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 9/100  Guns N' Roses 1st gig with the Appetite For Destruction line up at the Troubadour June 6, 1985

This was the first gig they did when Slash and Steven joined the band.

 Slash was still playing his B.C. Rich Warlock. This was where it all started. This was the gig that changed history. 

Also Axl used to love this shot

Axl: I want to take a moment to introduce the members of Guns N' Roses: on guitar here, Mr Izzy Stradlin; on bass guitar, Mr. Duff Rose; on the drums, Mr. Steven Adler; and on lead guitar, Slash This is Guns N' Roses ladies and gentlemen

This 11x14 photo is very high end, custom printed by a lab that charges $36.00 just for the photo. Gallery archival digital photo with hand printed text at the bottom by Marc Canter and signed. It's matted and framed in a 16x20 wood frame. These sell for up to $600.00 each in the rock galleries with out the custom framing. The framing with UV acrylic is about $150.00 at any frame store.  This one comes with the custom framing for free. email me any questions   

Total size with frame is 16x20. This is something you hang up in you living room. This is fine art and is something special. Every time you walk by it and look at it you will know it. This photo is limited edition and is numbered 9/100

I also have this photo in a 16x20 email me for pricing

Gallery Archival custom Digital photo with 
hand printed information from the gig and 
Signed. Quality  wood frame and museum grade acrylic with UV filtering and acid free materials. Certificate Of Authenticity letter included in photo #3.


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Below is some info about me. Also in the photos you can see my book Reckless Road a book about Guns N Roses first 50 gigs in Los Angeles with  Axl Rose, Slash ,Duff Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler. In the book you will see the gigs where they debuted 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. I was there when all these songs were all played live for the first time. You will also see where Slash used a Les Paul for the first time. Also has rare gig of LA. Guns with Axl and Hollywood Rose. 

  I also sell signed copies of the book for 26.95. Check out my other items there are many other custom photos up for sale

Marc Canter grew up with Slash and started documenting him in 1982.  Marc is 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. Marc took photos from the first gigs and was an official photographer for Guns N’ Roses in 1985/1986 where he documented their first fifty gigs. Marc helped support the band with fliers, ads, demos, equipment, food and friendship. Marc’s photos appear in the album artwork of “Appetite for Destruction” and Guns N’ Roses “Live Era 87-93”, Marc has many photos in Slash’s book and Marc put out his 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”. Marc’s photos have also been on MTV,VH1, and in many Magazines around the world including Rolling Stone.


“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 Gun’s N’ Roses, Where it went and what was going on behind the scenes.”



“When Gun’s 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 the “Appetite for Destruction” credits


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. 


Slash "Reckless Road is the best rock n' roll book I have ever seen". "I am amazed that Marc turned these casual, candid photos into this book. I'm really impressed" Slash 


More info about the Reckless Road. The book covers the first 50 gigs that Guns N Roses did. with 1000 plus unseen photos. Interviews with over 20 people including band members, roadies strippers, 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 has a code inside that becomes alive when you see it online like dvd/cd extras. there are online audio extras from the shows and video interviews. 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!





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