New Book on the History of Metal

It’s called Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal.  Senior writer at Revolver, Jon Wiederhorn and radio producer Katherine Turman spend 746 pages going through what makes metal metal.

Here are a few highlights:

–Tommy Iommi of Black Sabbath talks about the sheet metal accident that cost him his fingertipes.

–The story behind the original (and censored) artwork for GnR’s Appetite for Destruction.

–Why Ozzy ate a bat.

More at USA Today.  Thanks to John for the tip.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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