Louder Than Hell Book: Veteran Writers Pen Heavy Metal Oral History
Turman and Wiederhorn dug deep into their extensive list of contacts to uncover never- before-heard stories, eye-opening admissions and the truth behind metal's most explosive legends.
The book's introduction was penned by Scott Ian of Anthrax and its afterword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest.
The many musicians interviewed for Louder Than Hell offer their take on their influences, touring, the music business and songwriting, as well as their often-traumatic upbringings, battles with substance abuse and bizarre sexual exploits. Industry insiders (including managers, record label executives, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, journalists and porn stars) provide additional insight.
Wiederhorn is a senior writer for Revolver, the former editor of MTV2's HeadbangersBlog.com, and has been on staff at Rolling Stone, MTV News and Guitar Magazine. Jon's second book, an authorized biography of Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen is scheduled for release in July, 2013. Oh yeah, Wiederhorn has also contributed to Noisecreep throughout the years.
Katherine Turman produces the syndicated radio show Nights with Alice Cooper, and was formerly producer of Rockline. She was the editor of RIP magazine, a columnist for Metal Hammer, Guitar One and Bam, a music producer on the Sharon Osbourne Show, and has been published in the Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Revolver, Guitar World, SPIN, Amazon.com and more.
Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal will arrive in stores on May 14 via HarperCollins.