Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

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Rock bands by nature tend to feature larger-than-life characters as part of the “rock star” experience, so you’d expect the onstage and backstage stories of heavy metal bands to be even more bizarre, outrageous, or notorious than usual. And you would be absolutely right.

The stories featured in Raising Hell, told by the musicians themselves, cover everything from starting out and where they found their inspiration to the rigors of touring, fighting for opportunities, fighting with your bandmates, literally fighting, and of course, the rock star unholy trinity of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. (There’s even a chapter or two dedicated to gross-out moments.)

The entire experience from dreams and success to the high points and low are covered in an oral history format that allows for first-hand accounts and personality galore. These are legends in their own words, sharing stories you’ve probably never read before. (Even as a metal fan, there were entire bands I’d never heard of before.)

It’s a no-holds-barred multi-stage extravaganza, hilarious and horrifying in equal measure. Go onstage and behind the scenes with adventures any rock n’ roll or heavy metal fan should not miss.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 480 pages
Publisher Diversion Books
Publish Date 1/7/2020
ISBN 9781635766493
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Issue September 2020
Category Music & Movies


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