Whitney Pastorek
October 26, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Slash

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Anthony Bozza, Slash
publisher
HarperEntertainment
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Slash chronicles the rise and fall (and rise, and fall, and — look, he did a lot of heroin, okay?) of the Guns N’ Roses guitarist.

Surprise Revelation Axl Rose? Billy Joel fan! (On meeting a ”very, very drunk” Joel, Slash says: ”I had no idea that he was such a f—up, and I loved it.”)

Lowdown Too much time is spent reliving the days of getting high and crashing through plate-glass windows, but Slash is wonderfully frank about the factors (Axl, heroin) that led to Guns’ implosion. B

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