Appetite for Destruction, an album which cemented Guns N Roses as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Now, the making of that album is being made into a feature film, with the lives of the famous band being played out on screen. No cast members have been announced, and no crew have been pondered on yet (the bands biographer Marc Canter is the only name currently attached, and apparently is having a say on the script), but a film about one of the best bands ever? Who cares who stars, its gonna be a good’un. Depictions of the rock and role lifestyle led by bands from the 70s and 80s is always a well-received narrative, and the formula set out (on the road, drug taking, sex) makes for a fun ride – just watch Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous (a life changing movie, seriously) if you need to be persuaded.
Axl Rose has said he wont be involved with the film (what a diva) but if the cliches of rock films can be put aside, and some candid documentary-style film-making can be brought in this is going to make for one hell of a biopic. Canter promises the film will look and feel ‘cool’, and while speaking to Channel 24 said “In no way will it be a cheesy movie like Rock Star. There really is such a great story here that even the outtakes will be great.”
We might not know a whole lot right now – but we haven’t seen a great music feature in a while; bring on Guns N Roses the movie.