Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal
Everybody has heard of “heavy metal” but is there such a thing as “light metal?” Do the guys in Slipknot ever regret their choice of mask? Who gets blamed for the Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration? Hard-hitting questions like those can be answered when authors John Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman gather to discuss their new book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal. The hefty tome took more than twenty-five years to compile and is nearly 750 pages long, boasting conversations with members of Slayer, Judas Priest and everybody’s favorite leather-clad satirists - Spinal Tap. For extra street cred, the two authors will be joined by perennial heavy metal talking head Scott Ian of Anthrax. Expect a lot of tattered tour t-shirts in the audience. Sleeves optional.