I need to get a copy of this book … I guess one of my interviews is in there somewhere…

Ever wondered what it takes to be a heavy metal journalist? In these comprehensive collections, Neil Daniels has interviewed 100+ of the world’s most successful writers of heavy metal and hard rock. Many of these writers are successful biographers, editors and long-standing freelancers who have interviewed some of the genre’s leading artists from KISS to Metallica and Black Sabbath to Slayer.  They’ve travelled the world over, lived in tour buses, got drunk with their idols, attended some of the greatest gigs in history and are still alive to tell the tale. It’s all here; the wild stories, the anecdotes…and the advice!

All Pens Blazing offers a potted history of the genre as well as the publishing industry from the legendary Sounds and Melody Maker to metal bibles Kerrang! and Metal Hammer to modern day magazines like Terrorizer, Powerplay and Classic Rock. There’s also a wealth of information on fanzines and webzines as well as long-gone magazines like Metal Forces, RIP and RAW.  These books are worthy historical documents for the serious enthusiast and can be used as a handy reference tool for the aspiring metal writer.

Volume I (foreword by Martin Popoff) is 350 pages and features 65 interviews:

Jeff Apter/Gavin Baddeley/Bailey Brothers/Geoff Barton/Carl Begai/Mark Blake/Jerry Bloom/

Dante Bonutto/Paul Brannigan/Louise Brown/Garry Bushell/Brett Callwood/Steffan Chirazi/

Ian Christe/Carol Clerk/Dave Dickson/Malcolm Dome/John Doran/Paul Elliott/Jerry Ewing/

Mike Exley/Dave Ferris/Lonn Friend/Joe Geesin/Ian Gittins/Ian Glasper/Tim Henderson/

Mark Hoaksey/Seb Hunter/Neil Jeffries/Howard Johnson/Tim Jones/Dom Lawson/Dave Lewis/Dave Ling/Peter Makowski/Matthias Madder/Joe Matera/Joel McIver/Bruce Mee/

Mick Mercer/Alexander Milas/Ben Myers/Derek Oliver/Daniela Pilic/Martin Popoff/

Greg Prato/Dave Reynolds/Steven Rosen/Xavier Russell/Jonathan Selzer/Joe Shooman/

Brian Slagel/Joseph Stannard/Paul Suter/Adem Tepedelen/Everett True/John Tucker/

Tommy Udo/Clinton Walker/Chris Welch/Stirling Whitaker/Rich Wilson/Jeb Wright/Henry Yates

Volume II (foreword by Mick Wall) is 350 pages and features 69 interviews:

Phil Alexander/Ken Anthony/Phil Ashcroft/Scott Alisoglu/Steve Beebee/Keith Bergman/Nathan T. Birk/Shari Black Velvet/Chad Bowar/Jake Brown/Alan Burridge/Dave Cockett/Jeff Collins/Jon Collins/

Mark Day/Rich Deakin/Bernard Doe/Harry Doherty/Robyn Doreian/Arnaud Durieux/Mark Eglinton/

Rob Evans/Hugh Gilmour/Rob Godwin/Steve Hammonds/Kelv Hellrazer/Nickie Hobbs/Jon Hotten/

Martin Hudson/Chris Ingham/Billy James/Stephen “Krusher” Joule/Alison Joy/David Konow/Mitch Lafon/Chris Lambert/Pippa Lang/William Luff/Malc Macmillan/Brian Manly/Gerri Miller/Michael Moynihan/Dean Pedley/David Perri/Neil Perry/Paul Rees/Bryan Reesman/Jason Ritchie/Chris Rogers/

Scott Rowley/Darren Sadler/Amy Sciarretto/Dave Shack/Harry Shapiro/Dale Sherman/Aaron Small/

Sid Smith/Ryan Sparks/Janne Stark/Kevin Stewart-Panko/Phil Sutcliffe/Dave Thompson/Paul Travers/

Jaan Uhelszki/Ray Van Horn, JR./Doug Van Pelt/Mick Wall/Ian Winwood/Joshua Wood

Published by AuthorsOnline. Visit www.neildaniels.com.


NEIL DANIELS– FREELANCE WRITER– WEBSITE: http://www.neildaniels.com/Index.html / BLOG: http://neildanielsbooks.wordpress.com / FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/people/Neil-Daniels/698935273 / TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/NeilDanielsBook

BIBLIOGRAPHY: ‘The Story Of Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith’ (Omnibus Press; HB & PB);‘Dawn Of The Metal Gods: My Life In Judas Priest & Heavy Metal’ with Al Atkins (Iron Pages; PB); ‘Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The Solo Years’ (IMP Books; PB); ‘Bon Jovi Encyclopaedia’ (Chrome Dreams; PB); ‘Linkin Park – An Operator’s Manual’ (Chrome Dreams; PB); ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Mercenaries – Interviews With Rock Stars Volume I’ (AuthorsOnline; PB); ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Mercenaries – Interviews With Rock Stars Volume II’ (AuthorsOnline; PB); ‘All Pens Blazing – A Rock & Heavy Metal Writer’s Handbook Volume I’ (AuthorsOnline; PB); ‘All Pens Blazing – A Rock & Heavy Metal Writer’s Handbook Volume II’ (AuthorsOnline; PB); ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ – The Untold Story Of Journey’ (Omnibus Press; PB); ‘Rock Landmarks: Judas Priest’s British Steel’ (Wymer Publishing; Coming Soon, Summer 2011)



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