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Guns N' Roses: The Band That Time Forgot: The Complete Unauthorised Biography

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Both new and old incarnations of the explosive rock band Guns N' Roses are discussed in this compelling biography. Featuring exclusive interviews with key players on their personal and musical histories and supplemental color photographs, this is a comprehensive look at where the band started, the reasons behind their infamous split in 1994, and what the original members a ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 28th 2005 by Chrome Dreams (first published May 1st 2004)
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Rachael Seow
Jan 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Guns N' Roses was named "The most dangerous band in the world". They were Axl Rose, Slash, Duff, Izzy, and Steven, 5 bad boys from Hollywood. Axl and Izzy were high school buddies in Indiana, whereas Slash and Steven played bike and skateboard together. 

They used to play small gigs in many clubs in LA: Troubadour, Whisky A Go-Go, Roxy, and the likes, they became crowds' favorite. 
Paul Stanley of Kiss was interested to produce their album, but the guys declined. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue was offe
Warren Truitt
Dec 21, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Urgh. Don't even bother. Poorly written, weirdly arranged, and full of spelling errors. Even the photos are crappy.
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Was quite informative but would not be in a rush to read again
Емил Антонов
Feb 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Като се има предвид, че "Групата забравена от времето" трябваше да е историята на една от най-влиятелните банди в рок музиката - Guns N' Roses, съм изключително разочарован. Авторът Пол Стенинг изглежда е просто изключителен фен на Аксел Роуз. Писател като кон с капаци, който отказва да разгледа каквито и да е други гледни точки освен тази на Аксел. Големи периоди от историята на групата изобщо не са засегнати, както и приносът на членове като Изи Страдлин, Стивън Адлър и др. Вместо това Аксел е ...more
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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So, published in 2004 (that is, when Axl rose was still working on the 'Chinese Democracy' album) this is supposed to be a biography of the Guns... Well, it failed! In fact, what we've got here is more a biography of the band through Axl Rose only than a proper band history! Now, sure, the approach might make sense since Axl is the only original member left! But, if you dislike the guy it's going to be a problem...

Of course, all the major steps of the Guns N' Roses' career are here (from their
Jul 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
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A good history of G'N'R's rise, but very Axl-focused, and totally glosses over the "break up" of Guns. The author has the annoying habit of jumping around chronologically, so I kept waiting for a chapter about Slash's departure and it never came, it just jumps from the end of the Use Your Illusion tour in 92/93 to "where are they now" with surprisingly little information or even conjecture about what actually happened (which was the whole reason I wanted to read this book).
Кремена Михайлова
Axl - intense energy!
Couldn't you manage to leave that pain in the past? Anyway, anger makes you sexy... but lonely...

She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Don Woodman
Aug 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
so poorly written as to be unreadable
Antonis Moras
Jun 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
First 100 pages were amusing, after than that the book was crap. Everything was too poor. Even if u neglect the fact that the title should be "kissing Axl's ass"
Timo Ulkoniemi
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
An interesting biography but far from perfect.
Nov 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
Lame. I could read this on wikipedia. That said, love the cover picture!
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Having the love i have for Guns N' Roses, i enjoyed every moment spent with this book in my hands. Every fan needs to read it.
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