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Most popular Heavy Metal music books

The most popular Heavy Metal music books currently available. Updated weekly.
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White Line Fever: Lemmy: The Autobiography
"When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn't complain. It's been good!". The updated autobiography of the greatest frontman of the loudest rock band there has ever been. Accept no other story from journalists. This is Lemmy's story from his own mouth.
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What Does This Button Do?
'I was spotty, wore an anorak, had biro-engraved flared blue jeans with "purple" and "Sabbath" written on the thighs, and rode an ear-splittingly uncool moped. Oh yes, and I wanted to be a drummer...'
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This Day In Music's Guide To Iron Maiden
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Smokin' Valves: A Headbanger's Guide To 900 NWOBHM Records
Popoff has undertaken the task of documenting virtually every record large and small from heavy metal's most fabled period (beginning essentially in `79 with a hard stop at 1983) providing catalogue information, mini reviews as only he can do, plus thumbnails of those wonderful 7" picture sleeves and LP covers.
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Slash: The Autobiography
It seems excessive...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
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What Does This Button Do?
The first print run of the UK hardback edition will have black sprayed edges. In order to guarantee your copy, pre-order before the 19th October. A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever.
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Metallica: The Stories Behind the Songs
Tells the fascinating stories behind each of the songs from every one of Metallica's studio albums.
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Who Invented Heavy Metal?
The most detailed, well argued, complete, most lively and readable telling of the early history of heavy metal yet with all the facts and figures one needs. The book provides the very history of heavy metal's origins through events inside the genre but, surprisingly, many events outside of its own reverberations
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Confessions of a Heretic: The Sacred and the Profane: Behemoth and Beyond
A hard-hitting insight into the mind of one of the global metal scene's most captivating and controversial characters.
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Wheels Of Steel: The Explosive Early Years of NWOBHM
Charts headbanging through the late `70s, arriving at the first years of this flash phenomenon - 1979 & 1980. Popoff along with dozens of headbanging buddies tell the tale of the genre's birth & mischievous, defiant adolescence - heavy metal would forever be transformed. Wheels of Steel celebrates plainly & yet powerfully, all the reasons why.
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Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne: The Stories Behind the Classic Songs
This book tells the story of the band and all their classic songs, as well as the hugely popular hits from Ozzy as a solo artist.
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Lords Of Chaos - 2nd Edition: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground
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Metallica: Ride the Lightning Guitar (Tab Edition)
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Deep Purple Family: Year by Year (- 1979)
Timeline of milestones to the day, looks at the band's influences, tours, recording sessions, charts, singles, break-ups, personal stuff, trivia, mixed with lots of quotes, turning the book into a smorgasbord of facts including Rainbow, Whitesnake, Gillan, Paice Ashton Lord, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Outlaws and all the other associations.
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Swords & Tequila: Riot's Classic First Decade
A tale of opportunities missed, of a band ahead of the curve & from which both its classic era lead singers Guy Speranza & Rhett Forrester are now dead. As is Mark Reale, a quiet man who wanted to just play his heavy metal. A New York institution that is perhaps the shining example of the term, "honorary New Wave of British Heavy Metal" band.
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Birth School Metallica Death: Vol I
Metallica have sold in excess of 100 million albums and won seven Grammys. Their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the stages of the world's biggest stadia has been an epic and often traumatic one. This title features stories about the band ranging from the tales of bed-hopping, drug-taking, to car-crashes, and, fist-fights.
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Visions of Whitesnake
With a foreword by Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray, over 130 concert photos from UK gigs between 1978-81 and a superb range of studio and off stage photos from Murray's personal collection this full colour book, published to mark Whitesnake's 40th anniversary makes a wonderful addition to any Whitesnake collection.
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I Am Ozzy
The bestselling autobiography of the Prince of F***ing Darkness!
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Seven Deadly Sins
'I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched, vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so'The action begins in West Des Moines, Iowa, where Corey Taylor, frontman of heavy metal bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, systematically set about committing each of the Seven Deadly Sins.
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Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest
Memoir by K.K. Downing, co-founder and former lead guitarist of heavy metal giants Judas Priest.
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Defenders of the Faith: The Heavy Metal Photography of Peter Beste
The most thorough and thoughtful treatment of the Heavy Metal dress code and the culture it lives and breathes to date.
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Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life
Purely entertaining, crazy, and fun hard rock road stories from Scott Ian of Anthrax
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A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man
By turns hilarious, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, Pete Way's autobiography, A Fast Ride Out of Here, will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, unparalleled scale.
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This Means War: The Sunset Years of NWOBHM
Popoff blasts through all of the big events from `81 to `84, in this action-packed book that serves as concluding volume to Wheels of Steel: The Explosive Early Years of the NWOBHM. Packed with historical images and substantive text. The two together serve as a grand and exhaustive study of this momentous metal movement.
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Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult
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Runnin' with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen
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When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal
Popular physicist uses principles of heavy metal music to explain concepts in quantum physics in both a fun and informative way.
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Iron Maiden The Reading Performances
With a large collection of photos by Alan Perry and memorabilia from the gigs plus narrative from Iron Maiden biographer Neil Daniels, this book is a wonderful celebration of Maiden's unforgettable appearances at the Reading Festivals of 1980, 1982 and 2005.
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Swedish Death Metal
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Only Death Is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost
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Tallowmere Annual
The Tallowmere Annual is a unique collection of words, sound, and ink paintings by musician and artist Keaton Henson. This hardback, special limited edition, mixed-media book tells the fragmented story of a town that never existed.
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John 5: Book Of John (Book/Online Audio)
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Metallica: Justice for All
The updated version of McIver's bestselling biography explores the aftermath of Metallica's comeback in the wake of 2008's Death Magnetic.
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Lemmy Kilmister: Life Beyond Motorhead Collateral Damage
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Yngwie Malmsteen Anthology
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Iron Maiden: Dance of Death
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Music's All That Matters
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Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
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Dark Days
In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury.
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Dave Grohl: Times Like His: Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Other Misadventures
Dave Grohl: Times Like His is the fully updated edition of the bestselling biography on one of modern rock's most influential figures, drawing on interviews with key figures in the Grohl story to create an intimate, insightful portrait of the man himself.
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Bring Me the Horizon: Heavy Sounds from Steel City
Oli Sykes is not one to bite his tongue, and Bring Me the Horizon take no prisoners. One of the most polarising and eclectic bands to emerge from the UK rock scene, they have refused to sit still. For the first time, this book details their rise from hardcore shows in their native Sheffield to sellout arena tours across the globe.
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Metallica: Back to the Front: A Fully Authorized Visual History of the Master of Puppets Album and Tour
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Global Metal Music and Culture: Current Directions in Metal Studies
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Hellraisers: A Complete Visual History of Heavy Metal Mayhem
Take a tour of the evil history of metal music with this massive, jam-packed, era-by-era chronology.
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Black Sabbath: Song by Song
An in-depth look at the recording career of rock legends Black Sabbath, focusing on each song individually, album by album, with facts and critical assessment together with a look at the album art, chart positions etc. The book will cover every studio album recorded by the band, as well as looking at their live albums and DVD/video appearances.
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I've got something to say
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N.W.O.B.H.M. Encyclopedia
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Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
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Black Sabbath: Master of Reality
Describes Master of Reality in the voice of a fifteen-year-old boy being held in an adolescent psychiatric centre in southern California in 1985.
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My Appetite for Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns 'N' Roses
From original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler comes a tale of sex, drugs, excess, hairspray and and intense 20-year struggle with addiction.