New Book Chronicles The Early Years Of Guns N’Roses


February 8, 2008

Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction is the only authorized Guns N’ Roses book, documenting the beginning of an era and the creation of the seminal groundbreaking album, Appetite for Destruction. Timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of this multi-platinum album, Reckless Road offers access to hundreds of previously unreleased images and stories about the early days of Guns N’ Roses.

When teenager and amateur photographer Marc Canter set out to document his best friend Saul Hudson’s rise as a rock guitarist in 1983, he never imagined that he was actually documenting the genesis of the next great rock and roll band of the era. His friend became the legendary guitarist Slash and Mr. Canter found himself front and center, witnessing the creation of Guns N’ Roses.

Mr. Canter photographed every gig the band played on the Sunset Strip, from their first show together on June 6, 1985, to their first international tour as a newly signed act for Geffen Records. Luckily for the fans, Mr. Canter also had the foresight to audio and videotape every performance, leaving a well-documented legacy few bands can boast. Original gig memorabilia including show flyers, ticket stubs, set lists, press clippings, and hand-written song lyrics round out this unique collection.

Reckless Road is “the best rock n’ roll book I have ever seen.” -Slash

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