Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Reckless Road Vook for the iPad/iPhone and Browser - RELEASED!

We've just taken Reckless Road into the future with our partners at Vook.

Today, the Reckless Road Vook was released. It is a killer iPad app, and the iPhone version is on it's way. You can also access the browser-based Vook! It's got nearly 40 minutes of never before seen video footage, hundreds of images and all the stories of you would expect from the early days of GNR.

Slash said it was "awesome" and the NYTimes called it "the Future of Publishing." The fans are devouring it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last Chance for Reckless Road Custom Covers

We created only a hundred of these custom covers and they are almost sold out. We wanted you to know that we will not be reprinting these and are one of a kind collectables. Something you would want signed by one of the band members in the future.
They are only $10 more than the normal cover.

Check out the book if you haven't already and you'll see why Slash called it the "best rock n' roll book I've ever seen!"

We are also gearing up for a slate of new announcements and offers, so check back soon!

Reckless Road Team

Monday, September 29, 2008


As announced on Rockline tonight, Real Deal Media, Gibson USA and Epiphone are offering one grand prize winner the chance to win two Slash signed guitars: the SLASH GIBSON USA LES PAUL GOLDTOP and SLASH EPIPHONE LES PAUL GOLDTOP. Both guitars are available in stores worldwide on October 7th.

We launch this Friday at 9am, so check back on our site, recklessroad.com to enter.  There will be runner prizes as well!

AND, we're giving away the first 80 pages of Reckless Road as an e-book download.  With over 900 images, 30 interviews and tons of memorabilia, we think you'll appreciate the access Marc Canter has made available for all GNR fans.  It's the perfect way to get a taste for what you'll find in the award-winning book!  Look for special discounts on all merchandise at our store.

For further information on the Slash Gibson USA and Epiphone Les Paul Goldtops, visit gibson.com and epiphone.com

We'll post the Rockline interview with Bob Coburn as soon as it's available.

Check back soon and don't forget to register for the sweepstakes starting Friday morning.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Slash and Marc Canter on "ROCKLINE - This Monday!

Alright...we're getting ready for a great show on Rockline radio.  This Monday, Slash and Marc Canter will be live on the air talking about Reckless Road and announcing something special for all fans.  We think it's going to be huge.

Here is the listing from Rockline.  Be sure to tune in and call!

Slash with author Mark Canter

To speak with Slash and Marc Canter you must call Monday night between 8:30pm PT to 10:00pm PT, or 11:00pm to 1:00am ET. You can listen to the broadcast on both nights by following the simple "Listen Live" instructions on this website. The show will be streamed here after the Wednesday night broadcast concludes. PLEASE CALL ON MONDAY ONLY!!!

Not only is it a world that the vast majority of us don’t live in, it’s a world few of us can even imagine. The life of a rockstar. Anyone can conjure up images of sex and drugs and Rock and Roll, but the extent to which some take it is beyond the average person’s wildest dreams. Mix thousands of screaming, adoring fans with the inevitable huge sums of money that come with true superstar status with copious amounts of drugs and alcohol and a lot of boring downtime on the road and the results are as predictable as the sun rising in the east. Entertainers, especially rockers, surely must be the reason that rehab centers became the huge industry it is today. You might think you know what the truly bacchanalian, decadent, hedonistic lifestyle some lead might be like, but until you read the books each of our guests on the next ROCKLINE have written you really don’t have a clue. As it states on the cover of the book “Slash”, co-written by the guitar hero along with Anthony Bozza, “It seems EXCESSIVE…but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen”. Oh, it happened all right. Long before Guns N Roses blew up and became one of the best and most famous bands in Rock history, Marc Canter befriended the band, and Slash in particular, and he had the smarts and the wherewithal to begin documenting the whole unbelievable, incredible journey. Marc, along with Jason Porath, has written and released “Reckless Road: Guns N Roses and the Making of Appetite For Destruction”. “Appetite…” has to be one of the most apropos album titles in the annals of music. Because along with the debauchery came destruction in all manner and forms, much of which was of a personal nature. It’s nothing short of miraculous that one or more members of GNR didn’t join that great rock band in the sky. Don’t believe for a minute that the five guys who created that album weren’t knockin’ on heaven’s door, most of them more than a few times too.

There is plenty of information regarding the books and more at SlashOnLine.com and RecklessRoad.com But there are two better ways to get more information, buy the books and read them, or plan to join us for the show, either as a listener, or take the plunge and be interactive by calling and asking Slash and/or Marc a question or two. Our number is, and always has been, 1-800-344 ROCK (7625).

Coming up in the world of Rock in the Los Angeles area meant playing a lot of gigs on the famed Sunset Strip, finishing late and heading to a nearby restaurant to grab a bite to eat. For decades the famed Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue, four major streets south of the strip, has been a top choice for many if not most. For Marc, it’s the family business and as a young man he was exposed to all kinds of bands and musicians (he’s now the owner and general manager). Canter’s is open late and is considered to be one of the finest delis in the world, and yes, that includes New York City. It’s worth stopping by for the potato pancakes alone. Bring on the applesauce! Marc and Slash became good friends and Canter had the foresight to start shooting pictures and recording gigs. For his book, he decided to focus on their early shows beginning with their first one on June 6, 1985 and continuing to and through GNR getting signed by Geffen records. One of the coolest aspects of the book is its interactive nature. One can register their copy of the book to access a treasure trove of material, including archived video and audio clips, video interviews from the book and a whole lot more innovative and cool features. Slash’s book is truly tell all, nothing is left out from the women to the drugs to county jail and of course, the music and what great music they made. Speaking of which, we will have plenty of great songs to choose from. Musically alone, this is gonna be a killer show, count on it.

