Black Market Publishing has formally announced plans for the first-ever biography of legendary GUNS N' ROSES rhythm guitar player and lead songwriter Izzy Stradlin. Set to be released in the spring of 2004, this biography promises to deliver for fans the full story on one of hard rock's most intriguing and elusive icons, chronicling Izzy's rise with hard rock's most notorious frontman W. Axl Rose from Lafayette, Indiana to the streets of Hollywood in the early 1980s, where the two rose through the Sunset Strip underground via HOLLYWOOD ROSE toward stardom in what would become the biggest rock band in the world at their peak, GUNS N' ROSES. As Axl Rose's companion and principle songwriting partner for the better half of two decades, Izzy Stradlin carved out his niche as one of the most respected rhythm guitar players in hard rock history, writing many of GUNS N' ROSES most famous anthems along the way, becoming a multi-millionaire in the process, and then, disappearing at the peak of GUNS N' ROSES' popularity. Authored by Jake Brown (prior published credits include books on Death Row Records' Marion Suge Knight, MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx, R&B star R. Kelly, and late rapper the Notorious B.I.G. — currently being written for release in fall, 2003), the biography will feature exclusive interviews with many current and former GN'R insiders, as well as members of Izzy's solo band, THE JU JU HOUNDS, and other relevant sources.
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