£20

ISBN13: 9781786750532
PB - 255 x 217 mm
200 full-colour Illustrations
224pp

Rights available: World
Rights Sold: UK

Market: Music, Popular Culture

Rock

101 Iconic Rock, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock Albums
by Paul Elliott

A chronological review of the most essential and heaviest metal and hard rock albums, illustrated throughout, demonstrating the global popularity of the genre and just how much it has grown.

The 1970s was the era when the great heavy metal pioneers laid down the blueprint for everything that was to come after, forefathers like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple dominated. But as metal began to take hold in the mainstream – and then began to diversify – bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Motley Crue made their presence felt among new fans, and it continues to evolve today with bands like Mastodon and Lamb of God. Providing an extensive overview of the music and the stories behind each album, this inclusive reference chronicles the history and development of heavy metal, including sub-movements such as death metal, speed metal, and hair metal, illustrated with the iconic covers and archive photographs.

Essential reading for metal heads and hard rock fans everywhere.

Author Paul Elliott started writing about rock in 1985 as a contributor to Sounds, and has since worked for Kerrang!, Q, Vox, Heat, Blender (US), Metal Hammer and various other titles. His books include the first biography of Guns N’ Roses (published by Hamlyn), and Star Man, the autobiography of rock bodyguard Michael Francis (published by Simon & Schuster). Paul currently writes for Classic Rock and MOJO.

Rock
Rock
Rock
Rock
ACDC
Art Deco City
Arts and Crafts
The Art of Protest
Are You Smarter Than A Baby Boomer?
Are You Smarter Than a Millennial?
Bauhaus Women
Bowie Album by Album
Classic Queen
Clint
The Cure : A Perfect Dream
Debbie Harry And Blondie
Depeche Mode
Einstein
Elton John
Foo Fighters
The Forking Trolley
Freddie Mercury
Guns N' Roses
Rock
Hitchcock's Heroines
Joan Baez
Lee Miller's War
Leonard Cohen
London Art Deco
Mick Rock Exposed
Neil Young
No Direction Home
Portraits in Fashion
Psychedelia
Radiohead
Ridley Scott
Rubbish Seaside
Scorsese
Springsteen
Spielberg
Stephen King At The Movies
Tarantino
The Centre of the Earth
Mars
Woody Allen
William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home
Woodstock