Several weeks ago, I checked out a book called Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey In Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman. I laughed throughout the entire book because of its self-deprecating look at hard rock (specifically hair metal) and its fans. Klosterman is himself a hard rock junkie like me, so I knew exactly where he was coming from.
When I heard Chuck had written a review of Axl Rose’s new album, Chinese Democracy, I knew I had to read it. And link to it. And I really hope you click on that link, and afterwords go to your local library and check out Fargo Rock City. Both are well worth the read.
(Doesn’t “afterwords” look funny? I thought it was spelled “afterwards,” but I get a red line under that word, so I guess it has to be “afterwords.”)
And don’t forget that tonight (Saturday, November 22), Hard Rock Nights (hosted by yours truly) will be blasting through some of the greatest Guns N’ Roses songs ever recorded, along with some Izzy solo stuff, Slash’s Snakepit, Duff McKagan, Velvet Revolver and more. And yes, we’re going to play a couple of new tracks off the new CD as well. So tune in at classxradio.com starting at 9 pm eastern!
Rock on, my most excellent hard-rocking brothers and sisters.