The starkly honest and revealing memoir by Pantera bassist Rex Brown about his time in one of the most influential and enduringly popular bands in heavy metal history, offering Brown's shocking personal insight into a band that had swapped the grimy clubs of Texas for arenas around the world but whose story would ultimately be touched by tragedy. Few heavy metal acts survived the turmoil of the early 1990s music scene. The rise of grunge and alternative rock meant that many of them broke up - or were forced underground. Some even tried to adopt the prevailing fashions of the day, with disastrous results.
Pantera were different. Instead of humoring the market, they instead demanded that the audience come to them by releasing a series of fiercely uncompromising - and platinum-selling albums, such as "Vulgar Display of Power" and "Far Beyond Driven"; the latter a Number 1 Billboard- chart- topping monster and both of which shifted millions of copies on the back of little or no airplay on radio or MTV.
Rex Brown's memoir is the definitive account of life inside one of rock's biggest bands and one that succeeded against all the odds - but whose career would ultimately end in tragedy when their iconic lead guitarist, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, was murdered on stage by a deranged fan. It's also a touching personal journey, unashamedly holding up a mirror to some of the less glamorous aspects of superstardom in a manner rarely tackled in modern memoirs.
'Official Truth…' is the first and only lucid account of the events surrounding one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history and Rex Brown is the surviving member best qualified to put those incredible years of fame and excess into context.
The first and only biography of James Hetfield, front-man of Metallica - arguably the biggest heavy metal band on the planet. Featuring never -seen-before interviews with friends and colleagues from all eras of Hetfield's incredible career as well as rare photographs from insider sources, 'James Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallica's Door' is that rare kind of biography that will appeal to ardent fans and casual observers alike. Available in several foreign language editions including French, Greek, Bulgarian and Finnish.
...The Wolf At Metallica's Door comes as close as any book could possibly get to revealing the man behind the snarl...(RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE)
...with the long list of metal legends adding their stories of James, you really get a sense of who he was, and who he has become now. In all honesty, this book really makes this larger than life icon more human... (Skulls N Bones)
...'The Wolf at Metallica's Door' depicts a human story worthy of a novel, and will have you laughing, welling up and wanting more...(SUBBACULTCHA)
Confessions Of A Heretic is the forthright and erudite memoir of the front man and driving force behind the Polish heavy-metal group Behemoth, currently at the top of their game following the release of their 2014 US Top 40 album The Satanist.
Three Degrees of Law has been acclaimed by professors nationally, not merely as a book for attorneys and law students. The concise guide focuses on how to be a happy and successful professional. Students will appreciate candid advice from highly regarded attorney Harlan York on how to determine if law practice is for them, and why law school has great value, even if they never "practice" law. Investment in legal education has lifelong benefit in a type of thought process.
Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game – and how close he came to losing his life.
Few players in the history of the game have had as illustrious a career as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh.