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My Appetite For Destruction….

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I finally finished reading My Appetite For Destruction, and I have to say it was a damn fine read. When I found out last year that my favorite member of the original Guns N Roses line up Steven Adler was putting out his own book, the sixteen year old in me jumped for joy.

Steven doesn’t leave any stone unturned in this book, as he talks about everything from his early childhood upbringing to his final days in one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. My favorite parts of the book are Stevens stories about his relationship with Axl Rose, and the early road tours pre-platinum albums. What was it like touring with The Cult, Motley Crue, and Iron Maiden? It’s here in all its ugly glory.

The only nit pick I have is that, I wish Steven gave more pages to his relationship with Izzy, and Duff as much as he did with Axl and Slash. Also his days of working with Davy Vain in 1991 as part of the Road Crew project are a lil’ skimmed over. Other than that, I think the book does well in painting a picture of one of the most decadent periods of hard rock music.

The orgies, the drugs, the alcohol, get some major talking time in this biography. It’s pretty much a tell all, which I love to hear in my rock n roll biography’s. There will never be another time like the late 80′s hard rock scene, and Steven Adler puts a stamp of approval on that. Highly recommended read for any hardcore GNR fan.

Rating: 8/10

 

All time hard rock filler songs that still stink….

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Yep, the ever loving filler material. You all know the scenario. The band only had seven good songs written, but they had to fill up another fifteen minutes to make up a whole album. So they wrote a few more songs so bland, boring, and forgettable, that even after twenty years they still suck harder then they did back then. Since I’m stuck in the 80′s these days like Uncle Rico, here is my worst hard rock filler songs of all time:

Time For Change – Motley Crue

Midnight/Tornado – Skid Row

Cry No More – L.A. Guns

Ship Rolls In – Faster Pussycat

Think About You – Guns N Roses

State Of Emergency – Winger

Once Around The Ride – Cinderella

The Morning After – RATT

Turn On The Night – KISS

 

Oprah’s book of the month candidate….

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The Last Living Slut (Born in Iran, Bred Backstage) is basically a tell all book that makes The Dirt look like a G Rated Disney read. TLLS is the memoir of Roxana Shirazi, who was raised traditionally in Tehran and moved to London when she was 10. Roxana holds a master of fine arts degree, and when she isn’t doing things backstage at shows that would make your humble narrator blush, she speaks at international women’s conferences about gender theory and globalization. In this book, Roxana talks about her sexcapades backstage with various members of Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Buckcherry, and a whole whack of others. No gory detail is left behind.

Several editors passed on The Last Living Slut for fear of a fatwa, but Harper Collins got the elephant balls to publish this oh-so-filthy read. Roxana has stated that if she ever does go back to Tehran, she will most likely be killed. Ms. Shirazi is the new, improved, and less hairy Salman Rushdie. Something also tells me there is gonna be a landmine of lawsuits in the near future with this book.

The Last Living Slut hits shelves June 1st. Already many book stores are refusing to carry this fine read. You may have to go to Amazon to purchase it….or go to the Home and Gardening section of your local public library.

 

Top ten 80′s hard rock records….

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Top ten 80′s hard rock records….

This for me is like choosing my favorite child, as part of my youth was spent blasting pretty much every 80′s hard rock band from my ghetto blaster…er….boom box. So after many sleepless nights thinking about this list, I give you my top ten 80′s hard rock albums:

1.) Vain – No Respect: This band, and album was like the hidden gem of the 80′s hard rock scene. Vain took the image of the New York Dolls and the punchiness of Hanoi Rocks and spit it out, in the most infectious tunes ever put on record. This band had it all, the image, songs, and one of the most amazing voices of glam rock, Davy Vain. After No Respect, their record label went under, as the second album All Those Strangers was finished, and about to be released. Too bad, as with a little bit of luck, these San Fran glam rockers coulda’ been huge.

 

Reckless Road Book….

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Reckless Road Book….

When I found out an official photo book documenting the early days of the original Guns N Roses line up was coming out  by photographer Marc Canter, I got all excited. Marc was an old friend of the band, and took pictures of pretty much all the early Guns N Roses gigs. Many of these old photos were taken at  The Troubadour, The Roxy, The Whisky, Raji’s, and all the other  infamous clubs in West Hollywood. There are hundreds of  photos of the band on stage, back stage, and at rehearsals. These are not generic photos every GNR fan has seen in magazines a hundred times already. These photos have never been published until now and man what a scrap book this turns out to be.

 

Axl Rose Project goes onstage at 11PM in Toronto….

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Axl Rose Project goes onstage at 11PM in Toronto….

So many people bitch about the Axl Rose Project going on late (11PM instead of 9PM). First of all, youre a sucker if you buy a ticket in the first place to see the dude perform under the GNR banner with scab musicians backing him up. Second, most club shows dont start till 11:30 anyways, so who cares if he is late. To me there is a bigger issue at hand. People who keep paying large money to see this horrid version of GNR are the problem. If people didnt buy tickets to see him perform, he would go away.

 

Faster Pussycat – Self Titled

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Faster Pussycat – Self Titled

Back in the summer of 1987 two albums came out the same time. One was by Guns N Roses called Appetite For Destruction and the other by Faster Pussycat which was self titled. Appetite ended up selling 10 million records while Faster Pussycat ended up selling 500,000. Aside from the difference in sales, Faster Pussycat in terms of influence on the late 80′s hard rock scene was just as relevant as GNR’s was. Both bands also came out of the same Hollywood, California scene.