Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses

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Penguin, 26 серп. 2008 р. - 434 стор.
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From the New York Times bestselling author, the complete story of the last rock supergroup— from their drugfueled blast-off in the 1980s to the turbulent life of legendary singer Axl Rose and his fifteen-year, multi-million dollar effort to make the perfect hardrock album.

With 90 million of the bandÂ's records sold worldwide since 1987, Guns NÂ' Roses prolonged rock music past its sell-by date with controversial albums and immense, often riotous world tours. But the bandÂ's complete story has never been fully told—until now. In his sixth major rock biography, Stephen Davis details the riveting story of a band that originated in the gutters of Sunset Strip and went on to set attendance records on the biggest stadiums on the planet.

Watch You Bleed documents the improbable story of W. Axl Rose, the biggest rock star of his generation. Taken from an abusive father in his infancy, he was raised as “Bill Bailey” in a strictly religious Indiana household by a stepfather who beat him for playing Led Zeppelin songs on the family piano. After quitting high school, and on the run from the police in his hometown, Axl arrived in Los Angeles in the midst of the street battles for supremacy among the top music genres of the eighties—post-punk, thrash, hair metal, and glam. The book also charts the backgrounds of every band member, especially Slash, a Hollywood street kid whose designer mother dated David Bowie.

Davis brilliantly captures the birth of GunsÂ' raw power, which—despite rape charges, drug-induced rampages, and a general appetite for destruction— launched the band into the pantheon of rock gods such as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. With a wealth of detail, Davis looks at AxlÂ's unrelenting quest to release the long-awaited, mystery-shrouded Chinese Democracy album, as well as the further adventures of some of the Gunners under the banner of the hard-rocking band Velvet Revolver. For the first time, millions of Guns NÂ' Roses fans will learn the whole truth—sometimes funny, sometimes tragic—about the last of the great rock bands.
 

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I don't know if I have ever read such a detail driven book. At first I couldn't decide if I even liked it, but in the end I was pretty excited that I stayed the course and finished it. The most ... Читати огляд повністю

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Cffr f HARD ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD
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differ1 A GHOST SENT TO HAUNT US
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differ? THE TREACHEROUS JOURNEY
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differ VICTORY OR DEATH
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Cff APPETITE
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Coffer THE BIG GUNS N ROSES ADVENTURE
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THE REAL RAUNCH REBELS
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Coffer MONSTERS OF ROCK
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differ f MAJOR PSYCHO TIME
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Cffer CONFUSE YOUR ILLUSION
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Coffer n THE BEST GNR TRIBUTE BAND IN THE WORLD
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Stephen Davis is one of AmericaÂ's preeminent rock journalists. His many rock biographies include, most recently, Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend (Gotham Books, 2004) and the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith and Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga.

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