Author Mick Wall first met the band members of Guns N' Roses when they all lived together in the Hell House, their notorious LA home.
He became part of their inner circle, before famously being denounced by name by Axl Rose in the song 'Get in the Ring'.
But his new book, Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N' Roses, isn't about settling old scores.
Written with the clear head that 25 years later brings you, this is a celebration of Guns N' Roses the band, formed in LA in the mid 1980s, and Axl Rose, the frontman who really is that thing we so desperately want him to be: the last of the truly extraordinary, all-time great, no apologies, no explanations, no giving-a-shit rock stars. Wall is the best-selling king of rock bios, a TV and radio program maker, and is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed books, including definitive, bestselling titles on Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Doors and AC/DC.
Many millions of words have already been written about the band, both the old line-up, and the new line-up.
But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth, which according to the new book is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, hence the name, the Last of the Giants.
They are what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried and nearly always failed to be: dangerous.