Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Slash biography due in October

A new Slash biography is on the way.

"Slash: An Intimate Portrait", a new 144-page hardcover book by Richard Bienstock, with photography by Robert Knight, is due to be published in October.

Guns N’ Roses' 1987 debut, "Appetite For Destruction", is eighteen times platinum, has sold over twenty-eight million copies, and launched the career of modern guitar hero Slash.

Over the past twenty-five years, Slash's cool stage presence, gloriously unkempt hair, iconic top hat, and soulful guitar virtuosity has been the epitome of contemporary hard rock.

"Slash: An Intimate Portrait" takes fans beyond the glitz and mystique, to reveal the warmth, charm, and humility of one of popular music's most revered rockers.

In addition to his cherished work with GN'R, Slash's journey spans working with Michael Jackson, Fergie, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, the supergroup Velvet Revolver, and releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums.

Robert Knight's photographs trace significant milestones over twenty years in Slash's career, showing him onstage, in the studio, and at home. Knight's talent for capturing the true essence of his subject is on full display: candid, dramatic, and often funny. These photos take us beyond the big hair, the big hat, and the huge guitar riffs to underscore the larger-than-life personality and genuine enthusiasm that have made Slash one of rock's most recognizable figures for more than three decades. With over one hundred never-before-published color and black-and-white photos, and warmly candid insights from Slash himself, this fascinating book frames a real and complete perspective of today's most iconic guitarist.

"Slash: An Intimate Portrait" features an entertaining and insightful foreword by close friend and legend in his own right, The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, and a witty and thoughtful preface from Aerosmith's Joe Perry.

"Slash: An Intimate Portrait" will be released just in time to visually complement an upcoming special edition of Slash's highly regarded sophomore solo record, "Apocalyptic Love".

Slash is currently playing shows in Australia, and will launch a fall tour of North America on September 4 in San Diego.

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