Thursday, July 19, 2012

Appetite for Destruction 25th Anniversary Contest Winner Announced

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Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction


And the winner is ...

It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since Appetite for Destruction was released. When Guns N' Roses bust onto the scene in 1987, the musical landscape was changed forever. Finally, a band that seemed "real."

Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction spoke to kids in 1987 with it's raw honesty, and as a result, it shot straight up the charts. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide since it's release, "Appetite" contains the hit songs that still strike a chord with generations of rock fans today.

To celebrate this monumental anniversary, we're giving away a copy of Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction.

Reckless Road is not only the best book written about Guns N' Roses, it is one of the best rock books ever. Author Marc Canter had unlimited access to the band during their genesis, and the photos and information contained in this book are priceless.

''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, Author of Reckless Road

When teenager and amateur photographer Marc Canter set out to document his best friend Saul Hudson's rise as a rock guitarist in 1982, he never imagined he was documenting the genesis of of the next great rock 'n' roll band. His friend became the legendary guitarist Slash, and Canter found himself witnessing the creation of Guns N' Roses front and center. The candid shots contained in Reckless Road, taken as the band toured in 1985-1987 and made the legendary album Appetite for Destruction, capture their raw, blood-sweat-and-tears performances as well as their intimate moments. Containing original gig memorabilia including show flyers, ticket stubs, set lists, press clippings, and handwritten lyrics as well as in-depth interviews with band members and the people closest to them, Reckless Road offers an explicit, first-person perspective readers won't find anywhere else.

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