Whether it's hanging around with Marillion's Fish in Berlin, seeing Whitesnake fail to ignite 1985's Rock in Rio, talking through old times with Jimmy Page in his Berkshire pile or following Ozzy Osbourne to Moscow, there isn't a rock luminary that Wall hasn't cross-examined or kept the flame burning with at some point over the last thirty years. Here, amongst several pieces, he catches Lars Ullrich just on the cusp of world domination; has dinner with Ritchie Blackmore on the eve of a Deep Purple comeback; and is up all night in LA with W. Axl Rose. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION gathers together Wall's journalism for Kerrang!, for whom he was the star writer in their eighties heyday. It also features brand-new introductions to all the pieces, written with maybe less hair but also the benefit of twenty years' hindsight.A sleepless hand reaches out and grabs the receiver, lifting it tight to a sleeping head. ... On the other end of the wire is Bruce Payne, manager of Deep Purple. ... I need instructions, I need orders and I am a good boy and so I wait and nothing do I hear, no more do I know until this very phone call. ... sized boot up my ass?
|Title||:||Appetite for Destruction|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-03-11|