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Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

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From the author of the celebrated classic Louder Than Hell comes an oral history of the badass Heavy Metal lifestyle―the debauchery, demolition, and headbanging dedication―featuring metalhead musicians from Black Sabbath and Judas Priest to Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot to Disturbed, Megadeth, Throwdown and more.

In his song “You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll” Ozzy Osbourne
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Diversion Books
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Diane Hernandez
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
What does Raising Hell mean to you? I thought it would be stories of raucous life on the road in a rock band. Kind of a modern Almost Famous.

What I got? Braggy “true” stories from artists and bands most people will not recognize. I’ve hung out with punk and rock bands. Some stories of drinking/drugging too much, breaking everything, and generally making bad decisions seem highly likely to have happened. But many sound like hazily remembered, and suspiciously favorable, dreams from the past.
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Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I remember how much fun hearing about the off stage antics of some of my favorite bands in the 60's and 70's! The Kinks brother's Ray and Dave would routinely beat the day lights out of each other, even during concerts! Led Zepplin had some truly strange groupie encounters.... The Who's drummer, Keith Moon, was seriously a mad man. So, of course, I had to read this one! I wasn't disappointed (Rock will never let you down with tales from the road ((and off road))). It's filled with some of the ...more
Wendi Manning
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was so much fun! Not all the stories were the most cheerful, but that’s rock and roll! The people interviewed for this book cover the metal spectrum from hair metal to death metal.

I enjoyed the author’s other book and went into this book with high hopes and this exceeded them.

Thanks to NetGalley for the copy of this one! Sooo good!
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