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Slash

The Autobiography

By Slash

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| Paperback | 9780007257775

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It seems excessive...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. The mass of black curls. The top hat. The cigarette dangling from pouty lips. These are the trademarks of one of the world's greatest and most revered guitarists, a celebrity musician known Continue

It seems excessive...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. The mass of black curls. The top hat. The cigarette dangling from pouty lips. These are the trademarks of one of the world's greatest and most revered guitarists, a celebrity musician known by one name: Slash. Saul "Slash" Hudson was born in Hampstead to a Jewish father and a black American mother who created David Bowie's look in The Man Who Fell to Earth. He was raised in Stoke until he was 11, when he and his mother moved to LA. Frequent visitors to the house were David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Wood and Iggy Pop. At this time Slash got into BMX bikes and would eventually turn professional, winning major awards and money, but at 15 his grandmother gave him his first guitar. Sessions with numerous local LA rock bands followed until a fateful meeting with singer W Axl Rose...and the rest was rock history. Guns N' Roses spent two years builiding their reputation before Appetite for Destruction was unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
Chart success and global domination followed but with it came the inevitable fall - addicted to heroin, booze and cigarettes the band imploded in a rift between Axl and Slash that is as deep today as ever. But with a new wife, kids and new band Velvet Revolver, Slash is back on track. As raucous and edgy as his music, Slash sets the record straight and tells the real story as only Slash can.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Did you ever dream of being a guitar god?

    If you did, then I’m sure that like me, you spent a large portion of your childhood (and adulthood) haphazardly playing along to Guns N’ Roses’ catalogue of hits. If, like me, you are also perilously uncool, you may even have stood in front of a blow ...(continue)

    If you did, then I’m sure that like me, you spent a large portion of your childhood (and adulthood) haphazardly playing along to Guns N’ Roses’ catalogue of hits. If, like me, you are also perilously uncool, you may even have stood in front of a blowing fan while striking an outlandish rock god pose. My childhood was hard.

    Even if you aren’t a huge fan of rock music, there is a good chance you will have heard of Slash. His top hat, long hair, and low slung Gibson guitar have become part of rock iconography. In Slash: The Autobiography, Saul Hudoson (as his mother would call him) recounts the events of his rollercoaster life; from the soaring highs of sell out stadium shows, to the brutal lows of heroin and alcohol addiction...

    ...Read the rest of this review on our blog.

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    the never-ending library UK said on Feb 19, 2013 | 2 feedbacks

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    Non provateci anche voi...

    Credevo di saper tutto, perchè in questi 24 anni ho letto tutto quello che c'era da leggere su questo "idolo", ma già dalla prima pagina di questo libro ho capito che c'era tanto che ancora non sapevo. Soprattutto gli avvenimenti degli ultimi anni. ...(continue)

    Credevo di saper tutto, perchè in questi 24 anni ho letto tutto quello che c'era da leggere su questo "idolo", ma già dalla prima pagina di questo libro ho capito che c'era tanto che ancora non sapevo. Soprattutto gli avvenimenti degli ultimi anni.
    Poi che sia tutto vero o romanzato per riempire i suoi vuoti di memoria, resta il fatto che l'ho trovato istruttivo e molto appassionante. Slash dice di non rinnegare nulla della follia di quegli anni, ma ci avverte: non provateci anche voi.

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    Reika.2 said on Jan 13, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Slash Italian Edition

    I read the 1st Italian Edition and I can say that this book is translated very bad. However, I am going to read the original book soon. I give 5 stars because I liked what Slash said in the book. The story is Ok but if you read below you will undrsta ...(continue)

    I read the 1st Italian Edition and I can say that this book is translated very bad. However, I am going to read the original book soon. I give 5 stars because I liked what Slash said in the book. The story is Ok but if you read below you will undrstand the problem with Italian edition. What you will read here is about original version.

    Italian 1st Hard Cover Edition:
    1 stars
    Shop ---> Italy ---> Bologna
    Random E.G to explain the problem: I come back home=Io tornare a casa. Right Italian would be Io Torno A Casa.
    All verbs are not conjugated. Possible to read but horrible to see compared at the price.

    USA Paperback Edition(The story is the same and beyond that problem I could read):
    5 stars
    Shop Online --->Amazon.com

    Probably I did some mistakes but I used English because I talk about both editions.

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    Sushi Vampire said on Oct 4, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    astenersi non appassionati

    Mal scritta, iperbolica, poco coerente.
    Ma chi se ne frega. Questa è una lettura da appassionati (non del genere, non della band, ma del personaggio), quindi si prende tutto per buono con l'indulgenza che il fan dimostra verso i propri eroi da poster ...(continue)

    Mal scritta, iperbolica, poco coerente.
    Ma chi se ne frega. Questa è una lettura da appassionati (non del genere, non della band, ma del personaggio), quindi si prende tutto per buono con l'indulgenza che il fan dimostra verso i propri eroi da poster.
    Anche prendendo per buono solo il 10% delle avventure narrate, ce n'è da riempire un dozzina delle nostre vite "standard"!
    E il sottotitolo vale da solo il prezzo del biglietto: "It seems excessive but that doesn't mean it didn't happen".

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    Damiano Battaglia said on Aug 12, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    A must read for all the fans of GNR. Great book by a great guitarist like Slash.

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    Giacomo83 said on Jan 12, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Le autobiografie rock sono un genere che fa sempre piacere leggere. Ci trovi mescolati un po’ di pettegolezzi, un po’ di notizie interessanti, degli incroci inaspettati con gente che non ti aspetteresti e via così. Questa dell’unico vero guitar hero ...(continue)

    Le autobiografie rock sono un genere che fa sempre piacere leggere. Ci trovi mescolati un po’ di pettegolezzi, un po’ di notizie interessanti, degli incroci inaspettati con gente che non ti aspetteresti e via così. Questa dell’unico vero guitar hero “di massa” degli ultimi venticinque anni non fa eccezione: il buon coautore ha fatto un bel lavoro nel mettere in bella forma i ricordi di Slash, dall’infanzia ai Velvet Revolver. Ovviamente la parte del leone la fanno gli anni con i Guns n’ Roses e la sua versione degli scazzi con Axl (i cui avvocati devono avere letto sillaba per sillabe le bozze, perché il tutto è molto con il freno a mano tiratissimo). Le parti più noiose, alla lunga, sono quelle relative alla droga, a quella volta che era sfatto di qua e quella in cui era sfatto di là. È interessante, però, che non ci sia mai una presa di distanza forte da quelle esperienze. Slash non pare rinnegare granché, se non i casini che la dipendenza gli ha procurato. Il che è abbastanza onesto, da parte sua. In generale, è la versione “down to earth” di tutte quelle ridicole biografie su “Guns n’ Fucking Roses” uscite negli anni novanta, che ridimensiona alcune leggende, senza però smentirne le basi. Bello, nel suo genere.

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    Buonipresagi said on Jul 8, 2010 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 480 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0007257775
  • ISBN-13: 9780007257775
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish date: 2008-05-06
  • Dimensions: 258 mm x 838 mm x 1,270 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Softcover , eBook
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