Who is Neil Daniels?
I'm a writer based in the North West of England. I've written about rock, metal and pop culture for a wide range of magazines, fanzines and websites.
I've written over two dozen books on music, including acclaimed titles on Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi and Journey. I also co-authored Dawn Of The Metal Gods – My Life In Judas Priest & Heavy Metal with original Judas Priest singer/co-founder Al Atkins. My third book on the mighty Judas Priest is called, Rock Landmarks – Judas Priest's British Steel.
I also compiled and edited an acclaimed duel collection called All Pens Blazing – A Rock & Heavy Metal Writer's Handbook Volumes I & II, which collects over a hundred original and exclusive interviews with some of the world's most famous rock and heavy metal scribes. The series was later republished via Createspace as Rock 'N' Roll Sinners and consists of three separate volumes. My other duel collection, Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries – Interviews With Rock Stars Volumes I & II, consists of over sixty interviews with many well-known rock stars and rock writers. It was later republished via Createspace as Hard Rock Rebels – Talking With Rock Stars.
My books have so far been translated into Brazilian, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Swedish with more foreign titles in the works.
2012 saw the publication of my books on Metallica, Iron Maiden and You Me At Six.
In February 2013, my first book of the year was published: AC/DC – The Early Years With Bon Scott (Independent Music Press). 2013/14 saw the release of my books on AC/DC, Pantera, UFO, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi and Iron Maiden.
It's not just rock 'n' roll. Matthew McConaughey – The Biography was published in November 2014 by John Blake Publishing. 2015 saw the release of more film biographies, including actor Martin Freeman and film director J.J. Abrams.
My Createspace books include AOR Chronicles, Rock & Metal Chronicles, Hard Rock Rebels – Talking With Rock Stars, Rock 'N' Roll Sinners – Volumes I, II & III, Rock Bites, Love It Loud and the fictional rock 'n' roll novel, It's My Life, amongst several more weighty tomes. And then there's a book on former American Idol contestant turned Queen frontman Adam Lambert. Also, In A Dark Room – Exploits Of A Genre Fan collects my articles, features and reviews on books, comics, TV and film and is also published by Createspace. My 'Casual Guide' series (also published by Createspace) includes titles on Neal Schon, Bryan Adams, Richie Sambora, Rob Halford and Brian May.
Further Createspace works are planned for 2017.
Visit the BIBLIOGRAPHY section for information on my published books and upcoming projects.
My reviews, articles and interviews on music and pop culture have been published in The Guardian, Classic Rock Presents AOR, Classic Rock Presents Let It Rock, Rock Sound, Record Collector, Big Cheese, Powerplay, Fireworks, MediaMagazine, Rocktopia.co.uk, GetReadyToRock.com, Lucemfero.com, musicOMH.com, Ghostcultmag.com, DrownedInSound.com, BBCNewsOnline.co.uk, Carling.com, Unbarred.co.uk and Planet Sound on Channel 4′s now defunct Teletext service.
I have also written several sets of sleeve notes for Angel Air and BGO Records.
My primary interests are music, films and books. I have a degree in Film Studies.
I can be found on Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Twitter. I have author pages on both Amazon US and UK sites. I also have an author profile at Goodreads. Further details about me can also be found on Wikipedia. For links to these websites and more please visit the LINKS page.
Please take some time to check out my latest business venture – an online reselling business called otherrealmscollectibles primarily dealing with action figures, toys and superheroes merch as well as t-shirts, books, CDs and DVDs. Favourites include Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Toy Story and Disney. I have hundreds of items for sale.