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Megadeth Co-Author Joel McIver: Writer Of A Million Books, And He’s Rocked Them All

Posted by on Aug.07, 2013, under Current Shows, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Megadeth, Slayer, Motorhead, Glenn Hughes, Slipknot and more have all found their way into the capable writing hands of Joel McIver in one way or another. McIver has over twenty-two books to his credit as co-author or biographer, with a bunch more in the hopper.

Getting a look behind the curtain of the process of writing rock books is an interesting experience, and luckily Joel shares some of his insight with us here.His upcoming book My Life With Deth with Dave Ellefson will be out in October and is one of the many projects we discuss in this interview. Plus, there’s some news on his Rage Against The Machine book that is still in the works.

McIver also lets more secrets spill like what it was like to work with Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfy) on his upcoming book, what artists he thinks should write a book, and who he wasn’t able to convince to write their book just yet.

Check out the complete Joel McIver canon and more on his website.  Follow Joel on Twitter. Friend him on Facebook.


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.


News Roundup– Ramones, Rock Baby Names, Cobain and Mustaine!

Posted by on Mar.30, 2012, under News No Comments

You Know What You Did Last Summer… and now it might be time to pick out baby names. Rock and Roll Baby Names: Over 2,000 Music-Inspired Names, from Alison to Ziggy is a new book from Margaret Eby. There’s also a related contest to win a bunch of cool swag from Penguin, including Marc Spitz’s “Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue”.  Enter here.

Released last week, photographer Bill Hale has put out Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place. Fans will love this and the forward was written by Dave Mustaine, natch.

Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf der Maur are doing a Q&A and signing on April 5th at Barnes and Noble in Union Square, NYC to celebrate the release of Eric’s new book, “Letters to Kurt“. Details are here.  Read a great interview Eric did with LA Weekly here.

Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone officially releases on Tuesday April 2nd, but you can get it online now.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Duff McKagan’s awesome memoir is now out in paperback. Check out our interview with Duff and buy It’s So Easy: and other lies.

We know it’s a stretch, but this is the first song we thought of when we thought of babies.  Feel free to name your kid Eddie, but please don’t name them Money.