Music journalist Mick Wall on 'Last of the Giants' and his long history with Guns N' Roses

Music journalist Mick Wall on 'Last of the Giants' and his long history with Guns N' Roses

Mick Wall and Sam Delaney

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Leading music jounalist Mick Wall popped by the studio for a chat with Sam Delaney about his latest music offering.

Wall, a rock music writer who's written books on Black Sabbath, Metallica and other music giants, has written a new book, Last of the Giants, which chronicles the three decade-long career of Guns N' Roses. 

He told Sam Delaney that the band fronted by Axl Rose fits the mould of a "classic rock band", which is why they've been hugely successful over the last thirty years.

"If you were going to invent a fantasy, classic rock band," he told Sam Delaney. "you'd come up with Guns N' Roses. 

"You've got an unpredictable singer, you've got a guitarist who's half-Jimi Hendrix, half-Keith Richards.

"They are just a rock-n-roll band, which is why so many people around the world love them."

Wall also spoke about his long history with the band, as well as his career in writing the stories of major rock stars. 

Listen to the full interview above.