Hamilton isn't weighing in on the genuineness of the GNR reunion; "I'm sure the money is genuine," she notes. But she's not entirely surprised by Rose's side trip fronting AC/DC for upcoming European and North American dates, either. "He was always a fan even back in the day," says Hamilton, adding that the group used to listen to AC/DC albums while they were living in her Hollywood apartment during the mid-'80s. "They definitely had a liking for AC/DC," she says. "They covered some of their songs in the show. I'm a little surprised he's doing it now, with all the [GNR] stuff going on, but more power to him."
Hamilton acknowledges that GNR's resurgence has put some wind in the sails of Appetite For Dysfunction, which she started working on in 2007. Reaction has been mostly positive, though some of the book's subjects are clearly keeping a respectful distance. "I think they're intimidated," Hamilton says. But even though it's frank, the book isn't designed to be a smutty tell-all, either. "Most of the books written by women in the music business are love-affair tell-alls, and I tried to step away from that," she explains. "I did tell some of my personal history because my editor kept on saying 'There's no sex in there! There's got to be SEX and drugs and rock 'n' roll!' So I included a few sex stories, mine and others. But that wasn't what it was about to me. I was kind of a business person that really wanted to make it and had the blinders on to get to the finished line."
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There may be more life for Appetite For Dysfunction now that the book is out, however. "I've already been approached by major film and TV companies and huge agents courting me. It's kind of interesting and fun," Hamilton reports. "It would be exciting to turn it into a TV series. It would be funny. It would not be Vinyl." And Hamilton doesn't hesitate when asked who she'd want to play her.
"Oh, I really want Amy Schumer, of course," Hamilton says. "She's kind of my girl, although everybody's telling me not to get too attached and be open-minded. But she's funny and she kinda looks like me at a younger age. She'd be perfect."