History of Heavy Metal, A: ‘Absolutely hilarious’ – Neil Gaiman

Andrew O'Neill

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

Published: 08-03-2018

£10.99

A hilariously kick-arse tour through heavy metal by the UK’s foremost metalhead stand-up comedian, Andrew O’Neill

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SKU: 9781472241450

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‘Absolutely hilarious’ – Neil Gaiman’One of the funniest musical commentators that you will ever read . . . loud and thoroughly engrossing’ – Alan Moore’A man on a righteous mission to persuade people to “lay down your souls to the gods rock and roll”.’ – The Sunday Times’As funny and preposterous as this mighty music deserve’ – John HiggsThe history of heavy metal brings brings us extraordinary stories of larger-than-life characters living to excess, from the household names of Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Bruce Dickinson and Metallica (SIT DOWN, LARS!), to the brutal notoriety of the underground Norwegian black metal scene and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. It is the story of a worldwide network of rabid fans escaping everyday mundanity through music, of cut-throat corporate arseholes ripping off those fans and the bands they worship to line their pockets. The expansive pantheon of heavy metal musicians includes junkies, Satanists and murderers, born-again Christians and teetotallers, stadium-touring billionaires and toilet-circuit journeymen. Award-winning comedian and life-long heavy metal obsessive Andrew O’Neill has performed his History of Heavy Metal comedy show to a huge range of audiences, from the teenage metalheads of Download festival to the broadsheet-reading theatre-goers of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, in his first book, he takes us on his own very personal and hilarious journey through the history of the music, the subculture, and the characters who shaped this most misunderstood genre of music.

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Weight 0.22 kg
Dimensions 24 × 126 × 196 mm
Page Count 320