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Appetite for Destruction

Appetite for Destruction

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Is it possible to write literately and intelligently about heavy metal music? The answer: a resounding yes. And it s a lot of fun. - The Sydney Morning Herald

With his new tome, Wall s own sterling history in the biz is on show. It's a collection of Wall's interviews from the 1980's heyday of Kerrang! See how this stuff is meant to be done folks. - The Brag

The interest lies in the book's evocation of a time when hard rock was inseparable from hard living and devastation. Wall has enough ironic distance on it all to offer some interesting and amusing material. - The Age

Beer-stained, ash-flecked rock reporting at its best. Rock journalism the way it should be. - The Daily Telegraph

Mick Wall was the founding editor of Classic Rock Magazine. He's the author of numerous music titles, including books on Iron Maiden, Don Arden, Axl Rose, Led Zeppelin and John Peel. He ghosted XS All Areas: The Autobiography of Status Quo and is a former DJ on Capital Radio.

Whether it's hanging around with Marillion's Fish in Berlin, seeing Whitesnake fail to ignite 1985's Rock in Rio, talking through old times with Jimmy Page in his Berkshire pile or following Ozzy Osbourne to Moscow, there isn't a rock luminary that Wall hasn't cross-examined or kept the flame burning with at some point over the last thirty years.

Here, amongst several pieces, he catches Lars Ullrich just on the cusp of world domination; has dinner with Ritchie Blackmore on the eve of a Deep Purple comeback; and is up all night in LA with W. Axl Rose.

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION gathers together Wall's journalism for Kerrang!, for whom he was the star writer in their eighties heyday. It also features brand-new introductions to all the pieces, written with maybe less hair but also the benefit of twenty years' hindsight.