Cold Bassist Lindsay Manfredi Releases New Book “Unfuckwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery”

Cold bassist Lindsay Manfredi has released a new book titled “Unfuckwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery.” You can purchase a signed copy for a limited time at eqxshop.com. Here’s a description of the book:

“This is bassist, Lindsay Manfredi’s, debut book that focuses on the Law of Attraction, as she shares her story to help make a difference in people’s lives… From everyday life, growing up in the midwest to getting her dream gig in her favorite band, Cold, UNFUCKWITHABLE is a must read for anyone willing to get real with themselves about who they are and what they want to do.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Working On New Coffee Table Book Composed Of Insane Quotes From His Bandmate M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has had an interesting way of saying things over the years and it appears his bandmate Corey Taylor has actually been documenting his ramblings. In fact, during a recent interview with Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talk With Beez,” Taylor even said that he is working on a coffee table book featuring a number of insane quotes from Crahan.

Taylor said the following while discussing Crahan’s “Electric Theater” podcast:

“Far being from me to cast aspersions for talking too much… [Laughs] But it’s going to be interesting to see if he can let somebody get a word in edge-wise because he and I compete sometimes to see who can talk the most. [Laughs] But the great thing about Clown, and people who know him will back me up on this is his – god, how do I phrase it – his liberal use of changing phrases that we’ve all used for years, and basically bending them to his will.

“I’ve been keeping a list of things that he has said over the years, his style with the English language is something to be admired and the world is really going to get a taste of unfiltered Clown, which is great, I love it – because it just means people are gonna understand when I put the book out, it’s gonna be amazing. He already knows that I’m doing a book, it’s gonna be a coffee table book, and it’s called ‘These Words Mean Nothing,’ and that’s his title, by the way, that’s the name of the book right now, that’s what it’s gonna be. I’ve been keeping a list for over 20 years now, and it is quite a long of just the crazy stuff that he has said over the years, like the way he will change a saying, and it feels like he messed it up, but he’ll repeat it, and be like, ‘Well, this is actually what I meant.’ And I’m like, ‘Ah, you’re so full of it.’ His mind is so creative that it’s gonna be great to hear him talk.”

[via MetalSucks]

“Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography” To Be Released In October

A new Thin Lizzy visual biography, simply titled “Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography,” will be released on October 2 via Wymer Publishing. Those who pre-order the book by August 1 will have a chance to get their names printed on a dedicated fan page.

Here’s a description of the book:

“If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish photographic book, look no further than Thin Lizzy. With their origins going back to the late sixties, by 1971 with the first album release, Lizzy’s journey really began.Incredibly no one has published a visual biography before, but now that has been rectified.

Drawing on several thousand images and items of memorabilia this large format 240-page book is a treasure trove for Thin Lizzy devotees — crammed full of live and off stage shots that portray the band’s journey through the decades. It also includes loads of super cool memorabilia including backstage passes, gig posters, media adverts and much more, all reproduced on high quality art paper. This is one future collector’s item that every self-respecting Lizzy fan will want to own.Rounding it off, Thin Lizzy A Visual Biography is topped and tailed with 20,000 words by Lizzy biographer and world-renowned rock author Martin Popoff.

With a Phil Lynott documentary Songs For While I’m Away due to hit the silver screen in the Autumn, this lavish book will prove to be the perfect companion and a valuable addition to any fan’s collection.”

Metallica’s James Hetfield To Release New Coffee Table Book “Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield”

Metallica’s James Hetfield will be releasing a new coffee table book, titled “Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield,” on July 28. The effort, which will focus on the frontman‘s car collection, can be pre-ordered HERE. Members of the band’s fan club will also have a chance to get a limited edition box set HERE.

Here’s a description of the book:

“Not only is James Hetfield Metallica’s vocalist and guitarist, he also enjoys another lifelong passion: restoring and customizing classic cars into magnificent pieces of automotive art. From his own creations such as the Skyscraper to the Aquarius, to the Black Pearl and beyond, Hetfield’s collection of beautifully reimagined classic cars is truly stunning.

For the first time, James is opening up his garage and inviting readers to dive under the hood of some of these internationally lauded classics. Featuring dynamic, specially commissioned photography done by Scott Williamson at Photodesign Studios and insight from Hetfield into their creation, this book is a unique opportunity to learn about Papa Het’s passion for creating bespoke classic cars.”

Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) To Release First Book “Wicked Words And Epic Tales”

Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) has announced that he will be releasing his first book, “Wicked Words And Epic Tales,” through his new publishing company Wicked Words, LLC. Pre-orders are available via Kickstarter.

