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Createspace Titles

October 19, 2013

Here’s a list of my Createspace books so far. I’ve got two more released before Christmas and a handful of others due next year. Keep visiting the blog for details.

 

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AOR Chronicles – Volume 1

Published by Createspace, July 10, 2013; 398 pages; ISBN: 978-1490942124

AOR Chronicles is the first volume in a series of books detailing some of the most revered AOR albums in the entire annals of rock music. Featuring extensive reviews of albums by Europe, Journey, KISS, April Wine, Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams and Extreme, rock writer Neil Daniels offers a handy reference guide for the AOR fan.

 

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Rock & Metal Chronicles – Volume 1

Published by Createspace, July 12, 2013; 390 pages; ISBN: 978-1490942216

Rock & Metal Chronicles is the first volume in a series of books detailing some of the most popular and revered albums in the entire annals of rock and metal. Featuring extensive reviews of albums by such hard rock and metal titans as AC/DC, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Motörhead and Rob Zombie, rock writer Neil Daniels offers a handy reference guide for the rock fan.

 

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Hard Rock Rebels – Talking With Rock Stars

Published by Createspace, July 25, 2013; 476 pages, ISBN: 978-1491074725

Hard Rock Rebels – Talking With Rock Stars is a bumper sized collection of dozens of interviews author Neil Daniels has conducted over a decade’s worth of rock writing. This 400+ page book features interviews with current and former members of Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Journey, Europe, Saxon, Judas Priest, Thunder, Slade, The Darkness, Scorpions, Queensrÿche and Mötley Crüe, amongst others. Hard Rock Rebels was previously published as Rock ‘N’ Roll Mercenaries Volumes I & II (both out of print) and contains bonus material.

 

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners – Volume I

Published by Createspace, August 30, 2013; 548 pages; ISBN: 978-1492163343

Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners is the first chapter in a trilogy of books featuring insightful and highly entertaining interviews with some of the world’s most successful and respected rock and metal scribes. Ever wondered what it takes to be a rock journalist? In this extensive collection of interviews, seasoned rock author Neil Daniels has interviewed 65 rock and metal journalists from around the world. With a foreword by the revered Canadian metal author and journalist Martin Popoff, Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners is a worthy historical document for the serious enthusiast and can be used as a handy reference guide for the aspiring rock and metal writer. This hefty collection, which was previously published as the critically acclaimed All Pens Blazing – Volume I, makes essential reading for rock and metal heads the world over.

 

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners – Volume II

Published by Createspace, September 2, 2013; 632 pages; ISBN: 978-1492242703

Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners is the second chapter in a trilogy of books featuring insightful and highly entertaining interviews with some of the world’s most successful and respected rock and metal scribes. Ever wondered what it takes to be a rock journalist? In this extensive collection of interviews, seasoned rock author Neil Daniels has interviewed 68 rock and metal journalists from around the world. With a foreword by the revered British author and journalist Mick Wall, Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners – Volume II is a worthy historical document for the serious enthusiast and can be used as a handy reference guide for the aspiring rock and metal writer. This hefty collection, which was previously published as the critically acclaimed All Pens Blazing – Volume II, makes essential reading for rock and metal heads the world over. Volume II features interviews with Phil Alexander, Mick Wall, Dave Thompson, Jaan Uhelszki and Bernard Doe et al. Volume I features interviews with Dave Ling, Malcolm Dome, Dave Reynolds, Derek Oliver, Mark Day, Geoff Barton and Dave Dickson et al.

 

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners – Volume III

Published by Createspace, September 24, 2013; 440 pages; ISBN: 1492242845

Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners is the third and final chapter in a trilogy of books featuring insightful and highly entertaining interviews with some of the world’s most successful and respected rock and metal scribes. Ever wondered what it takes to be a rock journalist? In this extensive collection of interviews, seasoned rock author Neil Daniels has interviewed over 40 rock and metal journalists from around the world. With a foreword by the best-selling British author and journalist Joel McIver, Rock ‘N’ Roll Sinners – Volume III is a worthy historical document for the serious enthusiast and can be used as a handy reference guide for the aspiring rock and metal writer. Volume II features brand new and exclusive interviews with Chris Charlesworth, Sylvie Simmons, Stevie Chick, Kris Needs, Bob Nalbandian, Julian Gill and Mark Yarm, amongst dozens of others. Rock ’N’ Roll Sinners Vols I & II were previously published as All Pens Blazing (out of print). Volume I features interviews with Dave Ling, Malcolm Dome, Dave Reynolds, Derek Oliver, Mark Day, Geoff Barton and Dave Dickson et al. Volume II features interviews with Phil Alexander, Mick Wall, Dave Thompson, Jaan Uhelszki and Bernard Doe et al.

 

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It’s My Life: A (Fictional) Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir

Published by Createspace, August 16, 2013; 488 pages; ISBN: 978-1492122708

This fictional rock ‘n’ roll memoir by acclaimed rock writer Neil Daniels tells the story of Johnny Cannon; an Alice Cooper tribute singer who used to front a band called The Druids, one of the most exciting and distinctive bands of the ‘80s hair metal era. They released two albums (‘The Flight Of The Druids’ and ‘Kingdome Come’) and toured the UK, Europe, America and Japan before calling it a day. Vividly recalled and entertainingly written, this mock rock memoir is filled with hilarious anecdotes, candid diary entries and tales of unrelenting honesty. It is also a moving tribute to a bygone era. Hair metal was big business in the ‘80s until grunge exploded and it consequently became universally derided and hair metal bands became relics of the past. Many bands lost their record deals, folded or suffered constant line-up changes and were reduced to playing in tiny clubs or going back to the real world and working for someone else. They got real jobs. Johnny Cannon was there and he can tell you everything. Johnny Cannon narrates the history of The Druids and the hair metal genre from the early ‘80s to 1991 when everything changed. ‘It’s My Life’ is filled with stories of excess by a former ‘80s rock star turned tribute singer and is Britain’s alternative to Mötley Crüe’s hugely successful band autobiography The Dirt.

 

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One Comment
  1. Nice collection this introduction about this books are force me to buy this books Melogia

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