Here is the official Newsletter for June 2014.
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Hello and welcome to the official Neil Daniels Books Newsletter for June 2014!
My book on Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet has now been published. Here's the info:
LET IT ROCK – THE MAKING OF BON JOVI'S SLIPPERY WHEN WET
BY NEIL DANIELS
PUBLISHED BY SOUNDCHECK BOOKS
UK RELEASE DATE: MAY 27, 2014
PUBLISHED IN THE USA: JUNE 15, 2014
28 Million People Can't Be Wrong
1986's Slippery When Wet not only put Bon Jovi at the top of the rock tree, it went on to become one of the biggest selling albums ever, spending eight straight weeks at the top of the Billboard chart and going 12 x Platinum in the States, as well as No.1 in the UK.
Although some people won't admit to liking the album, most of us have a copy somewhere and classics such as 'Living On A Prayer' and 'Let It Rock' are guaranteed to get folks singing.
Top rock writer, Neil Daniels, looks at not only how and why the album was made, but what preceded Slippery When Wet; what went after; a song-by-song analysis; the Slippery When Wet tour (complete with tour dates) and more. He canvasses opinions from musicians who know the band, such as Dokken, Joe Lynn Turner and Jonathan Valen, plus top rock writers, such as Steve Rosen, Jason Ritchie and the Bailey Brothers, who all share their views.
Ex-Kerrang! writer Paul Suter provides a foreword, and ex-Gentle Giant frontman Derek Shulman, who signed the band to Polygram Records when he was senior vice-president of A&R there, writes the afterword. This is all topped off by some rare photos of the band at work and play.
Bon Jovi polarize opinion, but the band and album have an army of fans from mum's and dad's to followers of melodic rock and more, who will love this celebratory book.
Neil Daniels is the author of over a dozen books on rock and metal and has contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites. Visit www.neildanielsbooks.com
For information on how to buy this book go to www.neildanielsbooks.com
In other book news, reviews of my ZZ Top book, Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, have been published:
"This is fact packed, interesting, has rare photos (in a centre section only), checks in at 245 pages, don't forget to put on a ZZ CD as you sit down."
Christine Moore – Blues Matters Magazine
"It's through fact-packed, pub-quiz-winning stuff."
Henry Yates – Classic Rock Presents The Blues
"As a beginner's guide to ZZ Top this is fantastic and a great wealth of information. For the average fan there are some interesting facts that you may not have known. As a beginner's guide to ZZ Top this is fantastic and a great wealth of information. For the average fan there are some interesting facts that you may not have known."
Celtic Bob – Metal-Rules (www.metal-rules.com)
Speaking of ZZ Top, my book on the band has now been published in Finnish by Minerva Kustannus Oy. It's called ZZ Top – Käsikirja: Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers and details can be found of my foreign editions can be found HERE
My recent Iron Maiden book received a good write-up in Powerplay #165. Here's a quote:
"Daniels has produced something few will have and many will see as indispensable; he keeps out of it for the most part, following the twists and turns to do the business, engaging those new fans, too."
Steve Swift – Powerplay
Thanks to Steven Rosen of Curled Up With A Good Book for his excellent review of my UFO book. Here's a quote:
"UFO was best known for the hits like 'Doctor Doctor', 'Love to Love' and 'Lights Out', but Daniels' terrific history uncovers so much more, including the virtuoso abilities of members like Schenker and Moore and the deeper cuts on the albums that were far more than simply blues-based riffs. The author has dug deep--one of the hallmarks of his inventive canon of books--to translate UFO's mythology and has done so by an extensive collection of firsthand interviews with band members, associates, fans and hired help."
Steven Rosen – Curled Up With A Good Book (www.curledup.com)
Check out the latest news over at Neil Daniels Books HERE
Finally – wanna exchange links? I'll add your link to my site and you add mine to yours? I already have some at this link HERE
I'm working on a follow up to my Neal Schon book – it will be the second book in my 'Casual Guide' series. Details to follow later in the year.