Sound of the Beast
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BeschreibungWith hundreds of platinum albums to date, heavy metal CDs and ticket sales continue to dominate Billboard and Pollstar charts. More than 30 years after Black Sabbath released the first complete heavy metal album, its founder, Ozzy Osbourne, is the star of THE OSBOURNES, MTVs hippest new reality show. Contrary to popular belief, headbangers and the music they love are more alive than ever. Yet there has never been a comprehensive book on the history of heavy metaluntil now. Featuring interviews with members of the biggest bands in the genre, SOUND OF THE BEAST gives an overview of the past 30-plus years of heavy metal, delving into the personalities of those who created it. Everything is here, from the bootlegging beginnings of fans like Lars Ulrich (future founder of Metallica) to the sold-out stadiums and personal excesses of the biggest groups. From heavy metals roots in the work of breakthrough groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to MTV hair metal, courtroom controversies, black metal murderers, and Ozzfest, SOUND OF THE BEAST offers the final word on this elusive, extreme, and far-reaching form of music. Finally longtime fans of the genre have a true history of their music, and younger fans of groups such as Slipknot and System of a Down can learn how it all began.
PortraitIan Christe is the author of Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, the definitive "bible" of heavy metal music and culture. He has written about music and technology for Reuters, Spin, Guitar World, Popular Mechanics, Wired, Salon.com, and Blender. He appears frequently on VH1, VH1-Classic, MTV2, and in documentary films, and he comments often for media outlets like Fox News, MSNBC, and USA Weekend. Since 2004, his Bloody Roots show has appeared weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Untertitel: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARPER COLLINS
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2011
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten