History of Heavy Metal - Andrew O'Neill (Paperback)

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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

'As funny and preposterous as this mighty music deserve' - John Higgs

The 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, Iron Maiden and Metallica, 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.

Product Details

Barcode
9781472241443
Department
Books
Released
11 Jul 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Andrew O'Neill
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Headline Publishing Group
Number of Pages
304
Dimensions
234 x 153 x 153mm

Annotation

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

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Performing Arts
BIC Classification 1
Heavy Metal music
BIC Classification 2
Humour
Readership
General (US: Trade)