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Appetite for Distortion - Peter Napoliello talks Geffen & the rise of Appetite for Destruction | Ep. 144

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Peter Napoliello has worked promotions for artists like Prince, Billy Idol, Aerosmith, and Guns N' Roses. One of his many successful runs was with Geffen during the launch of Appetite for Destruction.

Hear Peter give his passionate outlook of GNR and the music industry. Great stories of Prince, promotion, and perspective. Today Peter resides in Estonia where he hosts the "MIndBender" radio show on Raadio 2.

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Can someone explain what A&R means in terms of a Record company role/job?

like what does it stand for and what do they do?

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19 minutes ago, DownUnderScott said:

Can someone explain what A&R means in terms of a Record company role/job?

like what does it stand for and what do they do?

It stands for Artist and Repertoire.   Pretty much deals with the development and promotion of an artist or band and all that entails.

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23 hours ago, lame ass security said:

It stands for Artist and Repertoire.   Pretty much deals with the development and promotion of an artist or band and all that entails.

Oh cool, thanks Mate 👍  Always heard it but never understood what it was. It seemed like an important job though and someone that may work closely with the artist. 

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I sound like a broken record but yet another great interview @Gambit83.  Peter sounds so passionate about everything he does and believes in.  Any artist would be lucky to have him on their side.  I agree with you @Gambit83 that one of the great things about your podcast is that we get to hear from the unsung heroes who helped to make GNR the success they are today. 

One thing I wish you had asked about was those years after AFD, particularly when Nirvana hit in 1991 with Nevermind on Geffen. I would have loved to hear his insight on Nirvana and also the shift of music to alternative/grunge since he was there until 1994.  

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