Touché Amoré To Release “The Art Of Touché Amoré” Book In January

Touché Amoré have announced that they will be releasing a new art book, titled “The Art Of Touché Amoré,” on January 26. Pre-orders are available HERE and fans that purchase it before December 3 will receive a signed card.

A description of the book was shared in a press release:

“THE ART OF TOUCHÉ AMORÉ is a 416-page softcover behemoth that features virtually every bit of art over the band’s now 12-year career, primarily from the hands of band’s guitarist and resident art director/designer Nick Steinhardt.

The book includes artwork from their highly collectible sold-out deluxe album releases alongside the lyrics that inspired. An additional archive section features an expansive catalog of tactile seven-inch releases, tour posters, and merchandise from their beginnings in 2007 to their most recent release, Lament (2020).

Noted indie music writer and longtime Touché Amoré analyst, Ian Cohen wrote the narration for the book and interviewed creative collaborators Ryan Aylsworth (photographer), Anthony Gerace (collage artist), and George Clarke (photographer), while vocalist Jeremy Bolm penned the Introduction, and Steinhardt helmed the foreword.”

Steinhardt added

“Given the number of years we’ve been at this and the limited availability of our most expansive releases, we realized that even some of our most enthusiastic fans either weren’t aware of or haven’t had the chance to see the full vision of our album packages. There is a larger story to tell than just a singular album cover: the intertwining of our music, lyrics and art, inspiration and anecdotes on the creative process, in one thorough volume. I wanted to approach this from the perspective of a completist fan, curious nascent artist, die-hard music lover, print packaging nerd, or all of the above.”

“Judas Priest: A Visual Biography” To Be Released In February

Martin Popoff will be releasing his new book, “Judas Priest: A Visual Biography,” on February 25 via Wymer Publishing. The effort can be pre-ordered HERE and a description of it can be found below:

“A grinding celebration of the metal gods Judas Priest in all their sumptuous glory and written by Martin Popoff with his usual style. This hardback A4 224 page coffee table book is stuffed with the entire fifty plus year history in meticulous timeline order — a rock-hard reference book, with the facts presented mostly soberly and efficiently. This book contains all manner of facts that also takes a detailed look at offshoot bands and side projects throughout the visually stunning pages. A glorious pictorial celebration of the band’s full career in one mighty tome, crammed full of stunning visuals including many previously unpublished photos.”

Mark Lanegan To Detail His “Terrifying” Battle With COVID-19 In New Book “Devil In A Coma”

Mark Lanegan (ex-Screaming Trees, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) will be releasing a new memoir titled “Devil In A Coma” on December 14 via White Rabbit. The book, which was written in vignettes of prose and poetry, will focus on the musician’s “terrifying” battle with COVID-19.

Here’s a synopsis:

“One blindingly bright morning in Ireland in March 2021 Mark Lanegan woke up and walked into the kitchen to pour himself a cup of coffee. Having gone completely deaf during the illness that had been slowly devouring his sick body, he found himself floored with cracked ribs, unable to breathe. His body, burdened with a gigantic dose of COVID-19, was quickly taken to Kerry Hospital with little hope of survival.

Slipping in and out of a coma, Lanegan’s mind and body were left oscillating between life and death, unable to walk or function for several months. As his situation becomes more intolerable over the course of that bleakest of springs he is assaulted by nightmares, visions and regrets about a life lived on the edge of chaos and disorder. He is prompted to consider his predicament and how, in his sixth decade, his lifelong battle with mortality has led to this final banal encounter with a disease that has done for millions, when he has apparently been cheating death for his whole existence.”

Lee Brackstone, publisher of White Rabbit, commented:

“‘Devil In A Coma’ is the latest work by a master of many forms, who has once again made art out of suffering and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Unsparing — of both himself and the world we now find ourselves in — and grotesquely compelling, this book could not be more visceral and intense if it were written in blood.”

In related news, Lanegan’s book publicist has also offered an update on his current condition:

“He has gotten his hearing back now but his health is up and down.”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Is Working On A Children’s Book

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has revealed that he is working on a children’s book. The musician says the effort is “for parents to read to kids about diversity.”

Sixx told The Aquarian Weekly the following:

“Me and my wife are working on a book about this little girl who goes to all of these countries in her imagination. She goes to Africa and she has this little African boy or girl teaching her about that culture, or she goes to England, and then she goes to Wyoming and learns about horses, then goes to Japan and learns about the food and the culture and the language. That is a great idea, and that will come out next year.”

He also added the following in a separate interview with Germany’s Radio Bob!:

“[It’s] for parents to read to kids about diversity and mostly around the last administration. It really bothered me how everybody was so divided. So I figure reading to children is a way to teach them about culture, food, language, differences and how that isn’t a real issue. It’s a positive.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tesla’s Frank Hannon Planning To Work On New Book

Tesla’s Frank Hannon has revealed that he is planning to work on a new book. The guitarist told Rockin’ Metal Revival the following about that:

“Yes, I do have a concept for a book that I’ve been working on in my mind. And the tentative title of it is ‘Modern Day Cowboy’. Because I do a lot of horse activities and I work with a lot of people in a different culture — the true authentic cowboy culture down in Texas. Whether you’re a musician or you’re a cowboy or whatever you are in life, there’s a mentality that goes with staying strong and fighting through adversity, and that’s really the true meaning of a cowboy. So I kind of have that concept in my mind about the book I wanna write.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Decibel Books To Release “Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary”

Decibel Books are planning to release a fully authorized Obituary biography, titled “Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary,” next year. The book, which was written by David E. Gehlke, is available for pre-order and it is expected to ship in January.

