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

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Description

Based on the 'Absolutely hilarious' (Neil Gaiman) stand-up show.

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 to comedy-and-heavy-metal-literate Scandinavian comedy crowds. Now, in his first book, he digs deeper into the history of the music, the subculture, and the characters who shaped it. It is a story for everyone.

Product Details

Barcode
9781472241443
Department
Books
Expected Date
26 Apr 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

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)