Author(s): Mick Wall
Mick Wall knew the original line up of Guns N Roses before they were famous and has interviewed them many times. Drawing on exclusive unpublished material, he has written a no-holds barred study of the troubled life and turbulent career of the group's singer and leader. The first album, Appetite for Destruction, turned them into stars but the band's decadent lifestyle took its toll Ã¢ÂÂ they embarked on a two-year tour that sounded the death knell for the original line-up. As their lives slipped out of control, the original members all left and Axl turned into an increasingly reclusive figure. For the past 13 years he has been working on a long-awaited album, and has finally re-emerged into public view as the latest Guns N Roses line-up embark on a world tour.
Mick Wall is one of Britain's best known music journalists. Formerly editor in chief of Classic Rock magazine, he still writes for Mojo. His previous books include the bestselling biography John Peel, Run to the Hills, the authorized biography of Iron Maiden and Diary of a Madman, the official biography of Ozzy Osbourne.