Stephen Davis

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 · 23,963 ratings · 1,417 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
Hammer of the Gods

3.83 avg rating — 9,709 ratings — published 1985 — 18 editions
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Jim Morrison: Life, Death, ...

4.10 avg rating — 3,279 ratings — published 2004 — 27 editions
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Watch You Bleed: The Saga o...

3.73 avg rating — 1,774 ratings — published 2008 — 17 editions
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Gold Dust Woman: A Biograph...

3.53 avg rating — 933 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Old Gods Almost Dead: The 4...

3.96 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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More Room in a Broken Heart...

3.24 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles...

3.48 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Bob Marley: Conquering Lion...

4.36 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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Walk This Way: The Autobiog...

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4.03 avg rating — 3,267 ratings — published 1997 — 6 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

“Rock was different from rock and roll. Rock was virtuosic and adult, as opposed to popsy and teenaged. Rock and roll was apolitical and fun, while rock was "heavy" and often political, creating vistas of psychic energy that carried beyond the music itself and into radical politics and art.”
Stephen Davis

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