In Episode 4 we pick up the narrative thread of the origin of the Appetite lineup of Guns N’ Roses. In 1983, bass player Chris Weber, singer Bill Bailey and guitarist Izzy Stradlin formed the trio known as A.X.L. They later changed the name to Rose and then Hollywood Rose. Today we talk to Chris about forming the band and his legacy as it relates to Appetite for Destruction.
In this episode, you’ll:
• Hear the origin story of Rose and Hollywood Rose and how it set the revolving door in motion that ultimately led to the formation of Guns N’ Roses.
• Listen to the demos that Hollywood Rose cut in order to book clubs and was later packaged and released as The Roots of Guns N’ Roses by Cleopatra Records
• Discover how Chris felt about the end of Hollywood Rose and what it means to him to have been a part of this history.
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The Roots of Guns N’ Roses: https://www.amazon.com/Roots-Guns-N-Roses/dp/B004HZL8HS
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