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Current Rock Biog Endeavours

June 21, 2013

I’ve got four books in various stages of post production nearing publication and I’m currently working through the first draft of a biography on the early years of a certain heavy metal band, which is due for publication early next year. It’s already more than twice the size of my previous early years books on Metallica and AC/DC. This book, though, will be published via Soundcheck Books under a different sub-title than early years.


Details on my forthcoming books on UFO, Pantera, ZZ Top and Bon Jovi are on Amazon.


Check out my author’s page:


In the summer I’m also going to publish a book through Amazon’s self-publishing arm, Createspace. This will be the first time I‘ve used Createspace but it seems to be the way to go. I know a few authors who actually make more money from Createpsace than they do from “real” publishers. It’s a funny time for publishers and writers.


My next published book is…



Published by Soundcheck Books


UFO are one of heavy rock’s most influential groups, admired by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam and Slash from Guns N Roses, amongst others. Albums like Lights Out, Obsession and Strangers In The Night have all achieved classic status.

The list of musicians who have passed through their ranks reads like a Who’s Who of rock: Pete Way (God bless him), Michael Schenker, Larry Wallis, Bernie Marsden, Paul Chapman, Billy Sheehan, Jason Bonham, Aynsley Dunbar and more, have all done time in one of the most enduring, and endearing, bands.

Using extensive research and first hand interviews, top metal writer Neil Daniels traces UFO s history from their space rock roots in 1969 through to the present day, as the band, with original member Phil Mogg, just keep on rocking. The book contains a wealth of anecdotes about a group renowned for partying as hard as they rock and doing nothing by halves.

High Stakes & Dangerous Men includes a foreword by the American broadcaster and author Eddie Trunk and an afterword by British rock journalist Peter Makowski.

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