Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reads “Stick Man” On BBC


Following in the footsteps of last year’s reading of “The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas“, Lars Ulrich was invited back to the BBC to spread more holiday cheer by telling the children’s classic “Stick Man” by Julia Donaldson earlier this week. Continue reading


Bruce Dickinson Kicks Off His Book Tour In New York


 

It was a packed house of 400+ fans last night at Book Revue bookstore in Huntington, NY as fans descended on the sleepy Long Island town to participate in Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickenson’s first stop of his US book tour. Bruce is coming to the fans in intimate settings and local bookshops to promote his autobiography What Does This Button Do? Out now via HarperNonFiction. Bruce spoke for over an hour, curated a hilarious slideshow of images and stories from his life and the book, read a chapter aloud, conducted a Q and A segment, and signed autographs for fans.Continue reading


Bruce Dickinson Announces U.S. Book Tour For “What Does This Button Do?”


Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson will be releasing his long awaited memoir, “What Does This Button Do?,” on October 19th via HarperNonFiction, and it’s going to be quite the read. Here’s the official synopsis: “In “What Does This Button Do?”, Bruce (a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life) shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his thirty years with Iron Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realising his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer. Dickinson is so much more than the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet. A rock icon, a true renaissance man, Bruce has been, and remains, a man of legend.

To celebrate its release, the legend has announced a U.S. book tour, where he will talk about writing the memoir, read excerpts, answer fans questions, and more.Continue reading


So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield


If you know me at all, you know that Metallica is my favorite band of all time, and you know that James Hetfield is one of the biggest inspirations in my life. It’s been that way ever since I first heard Master Of Puppets in the hallways of my middle school, and the love for this band is still as strong today. When I heard that Mark Eglinton was working on the first and only biography of James Hetfield, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve followed Hetfield’s career more than most, and any chance I have to learn more is a welcomed opportunity. While this book did not tell me anything that I didn’t already know, because I’m as die-hard at they come, it’s still a brilliant look into one of heavy metal’s most important icons. Continue reading


Corey Taylor To Release His New Book America 51 In August


We’ve known for a while that Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor would be releasing a new book this year, and now the full details have been revealed. Continue reading


Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Running Social Media Contest


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In conjunction with Joe Perry of Aerosmith’s new book, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, out now via Simon & Schuster, they will be running a social media contest, with one winner receiving a person, five minute phone call from Perry himself.

Here is the info:

Calling all AEROSMITH fans.

How does a phone call from JOE PERRY sound?

The New York Times best-selling author is staging a social media contest whereby one lucky winner will receive a personal, five-minute phone call from the AEROSMITH co-founder. To qualify for the contest, entrants need to pose holding their copy of ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, show where they display it in your home, lean it against their favorite guitar, let their pet curl up with it for a nap, really…anything goes (but keep it clean, please). Other prizes include two second prize winners will each get a “Rock Your World” t-shirt and a bottle of “Rock Your World” sauce signed by Joe, while three third prize winners will each get a bottle of “Rock Your World” sauce also signed by Joe. Snap a quick photo and post it on Twitter (@JoePerry) or Instagram (@JoePerryOfficial), be sure to hashtag #JoePerryROCKS between Tuesday, November 25 and Friday, December 5 at midnight (ET) for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random and announced the week of December 8.