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I just got done with "Slash" so I decided to compare this autobiography to this novel please dont find it biased.
on December 1, 2017
Before we begin this review, the day before I started this book I saw the 2015 documentary "Soaked in Bleach" as to the Courtney Love conspiracy involving Kurt Cobain. The first 20 pages of this book recollects an incident where Duff was on the same plane inbound to Seattle-Tacoma INTL. with Kurt and how he recalls that Kurt had indeed been depressed and ended treatment at the European rehab facility. I wish to thank Duff for closing this certain conspiracy theory, as Eric Bischoff says "Conspiracy Creates Cash" and that is a book I plan to read as well.
Now let us begin....
As I just wrapped up "Slash" I want to hear Duff McKagan (which I dont think i'm pronouncing right) and Steven Adler's sides of the GNR story so I decided to compare and contrast. Along with "Slash" this book jumps around from his adolescence to his adult years in the 1980's actually more than "Slash" does. This book reads with frequent chapters divided into parts. Which Actually makes for an easier read (I.E Jack Reacher Novel's). Compared to "Slash", this book does not follow the chronological order that "Slash" does, and in a sense that is the only turn off that I could find in this book.
The elements that are consistent in the Guns and Roses saga (for the record Izzy Stradlin and Axl rose are the only ones that did not have an autobiography published). Are that Prince of all people was the primary motivator of this band or at least that is the way I read it. Heroin was the ultimate vice of the band and that america's opioid crisis has been a +50 years problem. Last but not least, Axl Rose my opinion continually flip flops with him I dont know if he is the hero or villain. One thing is for sure, I'm starting not to feel bad that he completely remodeled guns and roses.
I will read Steven Adler's book for my final opinion on guns n' roses, I still have more of an investigation to attend to. As far as Duff's side of the story along with slash. Their stories do concur with each other for the most part. This book is not as exciting as "Slash" novel. There were some funny elements but "Slash" takes it home.