By Kirk Blows

Ex-Metal Hammer editor Kirk Blows shares never-before-published stories of rock'n'roll lunacy, giving readers an exclusive backstage pass to a chaotic world of sex, drugs and spandex, and taking us behind-the-scenes with heavy metal's biggest, baddest (and often drunkest) names.

Join Kirk as he; sips spiked soup with Ozzy Osbourne, shares a stage with Metallica, feels the wrath of Motörhead, hits the hotel bar with Lynyrd Skynyrd, talks dirty with Status Quo, crosses sexual paths with Kiss, acts as a therapist for Henry Rollins, scores an invite to Iron Maiden's house, gets to grips with Alice Cooper's split personality, discusses fame and fortune with Pearl Jam, enjoys candid conversation with Queen. Featuring exclusive encounters with rock legends such as Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Black Crowes, UFO, Paradise Lost, Hawkwind, Meat Loaf and Guns N' Roses among others, Hammered: Heavy Tales from the Hard-Rock Highway is a unique collection of adventures, anecdotes and interview experiences that noisily explores the stairways to heaven and highways to hell. 

192 pages / 30 photos
230 x 155mm
ISBN 978 0 85965 485 2