The following description was shared on Facebook:

“Iced Earth founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer announces the release of his first book, Wicked Words and Epic Tales. The book is the debut release from Schaffer and his new publishing company Wicked Tales, LLC and is the first of many original concepts planned for future release by Schaffer.

Wicked Words and Epic Tales is a collection of lyrics, interviews and pages of artwork that Schaffer’s work has inspired throughout the years. The book is an anthology of lyrics from Schaffer that span his 35 years in making music in various projects including Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Sons of Liberty and Purgatory. The book comes in 2 unique covers: one created by Jonboy Meyers and another by Jim Balent and Roy Young and is over 200 pages. The coffee table art book also features original drawings from some of the most notable artists including Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Monte Moore and numerous others. The book also features an audio CD of 15 tracks that is exclusively available with the purchase of the deluxe edition book. Dubbed “A Narrative Soundscape” by Schaffer, these recordings are a completely re-imagined delivery of the lyrics of Iced Earth songs created exclusively for this release. Longtime collaborator Jim Morris worked with Jon Schaffer of these versions. Fans can pre-order Wicked Words and Epic Tales at https://tinyurl.com/WWETKickstarter.”

Schaffer himself added:

“I wanted to put something together that would be a truly unique experience not only for the fans of my bands, but for newcomers as well.”

“Wicked Words And Epic Tales” will feature the following tracks:

01. “Dystopia” (A Narrative Soundscape)
02. “Declaration Day” (A Narrative Soundscape)
03. “Wolf” (A Narrative Soundscape)
04. “Dante’s Inferno” (A Narrative Soundscape)
05. “Melancholy” (Holy Martyr) (A Narrative Soundscape)
06. “Dracula” (A Narrative Soundscape)
07. “Raven Wing” (A Narrative Soundscape)
08. “Angels Holocaust” (A Narrative Soundscape)
09. “The Clouding” (A Narrative Soundscape)
10. “Something Wicked Trilogy” (A Narrative Soundscape)
11. “Watching Over Me” (A Narrative Soundscape)
12. “Seven Headed Whore” (A Narrative Soundscape)
13. “Damien” (A Narrative Soundscape)
14. “A Question Of Heaven” (A Narrative Soundscape)
15. “Come What May” (A Narrative Soundscape)

It will also feature work from the following artists:

  • Jim Balent
  • Jonboy Meyers
  • Roy Young
  • David Newman-Stump
  • Todd McFarlane
  • Greg Capullo
  • Tim Vigil
  • Monte Moore
  • Danny Miki
  • Sun Khamunaki
  • John Gallagher
  • Emile Levaique
  • Richard Ortiz
  • John Giang
  • Felipe Machado
  • Jamie Tyndall
  • Dylan Andrews
  • Lucio Parrillo
  • Travis Smith
  • Nathan Perry
  • Leo Hao
  • Eliran Kantor
  • Axel Herman

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Pens Foreword For New Book On 1980s Hard Rock And Hair Metal “Nothin’ But A Good Time”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has written the foreword to a new book titled “Nothin’ But A Good Time.” The effort, which focuses on the history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal, will be released on March 16, 2021 via St. Martin’s Press.

The following description of the book was shared on Amazon:

“1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated―and maybe even helped to define―a spectacularly over-the-top decade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Mötley Crüe’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac-Man, and E.T.

From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-Platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Nothin’ But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it.

Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N’ Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and many more, this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era―one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin’ but a good time…and found it.”

“Pearl Jam: Art Of Do The Evolution” Book To Be Released In October

A new book focusing on Pearl Jam’s 1998 video for “Do The Evolution” is set to be released on October 6 via IDW Publishing. The 200-page hardcover book, which is titled “Pearl Jam: Art Of Do The Evolution,” is currently available to pre-order from various retailers including Amazon.

Here’s a description of the book:

“See the art that helped create the Grammy Award Nominated music video Do the Evolution by legendary band Pearl Jam, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductee.

Drawing inspiration from the Grammy Award nominated music video of the same name, Do the Evolution takes fans inside this unforgettable work of art. Directed by visionary comics legend Todd McFarlane (Spawn) and veteran animator Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series), this achievement in animation told a graphic and dark history of the world in four gripping minutes and is widely considered one of the best music videos of all time.

Now, the full story of the making of this historic video will be told. Lushly illustrated by the video’s striking animation cells with never before seen storyboards and designs from the video, the video’s co-producer, Joe Pearson, will guide readers through the fascinating process of bringing the band’s vision to life in this one-of-a-kind art book.”

McFarlane said the following in the book’s introduction:

“The history of mankind in as condensed a version as you will ever see. In this book, you’ll see and read about some of the process of how we pulled off such a Herculean task… It’s filled with so many wonderful examples of how dozens of creative people come together to put together what would soon become a Grammy-nominated video.”

Pearson commented as well:

“Being able to produce this seminal animated video at my studio for Pearl Jam and to work with super talents like Eddie Vedder, Todd McFarlane and Kevin Altieri was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And then to see the positive and continuing worldwide reaction of millions of fans to our group effort was the icing on this dense cake of edgy music and animation.”

Justin Eisinger, IDW’s editorial director of graphic novels and collections, added:

“Pearl Jam’s ‘Do The Evolution’ brings the threat of man’s quest for domination into stark, relatable terms, a theme that remains at the forefront of current conversation. Filled with bold imagery and layered visual storytelling that accentuates the already searing lyrics, McFarlane and Altieri created a video that spans the history of mankind. And now their groundbreaking work can be fully appreciated in this in-depth, behind-the-scenes book that explores how it all came together.”

Ulver To Release New Album “Flowers Of Evil” & New Book “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story” In August

Ulver have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “Flowers Of Evil,” on August 28. With this news, the band have also revealed that their new book, “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story,” will be released on the same day. Here’s the cover art and track listing for “Flowers Of Evil”:

“Flowers Of Evil” Track Listing:

01. “One Last Dance”
02. “Russian Doll”
03. “Machine Guns And Peacock Feathers”
04. “Hour Of The Wolf”
05. “Apocalypse 1993”
06. “Little Boy”
07. “Nostalgia”
08. “A Thousand Cuts”

Ulver said the following about the record:

“In the midst of the forest, the floor is littered with monstrous heads and mythical figures, frozen in torturous combat or threatened by wild beasts. A dragon fights a dog and a wolf. A lion sinks its teeth into the fire-breathing monster’s chest.

This sacred grove, near Bomarzo in Lazio, Italy, reveals the nightmare vision of Vicino Orsini, a sixteenth century nobleman. It’s a forest of symbols, suggesting a civilisation overrun by the beasts, demons and monsters of the primordial world. Soon after Orsini’s death, trees began to close in on these many peculiar beings, and green moss would eventually seize them. Slowly, nature finished what he had started.

‘Flowers of Evil‘, the new studio album from ‘Ulver‘, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Visions similar to those of Orsini come to mind, as untamed life abounds…”

They also added the following about “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story”:

“We’ve been talking about making a book – the Ulver story – for years. First for our 15th anniversary, then for our 20th anniversary, and now, after well over a quarter of a century, the time has come. We’ve been riding this beast for the greater part of our lives, and the future is not what it used to be.”

Akashic Books Release New Children’s Book Based On Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

Akashic Books have released a new children’s book based on the lyrics for Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” You can purchase that at akashicbooks.com. Here’s a description of the book:

“‘We’re Not Gonna Take It.’ is a playful picture book echoing 1980s hair band Twisted Sister’s most popular antiestablishment anthem. As part of their triple-platinum album ‘Stay Hungry,’ ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ spent fifteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching number twenty-one. With lyrics by Dee Snider and illustrations by Margaret McCartney, this picture book follows three toddlers on a mission to defy their parents, whether it be lunchtime, bath time, or bedtime. ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is a story both parents and children can relate to, and a song they can enjoy together.”

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith To Release Fishing Memoir “Monsters Of River & Rock”

Iron Maiden guitarist and fisherman Adrian Smith has announced that he will be releasing a new fishing memoir called “Monsters Of River & Rock.” The book will be released on September 3 via Virgin Books.

The following description of the book was posted on ironmaiden.com:

“Adrian got hooked on fishing as a child growing up in East London, plundering ponds and bomb craters on the Hackney Marshes for newts and sticklebacks and catching perch from the Grand Union Canal whilst on outings with his father.

And then things began to get more exotic.

The young angling enthusiast grew up to become lead guitarist in one of the most successful rock bands in history, and started travelling the world playing to millions of fans. But once a fisherman, always a fisherman. The gear went with him, the fish got bigger, the adventures more extreme.

Welcome to the world of Adrian Smith, as he clocks in to his day job furthering the geographical boundaries of hard rock, and clocks off to explore far-flung rivers, seas, waterways, lakes and pools on his fearless quest for fishing nirvana. His first sturgeon was a whopping 100 pounder from Canada’s swirling Fraser River that nearly wiped him out mid-Maiden tour. And how about the close shave with a large shark off the Virgin Islands whilst wading waist-deep for bonefish? Not to mention an enviable list of specimen coarse fish from the UK.

Over to Adrian, to take you on his lifetime’s adventure as a rock pioneer on the final frontier of fishing.

‘Monsters Of River & Rock’ will be released on September 3rd in the UK and Ireland, with more countries to follow. We’re also working on some special editions of the book which we’ll let you know about in due course.”