I love this fantastic Forbes article featuring BenBella author Craig Duswalt, who wrote Welcome to My Jungle, an inside look at the band Guns N’ Roses during their Use Your Illusion tour.
Another myth that Duswalt confronts in his book is that Guns N’ Roses partied all the time. “Don’t get me wrong, they partied,” he says. “But, before a show, Axl would warm up for an hour in the shower doing vocal exercises. He would get a massage, he would get adjusted by a chiropractor. He would tape up his ankles because he ran around so much. He prepared for two-and-a-half to three hours before a show. And then after each show he would go back into the shower and warm down his voice for a half hour.” Not surprisingly, a recent study revealed that Axl Rose has the widest vocal range of any popular music singer, wider even than Adele or Mariah Carey.
We’re so thrilled to have published Craig’s entertaining, behind-the-scenes memoir!