We pick things up only 48 hours after the newly formed Appetite lineup finishes their first gig together at The Troubadour on June 6, 1985. The band quickly packs up their gear and heads north on the I-5 corridor toward Seattle for a Northwest tour that Duff originally coined, “The Shakeout Tour,” but quickly becomes known as “The Hell Tour” instead.
Danny Biral is our guest on this episode; a friend and roadie for the band and the captain of their ship who commandeered a green Pontiac Catalina station wagon and a stolen gas card for this excursion to the Northwest.
In this episode you’ll:
Hear from GNR friend, roadie, and Hell Tour driver, Danny Biral, about his relationship with the band and how he became the driver for Hell Tour.
Learn about how quickly mishap turns to madness on the I-5 corridor.
Listen to Hell Tour stories directly from Slash and Duff such as hitching a ride with a speed freak truck driver.
Find out how Hell Tour strengthened and solidified the Appetite lineup but didn’t insulate them from interpersonal problems once they returned to the Strip.
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