainly bozzs had before this. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Your vibe as a human being is totally excellent and I am sure a lot of people could learn from your ways. Showing of reviews.

Nov 29, Ed rated it it was amazing Shelves: BooksAbound Random musings from an extreme bibliophile.