first 50 GNR gigs with set lists RECKLESSROAD.COM
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#1 Jul 29, 2007
Reckless Road is the only authorized book documenting the beginning 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.
To accompany this rare and unprecedented photo and memorabilia archive, Reckless Road narrates Guns N' Roses' rise to stardom by the original band members and the people who were closest to them. Reckless Road provides exclusive never-before-heard interviews with:
Slash, former Guns N' Roses guitarist
Duff McKagan, former Guns N' Roses bassist
Steve Adler, the original Guns N' Roses drummer
Tom Zutaut, the A&R representative from Geffen who discovered and signed Guns N' Roses
Vicky Hamilton, their manager from the club days
Ron Schneider, Slash's former band mate and loyal GNR roadie from 1985 - 1988
Adriana "Rocket Queen" Smith, who speaks out here for the first time ever
Pamela Jackson, former stripper who joined GNR on-stage during their early shows
And many more.
Shoot Hip Press is proud to partner with enhancedbooks.com , a revolutionary online hub that bridges printed books with digital media, to bring Mr. Canter's rare and previously unheard and unseen audio and video archive to audiences worldwide. The experience of this paper-and-ink retrospective is transformed into a captivating digital time capsule by the enhancedbooks.com media delivery system. Experience the making of Guns N' Roses alongside Mr. Canter; witness rock history first-hand. Visit enhancedbooks.com to register your copy of Reckless Road and access exclusive behind-the-scenes material, much like DVD extras, including the complete video and audio gig archive, exclusive video interviews from the book, a complete digital copy of the book, author interviews, and much more.
About the author:
Marc Canter is an amateur photographer and the owner and general manager of the legendary rock-n-roll hangout, Canter's Deli, in Los Angeles, California. He has been friends with Slash for over 30 years, and had unlimited access to the formative years of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Guns N' Roses. An avid collector, Mr. Canter meticulously documented the rise of Guns N' Roses that culminated in the release of their groundbreaking album, Appetite for Destruction. Mr. Canter is proud and excited to share his memories with the public for the first time. Mr. Canter lives in Los Angeles, California.
"He's my best friend; one of the only good friends that is consistent... There isn't a better person to actually release any material having to do with the coming together and history of Guns N' Roses and where it went and what was going on behind the scenes."
- Slash, on Marc Canter
"When Guns N' Roses formed, Marc became like the sixth guy in the band. He was always around and had unlimited access to the band, especially in the early days... He believed in us from the beginning and had a much broader view of what the band was about than we had from the early stages. He documented the whole thing, tirelessly."
- Duff McKagan, on Marc Canter
#3 Jan 8, 2008
I have to get this book. I am reading the booK
" SLASH" now and its awesome.. I wish i was there
what a great %&^*@!$# band..
#4 Jan 8, 2008
Wre the girls are fat and they got big titties oh won't you please take me home
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