Join us for guitar legend Slash and his best friend Marc Canter on Rock’s original and longest running interactive radio show, ROCKLINE! We’ll be expecting your call on Monday September 29 between 8:30pm PT to 10:00pm PT, or 11:30pm ET to 1:00am ET. You must call on Monday!!! The show will be streamed at RocklineRadio.com at the conclusion of the Wednesday broadcast on our Classic Rock radio station

Friday, September 12, 2008

Video of Reckless Road Book Signing and Launch Party

Check out this video we made of the Guitar Center - Reckless Road launch party event. As you can tell, everybody had a blast. Slash, Steven Adler, Adriana "Rocket Queen" Smith, Tom Zutaut, Mike Clink and of course, the author himself, Marc Canter were all there:

Guitar Center and Steven Adler have also posted lots of awesome photos on their sites.

Thanks again to everybody who helped make this night happen, especially the fans who waited for hours in the insane heat just to get in. We couldn't have done it without you.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Photos from the Reckless Road/Sessions Event!

The Guitar Center event and Reckless Road party at the Northridge store

The Reckless Road team, Jason Porath and Linnea Johnsson

Slash onstage during Sessions event

Slash played his favorite guitar solos

Marc Canter joined Slash onstage to talk about Reckless Road

The book signing - almost 450 books in 2 hours!

Slash and Steven Adler signing books

Slash and Marc Canter signing books

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Historic Night for Reckless Road at Guitar Center

This is the first in a series of posts about the Slash Sessions Event and Reckless Road launch party at Guitar Center.

Real Deal Media, Gibson and Guitar Center combined forces to produce a Sessions event in Northridge, CA with Slash that was off the hook. In addition to the Q&A and performance, Gibson and Epiphone unveiled their Slash Les Paul Goldtop series and Real Deal Media kicked off the Reckless Road launch party.

Slash and Artistdirect editor Rick Florino spoke for about an hour about a range of subjects including Slash's techniques, future plans for Velvet Revolver and, of course, Reckless Road. Marc Canter got up on stage and joined Slash for a few questions about their friendship and the book. Slash played some of his most famous riffs: Sweet Child O Mine, Welcome to the Jungle and Slither.

After the Sessions part of the evening, the Reckless Road launch party kicked off and included a book signing with nearly everyone we interviewed for the book who was a major part of GNR history. Fourteen of us sat down together to sign books for anyone who got in line. We ended up signing several hundred books. It was epic. Among the guests were Steven Adler, Mike Clink, Adriana "Rocket Queen" Smith and former Geffen A&R rep Tom Zutaut.

That's all for now - we're still recovering from that night. Check back in a bit for tons more behind-the-scenes photos, video and stories. A huge "Thank You" to all of the thousands of fans who came out and rocked with us. You are reason for everything we do. Send us your stories and pictures; we'd love to hear from you.

Slash on stage at Sessions Event

copyright Real Deal Media

The crowd inside at the signing

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Adriana "Rocket Queen" Smith and Steven Adler

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Calling all GNR fans in LA

Don't forget... tomorrow is the big Slash Sessions event at Guitar Center in Northridge. Following Slash's performance, he will be signing copies of Reckless Road. The event is free and open to the public, so get there early to secure your spot.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 3 @ 6 pm
Guitar Center Northridge
19510 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Coupon Code for Reckless Road Store

As our way of saying thanks to all of the Gunners out there, and to help promote the new Guns N' Roses Prints available exclusively at the Reckless Road Store, we are offering a special coupon code for 15% off your entire purchase. Check out the new Prints, and pick up a Collector's Edition of the book, if you don't already have one. There aren't many left!

Go to www.recklessroad.com and click on Store. Once you get to your shopping cart, enter "GNR-15" and click Apply to get your discount.

Rock on!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Products, Improved Website...

Today is the official launch of our newest Reckless Road product line: Exclusive Collectible Prints.

We are making available some of the best and historically relevant photographs from Reckless Road to collect and display. This collection represents important milestones in the band's history, including the first time the Appetite for Destruction line-up played together at the Troubadour in 1985 and several from the first time that legendary Appetite songs, like Sweet Child O' Mine, were ever played.

If you like the images from the book, these 11'' x 17'' will blow you away. They are printed on Enhanced Matte Paper, a bright white paper that is perfect for images that do not require gloss. The images are highly saturated and maintain excellent highlight and shadow detail. These images were digitized directly from Marc Canter's and Jack Lue's negatives from the mid-80's, then cleaned up and color corrected. They look beautiful.

The prints are available for an introductory price of $14.95 each, plus s&h. Don't forget about our book/print promotion as well - buy the book and get a special Limited Edition print free.

The official Reckless Road website is the only place to get them. Email us to let us know what you think.