The Jakarta Post
Axl Rose, lead singer of band Guns N´ Roses, performs during the Vive Latino 2020 festival at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, on March 14, 2020. (AFP/Alejandro Melendez)
Rock band Guns N’ Roses, in collaboration with thriller author James Patterson, will release a children’s picture book titled Sweet Child O’ Mine.
The book’s title is taken from the band’s hit 'Sweet Child O’ Mine' from their 1987 debut album, 'Appetite for Destruction'. (Jennifer Zivoin/-)
“As a longtime fan of Guns N’ Roses, I’m thrilled to partner with the band in bringing their famed hit song to life on the page,” Patterson said in a release as reported by People.
The book’s title is taken from the band’s hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine” from its 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
Patterson added that he believed Sweet Child O’ Mine was a story that kids would love reading and that parents would love singing along to.
The picture book is illustrated by artist Jennifer Zivion and inspired by the adventures of Maya and Natalia Rose, two girls who grew up touring with the band.
Natalia and Maya are cousins, the niece and daughter of Guns N’ Roses' manager Fernando Lebeis.
"My sister and I have been lucky to be able to watch our daughters — Maya and Natalia Rose — grow up while touring with the guys [the band],” Lebeis says in a statement.
According to Patterson’s website, the book will be on sale on Sept 1.
Though with a tumultuous career, Guns N’ Roses is regarded one of the most renowned rock bands in the world. The band still makes music and has been touring for more than three decades.
Its latest tour dates for South America had to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The band’s next scheduled show is on Nov. 8 in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. (gis/wng)
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