Category: Upcoming Releases

New Rock Book Releases: Corey Taylor, Guitar Heroes, Pink Floyd And More

Posted by on Jul.15, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Here are the new releases for the week of July 15th:

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven: (Or How I Made Peace With The Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process) by Corey Taylor.  Click here for information on Corey’s book signings and readings.

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Guitar World presents Rock In Peace: A Tribute To Fallen Guitar Heroes from the editors of Guitar World. Insightful profiles of the artists. Plus, rare photos and some surprising tombstones.

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Dark Side of the Moon at 40 by Brian Southall looks inside the making of the album and includes commentary from famous musicians on what the album means to them.

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The Beach Boys In Concert!: The Complete History of America’s Band On Tour and Onstage  by Ian Rusten and Jon Stebbins. Each chapter looks at one year in the Beach Boys storied career, starting in 1961 through the reunion of 2012.

 

 

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New Book Releases: Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, The Runaways, AC/DC And More

Posted by on Jul.08, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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Officially out tomorrow, Al Jourgensen’s Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen is an epic rock memoir that co-author Jon Wiederhorn (Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal) doesn’t oversell when he says” it will make Motley Crue’s The Dirt Look Like Goodnight Moon”. (Okay, it’s a little oversold, but not much). This one is a must.

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The narrative biography, Queens of Noise: The Runaways will be the first time the band’s story has been told in its entirety. Most of the surviving members participated in interviews for the book and Kim Fowley will add his two-cents, too.

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A new book on AC/DC will be out in November. According to the book’s description The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.”  Read more about the book on author Jesse Fink’s website.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Writing Memoir, Book Out Spring 2014

Posted by on Jul.02, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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News came out today about the forthcoming memoir from Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe.

According to the press release, ” The memoir, which puts emphasis on the past year of his life, is an incredible, harrowing, heartbreaking, and redemptive story told in Blythe’s already well-recognized writing style. It seems that almost every major media outlet has attempted to righteously cover the story of Blythe’s arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year, but now, the man at the center of it all unveils the truths of the ordeal, personally detailing every aspect in his own words. No ghost-writers, no co-authors, just Randy Blythe, himself.”

Da Capo Press will be releasing the book and they also recently published the memoirs of heavy metal greats Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Rex Brown (Pantera), and Al Jourgensen (Ministry).

Blythe himself said about the book, “While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told.” “I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it.”

Look for the book to come out in the Spring of 2014.

 

 

 


New Corey Taylor Book, The Rolling Stones, The Runaways And More In The News

Posted by on Jul.01, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In this week’s episode we look at the Corey Taylor book Seven Deadly Sins, now out in paperback and another new release about The Rolling Stones.

W also highlight four new releases for July about The Runaways and the fortieth anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon.  Then there’s another Rolling Stones book and the book with the longest title of the year, What You Want Is In The Limo; On The Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year The Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born.


Nirvana, Detroit Rock City, Al Jourgensen & The Pixies in Rock Books

Posted by on Jun.24, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Detroit Rock City is released tomorrow and it’s amazing. Also featured in this episode is Al Jourgensen news, upcoming releases about Nirvana, The Jesus and Mary Chain and a history of 4 AD. Plus, the Pixies book has been funded through Kickstarter and we tell you how to get an autographed copy and your name in the book.


New And Future Releases From Questlove, Ray Davies, Metallica, And More

Posted by on Jun.19, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In this super sized edition of the news, we look at new and recent releases from Questlove, Nathan Rabin, Darlene Love and Iron Maiden. Then we look at ten of the over 150 books coming out between now and New Year’s.


The Fifth Beatle Graphic Novel Interview

Posted by on Jun.03, 2013, under Current Shows, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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The Fifth Beatle graphic novel (published by Dark Horse) will debut on November 19th. The book tells the mostly untold story of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.  Epstein molded the band into international superstars and it was Sir Paul McCartney who dubbed him “the fifth Beatle”. 

The project is a labor of love for writer Vivek J. Tiwary who is also a multiple Tony award-winning producer (Green Day’s American Idiot and Mel Brook’s The Producer’s are among his credits).  Tiwary, together with artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker put together three different versions of the book. each giving readers a unique experience.  

In this interview with Tiwary at The Book Expo in NYC, he talks about the project and Epstein’s life, shares art work from the novel and tells how the upcoming Fifth Beatle film project (which secured the rights to use Beatles music!) will stand on its own.

