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W. A. R.: The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose
     

W. A. R.: The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose

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by Mick Wall
 

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A controversial—is he a genius or a madman—and revealing biography of Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose by the foremost rock writer in the UK, who spent years travelling with and decoding Axl and the band since the late '80s.

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A controversial—is he a genius or a madman—and revealing biography of Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose by the foremost rock writer in the UK, who spent years travelling with and decoding Axl and the band since the late '80s.

Editorial Reviews

If you're beginning to suspect that all too many celebrity biographies resemble one another, it's time to sample the fierce satanic outbursts of William Axl Rose. Wal Mick's unauthorized biography displays the controversial lead singer of Guns N' Roses in full brilliance and fury. Mick proves convincingly that Rose was raising hell years before he became famous shouting expletives as a heavy metal rock star. Aficionados of rock gossip will relish W.A.R.'s impressive roundup of Axl's almost innumerable feuds, including his nuclear fallouts with every other original member of his band.
From the Publisher
“You don't have to be a Guns N' Roses fanatic to dig this energetic, comprehensive, few-holds-barred portrait of modern metal's most charismatic figure.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312377670
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Mick Wall has been a rock journalist since 1977 and currently writes for Mojo and a variety of other publications. He traveled extensively with Guns N' Roses in the last 1980s and early 1990s, first earning Axl Rose's trust and later his fury. He lives in England.

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W. A. R.: The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!!!Anyone who is a true GNR fan would know not to buy this. Axl says in the song "Get in the Ring" that Mick Wall from kerrang magazine puts out lies... dont waste your time or money!!!
DebDD More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was well written and brought people up to date on Guns and Roses reclusive front man. I thought the writer knew his subject well as well as the band's various members. I thought anyone reading this book would get to know the subject of the book very well even if they weren't a fan of Guns and Roses.
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emmi331 More than 1 year ago
This highly entertaining bio of Guns N' Roses' snarly-voiced front man and driving force Axl Rose isn't written in the finest style - in fact, some of the sentence construction would make an English teacher cringe. And I sensed that much of the material was recycled from old articles and interviews. But who cares? Beyond the constant public controversy over his lifestyle and unpredictable behavior, I wasn't really familiar with Axl Rose anyway. So following the metamorphosis of the lean, mean young rock machine into a sturdier, middle-aged, but still contentious music icon made for riveting reading. I recommend it whether or not you like rock'n'roll.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good dude this was really cool in my oppinion i like nikki's and slash's books more but ya those are impossible to beat so ya very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think you should be apreshate what you got and dont be sealfish. Whatvid you only got a book that you dont like to keep you intertaned you would have to read that book you gust sit there and do nothing. Other people would be happy to have a book to read. None like other people wont apreshate anything. :( :( :( sad