“Last Of The Giants” by Mick Wall
The Detroit Cast spoke with Mick Wall about “Last Of The Giants: The True Story Of Guns N’ Roses,” the most complete and accurate portrait on the band ever published. Yes it is THAT good and that well researched! Guns N’ Roses is what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried to be: dangerous. They exploded on the 1980s glam metal scene and boldly redefined rock ‘n’ roll for a new era. Author Wall met GNR when the band’s members lived together at the infamous “Hell House” in Los Angeles and became a part of their inner circle. Thanks to Wall’s longtime friendship and connection with the band, he conducted exclusive interviews with all original members and, for the first time, their original managers, who were down in the trenches with the band from 1986 to 2004. They share all-new revelations about the band’s rock star debauchery in the studio, on tour, and behind the scenes. Wall takes you on a journey where you can not only live vicariously through the band’s sordid exploits, but you also gain invaluable insight into what made GNR an absolute rarity. This book is a celebration of a giant of a band – the last of the extraordinary, excessive, not-giving-a-shit rock stars. Thorough research and eloquent writing, coupled with the fact that Wall is writing about one of the most incendiary rock bands of the past thirty years, makes for an absolutely enthralling read from beginning to end.