Find Vivek on Twitter.  Follow The Fifth Beatle on Twitter. Stay updated with The Fifth Beatle Website. Like The Fifth Beatle on Facebook. Read more about this project on The Hollywood Reporter


News Round Up: Legs McNeil, Beastie Boys, Rush, Metal And More

Posted by on May.01, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Have you checked out Legs McNeil’s epic new(ish) blog? It continues to be chock full of good stuff all the time.

- In support of their upcoming book, the original MTV VJ’s now have a website with their book signing dates and other stuff.

- The Merciless Book of Metal Lists is out now.

- Pre-order is now up for Rush: The Illustrated History by former guest of the show Martin Popoff.

- If you missed it, the surviving members Beastie Boys signed up for a memoir due out 2015


News Round Up: Nirvana, Punks, Brian Wilson And MTV VJ’s books

Posted by on Apr.26, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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-Bazillion Points Books announced its upcoming release Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe 1989 by Bruce Pavitt.

Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook Legacy Edition is now available.  Enter to win a copy here.

-Happy Punks 123, A Counting Book would make a cool gift for some hip new parents.

I Am Brian Wilson has been announced for 2015.

– Some early dish is being released from the upcoming MTV VJ’s book. Here’s a David Lee Roth coke story via The New York Daily News.


Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal Book Out Soon

Posted by on Apr.23, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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Metal fans will love the new book Louder Than Hell. Look for it to release on May 14th. And, here’s what the press release had to say:

LOUDER THAN HELL

THE DEFINITIVE ORAL HISTORY OF METAL
By Jon Wiederhorn & Katherine Turman

BASED ON HUNDREDS OF ORIGINAL INTERVIEWS WITH METAL LUMINARIES INCLUDING LEMMY/MOTORHEAD, MEMBERS OF BLACK SABBATH, MEGADETH, KORN, PANTERA, LIMP BIZKIT, METALLICA, MARILYN MANSON, VAN HALEN, AND MANY MORE!

“Essential.” —REVOLVER (4/4 stars review!)

“An indispensable oral history of an often misunderstood musical genre.”
—KIRKUS REVIEWS (a starred review!)

“I’m not saying this just because I’m in the book, but . . . if you love metal, great stories, and music history told by the people who made it, then Louder than Hell is a must-read.”
—ALICE COOPER

“…the authors’ inclusiveness give this examination a weight that is just as heavy as the music.”
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“This is the best oral history I’ve read since Please Kill Me. Louder than Hell is the first book that really delivers the brutal truth from the mouths of the artists and key players themselves!
I couldn’t put it down.” —MATT PINFIELD

Compiled from over 400 interviews conducted by respected music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (It Books; May 14, 2013; Hardcover; $32.50) is a chronological history of heavy metal, told through the words of the men and women who created it, played it, re-invented it, and continue to rock it.

Revolver senior editor Wiederhorn and Nights with Alice Cooper producer Turman dug deep into their extensive list of contacts to uncover never-before-heard stories, eye-opening admissions and the truth behind metal’s most explosive legends. Candid and confessional commentary comes straight from icons of the genre, including: Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Dickinson, Eddie Van Halen, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Lita Ford, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield,

Axl Rose, Slash, Corey Taylor, Dave Mustaine, Chuck Schuldiner, Lemmy Kilmister, King Diamond, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Slayer’s Kerry King, Phil Anselmo, Rob Zombie and more. With an introduction by Scott Ian of Anthrax and an afterword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and with two 16-page photo inserts, with some never-before seen candid shots by celebrated rock photographers Stephanie Cabral and Robert Matheu, this is the book metal fans have been waiting for.

The many musicians interviewed by these veteran journalists offer their take on their influences, touring, the music business, and songwriting, as well as their often-traumatic upbringings, battles with substance abuse, and bizarre sexual exploits. Industry insiders (including managers, record label executives, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, journalists, and porn stars) provide additional insight.

