The book is called Reckless Road Guns N' Roses and The Making of Appetite For Destruction. it's 348 pages and it's signed by me the author Marc Canter. I can sign it to any name you want or just signed on the title page. It retails for 39.95 so you save a few dollars.
This is the special limited edition Axl cover there were only 1,000 of these made. The regular cover is 26.95 and you can check my other listings for it.
Slash said about Reckless Road "It's the best Rock N' Roll book I've ever seen. I am amazed that Marc turned these casual, candid photos into this book. I'm really impressed" .“Marc’s my best friend; and one of the only good friends that is consistent in my life. There isn’t a better person to actually release any material having to do with the coming together and history of Guns N’ Roses, Where it went and what was going on behind the scenes.”
“When Guns N’ Roses formed, Marc became like the sixth guy in the band. He believed in us from the beginning and had a much broader view of what the band was about than even we had. He documented the whole thing tirelessly.”
“Marc Canter – without you?”
From “Appetite For Destruction” credits.
The book covers the first 50 gigs that GNR did from the Sunset Strip 1984-87 with 1,000 photos and interviews the band & 20 people that were there.
Product Description for the book Reckless Road. When teenager and amateur photographer Marc Canter set out to document his best friend Saul Hudson's rise as a rock guitarist in 1982, he never imagined he was documenting the genesis of of the next great rock 'n' roll band. His friend became the legendary guitarist Slash, and Canter found himself witnessing the creation of Guns N' Roses front and center. The candid shots contained in Reckless Road, taken as the band toured in 1985-1987 and made the legendary album Appetite for Destruction, capture their raw, blood-sweat-and-tears performances as well as their intimate moments. Containing original gig memorabilia including show flyers, ticket stubs, set lists, press clippings, and handwritten lyrics as well as in-depth interviews with band members and the people closest to them, Reckless Road offers an explicit, first-person perspective readers won't find anywhere else.
About the Author (Thats me)
Marc Canter is an amateur photographer and the owner and general manager of the legendary rock 'n' roll hangout, Canter's Deli, in Los Angeles, California. He has been friends with Slash for over 30 years, and had unlimited access to the formative years of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Guns N' Roses. An avid collector, Canter is proud and excited to share his memories with the public for the first time. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jason Porath (co-author) is an author, film director and editor. He worked for several years in New York and London as a development writer for broadcast documentary films, has directed a variety of short films for corporate and non-profit clients and has produced projects for several new media ventures. His client list includes: The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, National Geographic Television, BBC, Ford, Volunteers of America and the Special Olympics. He is the author of Mugshots: A Celebration of the Journey from Ruin to Redemption, published in 2007.
Additional photographs by Jack Lue Jack Lue was an official photographer for Guns N’ Roses from 1985-86, where he helped document the beginning of what some consider to be the best rock band of all time. He took photos from their first 50 gigs and shot the band’s earliest group photos. Jack’s photos appear on various albums including the back cover of Live Like A Suicide (their first EP), Appetite for Destruction and Live Era ’87-’93. Jack is well known for his rock photography in Los Angeles from 1980-87. His early photos of Motley Crue appear in the book The Dirt. Jack’s photos have been on VH1, rock n’ roll posters and magazines from around the world (including Rolling Stone and Playboy). He also has photos appearing in the movie documentary on Randy Rhodes. Jack has over two hundred photos in the book Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction
I grew up with Slash and started documenting him
in 1982. I'm a family member
of one of the most famous delis in the world, Canter’s Deli. Canter’s has been
a landmark in Los Angeles since 1931 with lots of Rock’ Roll history. I took
photos from the first gigs and was an official photographer for Guns N’ Roses
in 1985/1986 where I documented their first fifty gigs. I helped support
the band with fliers, ads, demos, equipment, food and friendship. My photos
appear in the album artwork of “Appetite for Destruction” and Guns N’ Roses
“Live Era 87-93”, I also have many photos in Slash’s book and Steven's book. and I put out my own
book in 2007 “Reckless Road” Guns N’ Roses and The Making of Appetite For
Destruction. Independent Publisher Award winner for “pop Culture book 2008”.
More info about this book. The photos were taken by me and Jack Lue. Jacks photos are also in Appetite For Destruction and Lies. The book has Interviews with over 20 people including band members, roadies strippers, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler girlfriends, Tom Zutaut the A&R guy that signed the band,Mike Clink the guy who produced the record, Steve Thompson & Mike Barbiero the guys that mixed the record, and close friends of the band. The book is well designed and is a must for any GNR fan. This book covers 10 of the 12 songs off Appetite For Destruction the first time they were played! The photos you see above are from the first gig, the gig from the first time they played Welcome To The Jungle , Rocket Queen , Paradise City , Nightrain , My Michelle , Out Ta Get Me , You're Crazy , Sweet Child O' Mine , Mr Brownstone , It's So Easy and Perfect Crime. These are rare never before seen photos.
Shipping is $3.99 priority mail in the USA and $19.95 worldwide priority mail. if you are buying up to 6 books I can ship them in the USA for a total of $11.00 and out of the USA I can ship up to 6 books for $59.95 I will send you a invoice for the total amount.
Check out my other items, there are many other custom limited edition 1/100 signed with hand printed info about the gig Guns N' Roses photos up for sale