THE FIRST 50 GIGS: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction is a video podcast that transports you to mid-1980 Hollywood for a serialized, play-by-play origin story of the rise of Guns N’ Roses and their time on the Sunset Strip.
Episode #1: Slash‘s Garage Bands Ft:Adam Greenberg
In this first episode, Marc and Adam Greenberg go back to Tidus Sloan and Roadcrew. Includes the first-ever audio recordings of Slash.
Episode #2: Welcome to the Jungle (Part 1), Ft. Laurie Jacobson
Author and historian Laurie Jacobson is our guest for Part 1 and takes us from the early 1900s to 1965.
Episode #3: Welcome to the Jungle (Part 2) Ft. Domenic Priore
Domenic Priore provides an exhaustive account of the decades leading up to the Metal scene in the 1980s after the electrification of rock n’ roll revitalized the clubs and established Hollywood as the new center of rock n’ roll, shifting the cultural gravity from New York to Los Angeles.
Episode #4: Chris Weber Discusses A.X.L, Rose and Hollywood Rose
Chris Weber discusses the timeline from 1983 to mid-1984 and chronicles the bands A.X.L, Rose and Hollywood Rose
Episode #5: Bassist Steve Darrow talks about his time in the New Hollywood Rose
Steve Darrow would be the only member of the original New Hollywood Rose not to reunite as the Appetite lineup of Guns N’ Roses.
Episode #6: First 50 Gigs Mid-Season Recap
We got The First 50 Gigs team together to recap the first five episodes of the First 50 Gigs and the Appetite lineup origin story. In this episode, Marc Canter, Jason Porath, and host Mina McNair fill in the gaps as we spin our way through the incestuous revolving doors of bands and musicians that ultimately led to Guns N' Roses. From Slash's garage bands Tidus Sloan and Roadcrew to Rose and the New Hollywood Rose, we talk about what we learned from our guests, take you behind the scenes of our production, share new stories and preview what's to come for the rest of Season One.
In this episode, you'll:
Learn about Slash's audition for KISS.
Understand why the New Hollywood Rose was only one step away from the Appetite lineup of Guns N' Roses.
Hear about what's coming up for the rest of Season One.
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