torn from a truck
in the road like a
dead black crow.
I, Axl: An American Dream is a book-length fictional re-imagining of William Bailey's journey from smalltown boy to internationally famous rock star W. Axl Rose, frontman with “the world’s most dangerous band”, Guns N’ Roses.
It ran from June 2008 - March 2009 and is archived here.
Using the medium of poetry, writer/journalist Ben Myers follows Rose from 1970s obscurity through LA’s hair metal scene of the '80s; from stadium rock nerk of the early 90s to the Nero-esque, pre-Chinese Democracy 'wilderness years'.
Controversial, volatile and defiantly strawberry blond, Rose becomes muse in this unique take on the rock biography, a place where fact collides with fiction and the American Dream is exactly that – a dream. By extension this is the tale of a country that got so big, so quickly, it went a little bit crazy and put cornrows in its hair.
'I, Axl' is available for print publication. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the main blog: www.benmyersmanofletters. blogspot.com