No secret is too dark.
No revelation too sick. But you must have the appetite for it.
After forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a debilitating stroke, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, is ready to share the shattering untold truth in My Appetite for Destruction.
When Adler was eleven years old he told his two closest friends he was going to be a rock star in the world's greatest band. Along with four uniquely talented--but very complicated and demanding--musicians, Adler helped form Guns N' Roses. They rose from the streets--primal rockers who obliterated glam rock and its big hair to resurrect rock's truer blues roots.
They were relentless rock stars, onstage and off, taking "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll" to obscene levels of reckless abandon. By the late 1980s, GNR was the biggest rock band in the world, demanding headlines, awards, and sold-out shows, with one of the greatest rock albums of all time: Appetite for Destruction. But there was a price to pay. For Adler, it was his health and his sanity, culminating in a brutal banishment by his once-beloved musical brothers. Adler digs deep, revealing the last secrets, not only his own but GNR's as well: Slash's betrayal, Axl's unpredictable temper, and Duff's revenge. He bares it all with this shocking fuck-the-fates expose that charts his meteoric rise and devastating collapse.
Adler was humiliated and disgraced when Axl Rose kicked him out of GNR in front of an MTV audience of millions. Adler plunged into the dark side, spending most of the next twenty years in a drug-fueled hell. But he finally beat his epic addiction to crack and heroin under the care of Dr. Drew Pinsky.
With Adler's newfound clarity comes a fierce determination to tell it all. Revelatory, heartbreaking, hilarious, and ultimately inspirational, you will never read anything more jaw-droppingly honest than My Appetite for Destruction.
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1 . Sex, drugs and rock & roll
Posted January 02, 2011 by GT , CanadaWhile I was never a huge GNR fan, I did like some of their songs and I'm always a sucker for celebrity biographies. I have also seen Steven on the Celebrity Rehab show and have always wondered what led to him getting to this low point in his life. His book takes you from when he was a small child to now and I found it very interesting. It's littered with sex, drugs and rock and roll and also gives you a glimpse into some of the other band member's lives (I would love it if Axl Rose came out with his own book!!) and I couldn't put it down. I felt sorry for Steven because he had it all and threw it away, which was maybe a good thing because if he would have stayed with the band maybe he would have been dead by now?
July 26, 2010
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