Stephen Davis


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Stephen Davis is is a rock journalist and biographer, having written numerous bestsellers on rock bands, including the smash hit Hammer of the Gods. He lives in Boston.

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Average rating: 3.92 · 30,355 ratings · 1,889 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
Hammer of the Gods

3.85 avg rating — 11,546 ratings — published 1985 — 21 editions
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Jim Morrison: Life, Death, ...

4.12 avg rating — 3,779 ratings — published 2004 — 28 editions
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Gold Dust Woman: A Biograph...

3.66 avg rating — 3,188 ratings12 editions
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Watch You Bleed: The Saga o...

3.76 avg rating — 2,031 ratings — published 2008 — 19 editions
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Old Gods Almost Dead: The 4...

3.95 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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More Room in a Broken Heart...

3.31 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles...

3.55 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Bob Marley: Conquering Lion...

4.39 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1984 — 12 editions
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Walk This Way: The Autobiog...

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4.02 avg rating — 3,621 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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“While the sound mixing was underway, Bonzo was on the loose, taking care of buisness his own way. One night he showed up backstage at a Deep Purple concert at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Bonzo was drunk and in very high spirits, and was wobbling on his feet in the wings when he noticed a free microphone during a lull in the music. Staggering forward, Bonzo walked out onto the stage before the Deep Purple roadies could grab him. The group stopped playing, amazed, as Bonzo grabbed the mike and shouted, 'My name is John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, and I just wanna tell ya that we got a new album comin' out and that it's fuckin' great!!' Then Bonzo turned to leave, but before he went he turned back and gratuitously insulted Deep Purple's guitarist. 'And as far as Tommy Bolin is concerned, he can't play for shit!!”
Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods

“The kids cheered every time the lights went on and a spotlight revealed Jimmy [Page] bowing his electric guitar, eliciting stygian growls and demonic shrieks, as if to draw the Dark One from his lair in hell. Invariably, some of the more astute of Led Zeppelin's listeners realized that what they were watching was in part a magic show.”
Stephen Davis, LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour

“Jim Morrison: I’ve always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. I like ideas about the breaking away or overthrowing of established order. I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos—especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom. External revolt is a way to bring about internal freedom. Rather than starting inside, I start outside—reach the mental through the physical.”
Stephen Davis

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