From the creation of Black Sabbath in the late 1960s, to Judas Priest’s development of the leather-and-studs look, to Metallica introducing the world to thrash, to the inception of Ozzfest, to Faith No More accidentally creating the first hybrid of rap and metal, to the provocative exploits of the Sunset Strip scene, to the death and destruction surrounding Norwegian black metal, LOUDER THAN HELL gets to the meat of the metal matter:
Rob Halford of Judas Priest reveals how he kicked cocaine and alcohol in 1986 after tragically witnessing his boyfriend’s suicide and sought solace in spirituality, which has helped the Metal God stay clean to this day.
Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose talks about the early days of Guns N’ Roses, the making of the 36-million-copy-selling debut Appetite for Destruction, and how Robert Willams’ graphic cover art was censored.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi explains how he lost parts of his fingers while working a day job in a factory – and created homemade prosthetics so he could play guitar, which changed the tonality of the instrument and the sound of heavy metal forever.
Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson shares how he dug through his own vomit in search of the balloon of heroin he’d swallowed to avoid being arrested by the police, and then used that heroin to celebrate his victory over not getting busted.
Members of Metallica and Anthrax detail the horrifying events of 1986 when Metallica’s tour bus crashed and tipped over, crushing bassist Cliff Burton beneath it while the rest of the members escaped relatively unscathed.
Alice Cooper reveals how it was really wheelchair-bound members of his AUDIENCE who tore the live chicken apart during his fateful concert in Toronto, while Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne give first-person accounts of Ozzy biting the head off a dove while wasted during a high-level record company meeting, and decapitating a bat onstage during his Diary of a Madman tour.
Hellhammer, drummer of Norway’s pioneering black metal band Mayhem, talks about ex-vocalist Dead committing suicide and how guitarist Euronymous used a chunk of Dead’s brain to make a Mexican stew.
Biohazard guitarist Billy Graziadei details how gang bangers stabbed a member of the group’s posse with a hunting knife while shouting, “Payback, Motherfucker!” and how the band vowed to retaliate. Vocalist Evan Seinfeld also recounts his graphic sexual liaisons while on tour, and how they led to his career in porn.
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (who died of an overdose at age 38 during the writing of LOUDER THAN HELL) discusses the evolution of the lineup; physical fights between band members, and his own struggles with addiction.

LOUDER THAN HELL explores the transformation of metal culture, with stories and anecdotes straight from the mouths of the most infamous and successful bands. Filled with hundreds of revealing interviews representing every type and era of heavy metal—from metal progenitors such as Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and the MC5 to current day innovators including Slipknot, Mastodon, and Lamb of God—LOUDER THAN HELL is the ultimate look behind the curtain at one of our most dynamic, controversial and enduring musical genres.

About the Authors:

Jon Wiederhorn is a senior writer for Revolver who also writes for Guitar World, Yahoo.com, eMusic.com, and SPIN.com. His second book, the authorized biography of Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, is scheduled for release in August. His work has also appeared in SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Raygun, RIP, Alternative Press, Raw, Cosmopolitan, Teen People and Metal Hammer. Jon currently lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, down the street from legendary ‘80s/’90s metal club L’Amour. His greatest accomplishment is teaching his two pre-teens to flash the devil horns long before they discovered Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

Katherine Turman is the producer for Alice Cooper’s nightly syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. A former editor of RIP magazine and producer at TV’s The Sharon Osbourne Show as well as radio’s Rockline, her writing has been in major publications including Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, SPIN, Billboard, Marie Claire, Guitar World, Metal Hammer, Village Voice and Daily Variety. A Los Angeles native, she now lives in Brooklyn.

Advance Praise for LOUDER THAN HELL:

“Louder Than Hell comes straight from the twisted minds of rock icons and flows seamlessly through various eras of heavy metal. You hear from the guys that were there on the stage, in the pit, puking in the gutter. It brought back memories, and I even learned a few things I never knew. I really dig this book.” —Riki Rachtman, DJ, VJ

“Books on the history of even something as cool as metal can be a bit antiseptic and boring—not this one. It’s the story straight from the horse’s mouth. Even better is when the horses have experimented with drugs and black out occasionally. . .” —Brendon Small, creator of Dethklok and Metalocalypse

“Who likes rock n roll here?? Well if you do, this is the book for you! Every rock has been overturned, every band has been analyzed, quoted, and lionized and every page offers a new fact or figure that you probably didn’t know. This is the definitive chronicle of all that is heavy metal and I’ve read them all!” —Chris Jericho, Fozzy

“Katherine Turman and Jon Wiederhorn know metal. Louder than Hell is an amazing gathering of different breeds of heavy metal rockers telling the tales metal fans want to hear.”
—Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine

“This is the book every metal fan should own. A fascinating high-octane chronicle of metal mayhem that takes readers on a wild ride, from metal’s earliest days to the head-banging present. I’m not saying this just because I’m in the book, but . . . if you love metal, great stories, and music history told by the people who made it, then Louder than Hell is a must-read.”
—Alice Cooper

“Louder than Hell is a love letter to the misunderstood genre of heavy metal music, written by trusted companions who had a front row seat on the devil’s rollercoaster. The definitive chronological testimony by the people who were there, including some who are no longer with us.” —Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray and co-host Extra

“An amazingly comprehensive book on all eras and genres of hard rock and heavy metal. The stories and attention to detail make it an instant must for anyone who ever was or is a fan.”
—Eddie Trunk, DJ and host of “That Metal Show” on VH1 Classic