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Rockin’ With The Hacks

November 14, 2013

I’ve always enjoyed reading the ex-Kerrang! scribes like Derek Oliver, Paul Suter and Dave Reynolds. I’m not old enough to have read them back in the eighties but have discovered their writings through back issues. I’ve got an entire bookcase filled with rock/metal magazines from the ‘70s to the present day. Those guys were/are very passionate about music and have encyclopaedic knowledge’s of rock and metal. That kind of enthusiasm comes across to the reader better than a few well written sentences, if you know what I mean. Some writers try to be too clever and are more interested in themselves than the music they’re meant to be writing about, but with those guys you could tell it was the music that matters.

Rock N Roll Sinners Volume I Front Cover FINAL  Rock N Roll Sinners Volume I Full Cover FINAL

They’re interviewed in Rock N Roll Sinners Vol I along with fellow ex-Kerrang! scribes Neil Jeffries, Dante Bonutto, Dave Dickson, Malcolm Dome and Howard Johnson. There are 65 writers in total. I also like Martin Popoff – as every other metal writer does – because he is also very passionate and knowledgeable and, with Martin, he intellectualises a style of music (classic rock/metal) that has been derided for years and that, I think, is very admirable. There should be more writers like him. It is an honour to have Martin write a foreword to Volume I.

Rock N Roll Sinners Volume II Front Cover FINAL  Rock N Roll Sinners Volume II Full Cover FINAL

Likewise it is an honour to have had Mick Wall write a foreword to Volume II of the Rock N Roll Sinners series which includes interviews with Phil Alexander, Harry Doherty, Robyn Doreian, Gerri Miller, Ray Van Horn, JR. Doug Van Pelt and Jon Hotten et al.

Rock And Roll Sinners Volume III Front Cover  Rock And Roll Sinners Volume III Full Cover FINAL

When I first started (even now) Joel McIver has been very helpful. He’d given me some advice and some email addys of a few publishers, and told me what to do and what not to do in a world where there are lots of people trying to screw you over. He is one of the good guys. He is, of course, very successful now and rightly so. Joel is a very good writer and is also passionate and committed. I’ve also learned about music writing and publishing from reading interviews with other writers either online or in magazines which is the whole reason behind the Rock N Roll Sinners trilogy. These book will tell you what you need to know! Joel penned a foreword to Volume III which also features interviews with Chris Charlesworth, Kirk Blows, Mick Middles, Kris Needs and Dave Thompson. Combined all three volumes reach almost 200 interviews.

If you wanna learn about the life of a rock writer these books will tell you everything. The good, the bad and the ugly.

 

The books are for sale on Amazon in paperback and eBook.

 

VOLUME I

AMAZON UK –

(Paperback): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Roll-Sinners-Scribes-Press/dp/1492163341/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421464&sr=1-3&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

(eBook): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-N-Roll-Sinners-I-ebook/dp/B00EVU1KZE/ref=sr_1_3_bnp_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421479&sr=1-3&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

AMAZON US –

(Paperback):http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Roll-Sinners-Scribes-Press/dp/1492163341/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421642&sr=1-1&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

(eBook):http://www.amazon.com/Rock-N-Roll-Sinners-I-ebook/dp/B00EVU1KZE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1384421642

 

VOLUME II

AMAZON UK –

(Paperback): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Roll-Sinners-Scribes-Press/dp/1492242705/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421544&sr=1-2&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

(eBook): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-N-Roll-Sinners-II-ebook/dp/B00EZOJ2QU/ref=sr_1_2_bnp_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421555&sr=1-2&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

AMAZON US –

(Paperback):http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Roll-Sinners-Scribes-Press/dp/1492242705/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421642&sr=1-3&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

(eBook):http://www.amazon.com/Rock-N-Roll-Sinners-II-ebook/dp/B00EZOJ2QU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-3&qid=1384421642

 

VOLUME III

AMAZON UK –

(Paperback): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Roll-Sinners-Scribes-Press/dp/1492242845/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421592&sr=1-1&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

(eBook): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-N-Roll-Sinners-III-ebook/dp/B00FEI3IPM/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421604&sr=1-1&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

AMAZON US –

(Paperback):http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Roll-Sinners-Scribes-Press/dp/1492242845/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384421642&sr=1-2&keywords=rock+n+roll+sinners

(eBook): http://www.amazon.com/Rock-N-Roll-Sinners-III-ebook/dp/B00FEI3IPM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1384421642

 

 

 

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