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The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metalby Daniel Bukszpan
"I'm not sure who this oddly punctuated encyclopedia is supposed to appeal to, since most metal fans are either a) completely informed about every detail of every band they've ever liked, or b) getting drunk and rereading The Hobbit....Still, this 300-page opus is worth checking out, and here's why: page 12. On page 12, there is a photograph of Ronnie James Dio holding a crystal ball, and it's just about the most awesome thing I've ever seen..." Chuck Klosterman, Esquire (read the entire Esquire review)
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Headbangers rejoice, because this fantastically illustrated encyclopedia includes all things Metal, from influential bands such as Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Kiss, and Queen, to Mötley Crue, Black Sabbath (before Ozzy became a family sitcom star), Deep Purple, Twisted Sister, and Aerosmith, right up to Jane's Addiction, Las Cruces, Limp Bizkit, and today's most extreme death metal bands. Not a single sub-genre or band goes uncovered. Well-researched and fact-filled, the witty text befits the raucous bands that push musical-and all other-boundaries. From obscure groups like Armored Saint and Norway's Mayhem to pioneers Grand Funk Railroad and Iron Maiden to megastars like Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Van Halen, Joan Jett, and Marilyn Manson, each entry contains vital statistics: a description of the band's history and sound; an essential discography; the most current, comprehensive, popular compilations; and much more. Special features cover such important details as "Metal Fashion" and the various metal genres. Def Leppard, Faith No More, Guns n' Roses, Judas Priest, Metallica, AC/DC, Nine-Inch Nails, Poison, Rage Against the Machine, and Japan's Loudness: all of the favorite (and not so favorite) adrenaline-pumped, bizarre bands that make heavy metal the unique form it is appear in all their glory.
Headbangers rejoice, because this fantastically illustrated encyclopedia includes all things Metal, from influential bands such as Blue Cheer and Iron Butterfly to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, to today's extreme death metal bands. The well-researched witty text befits the raucous, boundary-pushing musicians. From obscure bands such as Armored Saint to megastars as Van Halen and Metallica, each entry contains vital statistics on the band members, a description of the band's history and sound, an essential discography, and more.
Known as a leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans on the radio and as the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program That Metal Show with his passion for music. In his debut book, Eddie discusses his most essential bands, his unique personal experiences with them, his favorite "Stump the Trunk" anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favorite playlists. Whether you're a classic Metallica or Megadeth metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school Bon Jovi or Poison, Eddie Trunk's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal salutes all who are ready to rock!
Headbangers, rejoice, because this fantastically illustrated encyclopedia includes all things metal, from influential bands such as Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, KISS, and Queen, to Motley Crue, Black Sabbath (before Ozzy became a family sitcom star), Deep Purple, Twisted Sister, and Aerosmith, right up to Jane's Addiction, Las Cruces, Limp Bizkit, and today's most extreme death metal bands.
About the Author
Eddie Trunk is the host of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. He is also heard on two weekly radio shows: Eddie Trunk Live on XM satellite radio, and Friday Night Rocks, live in New York City. He lives in New Jersey.
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