Most popular Heavy Metal music books
The most popular Heavy Metal music books currently available. Updated weekly.
"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.
'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...'
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.
It seems excessive...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
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.
Tells the fascinating stories behind each of the songs from every one of Metallica's studio albums.
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
A hard-hitting insight into the mind of one of the global metal scene's most captivating and controversial characters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bestselling autobiography of the Prince of F***ing Darkness!
'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.
Memoir by K.K. Downing, co-founder and former lead guitarist of heavy metal giants Judas Priest.
The most thorough and thoughtful treatment of the Heavy Metal dress code and the culture it lives and breathes to date.
Purely entertaining, crazy, and fun hard rock road stories from Scott Ian of Anthrax
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.
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.
Popular physicist uses principles of heavy metal music to explain concepts in quantum physics in both a fun and informative way.
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.
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.
The updated version of McIver's bestselling biography explores the aftermath of Metallica's comeback in the wake of 2008's Death Magnetic.
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.
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.
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.
Take a tour of the evil history of metal music with this massive, jam-packed, era-by-era chronology.
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.
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.
From original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler comes a tale of sex, drugs, excess, hairspray and and intense 20-year struggle with addiction.