Donald Tardy commented:

“This is the first time that we, as a band, have ever officially opened up to the fans. We took a look at the past, remembering how it all began in Tampa. We shared stories from the studio and the road, and also the mayhem throughout our career like it really was: the good, the bad and the ugly. ‘Turned Inside Out’ sets the record straight after 35 years — these are the events that made us who we are and the facts that made it history.”

Here’s a description of the book:

“Tampa, Florida’s Obituary have been a death metal institution since 1984. Guided by the inhuman, if not unfathomably deranged, vocals of John Tardy, the obscenely brutal guitar tone of Trevor Peres and rhythmic brilliance of drummer Donald Tardy, Obituary defined heaviness throughout the 1990s. Their 1989 ‘Slowly We Rot’ and 1990 ‘Cause of Death’ studio albums are undisputed classics, but their live prowess and unwavering dedication to their fans made them one of the metal underground’s most respected bands.

An unexpected five-year hiatus starting in 1998 only saw Obituary’s stature grow when a new generation of bands adopted their sonic trademarks. However, their post-reformation efforts were nearly sidetracked by the perils of the music industry and inter-band tumult. Through the unbreakable bond between the Tardy brothers and Peres, Obituary emerged stronger than ever, entrenched in their rightful position as death metal vanguards.

Penned by David E. Gehlke, author of ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost,’ and featuring a foreword by Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy/ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, ‘Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary’ is the first fully authorized biography of Obituary, providing an unprecedented look into the band’s career through in-depth interviews, studio recollections, road stories and scores of exclusive photos. This 328 page tome available exclusively through dB Books and is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.”

Dave Grohl’s “The Storyteller” Tops The New York Times Best Sellers List

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s new book, “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music,” has topped The New York Times Best Sellers List in the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction category. He said the following about that:

“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would someday be a number one bestselling author, but it’s those same wildest dreams that I’ve followed since the day I picked up a guitar. Honored.”

Rush’s Geddy Lee Planning To Release His Memoir In Fall 2022

Rush’s Geddy Lee has confirmed that he is working on a memoir. The book is expected to be released in fall 2022.

Lee said the following:

“So, how did I kill time during the pandemic? Little did I know that as of March 2020 I’d be locked down for over a year and a half—the longest time I’d spent in Toronto since I was nineteen and hit the Northern Ontario bar circuit with Rush.

Although Nancy and I had to cancel a bunch of adventures we’d been planning, there were some shiny silver linings to be found at home: teaching my grandson the finer points of baseball and birdwatching, tending to my pups (one of whom was quite ill) and spending the evenings with my lovely better half, glass of Armagnac in hand, as we watched every European mystery show ever produced. Oh, and another thing: I began to write. Words, that is.

My friend and collaborator on the Big Beautiful Book of Bass, Daniel Richler, saw how I was struggling in the aftermath of Neil’s passing, and tried coaxing me out of my blues with some funny tales from his youth, daring me to share my own in return. So I did—reluctantly at first, but then remembering, oh yeah, I like wrestling with words. It’s a less physical version of arguing with musical notes, without a Ricky doubleneck breaking my back! And soon my baby-step stories were becoming grownup chapters. Being the nuclear obsessive that I am, I’d write and re-write them, reassessing perspectives in the narrative not just by scouring my memory banks but my diaries and piles of photo albums too. I was piecing together a mystery of a different kind.

I’d then send these improved and even illustrated stories to Daniel, who’d clean up some of the grammar and remove a lot of the swearing (I love to fucking swear), and presto! In a voice that sounded, well, just like me, a presentable, epic-length account of my life on and off the stage was taking shape: my childhood, my family, the story of my parents’ survival, my travels and all sorts of nonsense I’ve spent too much time obsessing over. And Daniel said, “I think you’re writing a book. An actual memoir, in fact.” To which I replied, “Hmm… I guess I am.”

I’m rounding third on this as-of-yet untitled memoir, which will be published by HarperCollins, edited by Noah Eaker, and is scheduled for release in Fall 2022.”

Corey Taylor To Host Virtual Signing Event For Nikki Sixx’s New Book “The First 21”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) will be signing copies of his new book, “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,” during a virtual event for Barnes & Noble on October 18. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will host the event and tickets can be purchased HERE. As previously reported, the aforementioned book will be released on October 19.

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Discusses Upcoming Book “The Storyteller” In New Video

As previously reported, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) will be releasing a new book titled “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” on October 5 via Dey Street Books. Now, the frontman has shared a new video in which he discusses the effort. You can check that out below. The book will feature various stories from the musician’s life and it can be pre-ordered HERE.