W. Axl Rose: The Unauthorised Biography Hardcover – Unabridged, 20 Jul 2007
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Mick Wall is qualified to tell this story...he has assembled a catalogue of lawsuits, sackings and all-round appalling behaviour which, taken together, rivals the best moments of the Borgias or certain middle-European dictators. --Daily Telegraph
The first in-depth biography of legendary Guns N' Roses frontman, the controversial W. Axl Rose. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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This is NOT a biography, but just a collage of previously released info. The first chapter made me cringe: the author starts by talking about what it means being born under the sign of Aquarius (I thought it was a joke, do we get the horoscope as well?!). Axl Rose was no angel, his upbringing was not the best (biological father that disappeared when he was only 2, the mother that got pregnant at 16 and remarried with a priest who sexually abused Axl and his siblings). The background (which was disclosed by Axl himself in an interview with Rolling Stone back in the days) contributed to the make-up of this artist, in addition to severe problems of manic-depression. Violent, mysoginist, abusive, controlling - with his tantrums, lateness at the shown, paranoia and dictator behaviour he contributed to the band's self-destruction. At the same time one of the best singers and showmen of all times (back in the days).Read more ›
I agree that a lot of the flippant comments are meant to sound like Mick hung out with these guys all of the time, and not that they were well planned answers in many scheduled interviews. That said, Mick did live in LA and was living and breathing the LA scene. I found the book fascinating as it pulled together facts, stories, rumours and allegations that I had already read about in, `The Dirt - by Motley Crue (Neil Strauss)', `Tommyland by Tommy Lee (Anthony Bozza)', `Slash by Slash (Anthony Bozza)', `The Heroine Diaries by Nikki Sixx', and `Don't Try This At Home by Dave Navarro (Neil Strauss)'. Hearing similar stories from different people's point of view is hugely entertaining (like both sides of the Vince Neil & Axl Rose feud).
The disappointing side was that the details of Axl Rose's life from the late 1990's to 1997 (a time period rarely documented anywhere) is still very sparse predominantly built around the band's erratic live reviews. I remember a great interview back in 1998 with one of the (many) drummers that quit, citing the reason as frustration over having to play over 100 hundred instrumentals before Axl would bother to write any lyrics. However there was no mention of this (presumably because it was in Kerrang! At a time when Mick had left; or that the interview was not done with himself.).Read more ›
I'm still waiting on the definitive Guns N Roses book....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a gift, the recipient said it's what you'd expect from an unauthorized biography.
Nothing really to add to the already available material published on Axl Rose -... Read more
I got the 2007 hardback version of this book.
Turgid and misleading. This is a biography about Guns n' Roses not Axl Rose. Read more
A very poor book of material recycled from other sources. Simply no new material, a complete waste of time reading this. Wall just wants to bash Axl. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2014 by Will
I'm not finished reading this, but the more I get into it, the more it looks like just another Axl-bashing session and seems to favor the former members of Guns N' Roses.Published on 21 July 2013 by Lesley Wentzell