Guns N' Roses FAQ by : Rich Weidman
Thirty years ago; five L.A. punks unleashed their debut album upon the atrophied and decadent rock charts of Reagan's America. Within weeks; Appetite for Destruction ascended to number one on the U.S. charts; to date; Appetite has sold more than thirty million copies; making it the bestselling U.S. debut album of all time. To say that Guns N' Roses redefined rock 'n' roll is akin to asserting that Jimi Hendrix revolutionized surf music – a statement that; while technically true; does more to conceal the truth than elucidate it. GN'R turned back the tide of MTV-spawned New Wave/synth pop by infusing the blistering hard rock of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith with a punk sensibility that hearkened back to the onstage anarchy of the Stooges; New York Dolls; and Sex Pistols. In Guns N' Roses FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Bad Boys of Sunset Strip; Rich Weidman charts the amazing journey of this seminal record and the band behind it. From the gutters of West Hollywood to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; from Appetite to The Spaghetti Incident?; these 400 pages of hedonistic nihilism; salacious debauchery; and raw; unadulterated rock are guaranteed to turn your head; blow out your eardrums; obliterate your comfort zone; and leave you begging for more.
Written in Backbeat's popular FAQ format; Guns N' Roses FAQ breaks the band's story into a series of chapters equally suitable for a straight-through read or piecemeal consumption. Weidman's treasure trove of facts; trivia; stories; and photographs touch on every topic imaginable. Subjects explored include the band's earliest influences and venues; most notorious concerts and opening acts; highlights from their seemingly endless Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion tours; bizarre TV appearances (like the time they destroyed the set of MTV's Headbangers Ball!); public and private feuds; music videos; best and worst covers (Pat Boone; anyone?); and much more. From the golden years of the late eighties and early nineties to the outrageous antics and self-destructive tendencies that to irreconcilable inner turmoil; from the band's West Hollywood club days to t
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9 x 6 x 0.798 inches |
| Shipping Weight||2.75 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL146981|
| ISBN ||1495025888|
| EAN ||9781495025884|
| 1st Publication Date||04/2017|
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