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July 2014 Newsletter

Here is the official Newsletter for July 2014.

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July, 2014

Hello and welcome to the official Neil Daniels Books Newsletter for July 2014!

It's been a busy month for reviews and interviews.

The usual slew of reviews have been coming in.

On my Slippery When Wet book –

"Told in straightforward language and amazingly concise as for the time span it covers, Let It Rock: The Making of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet is a fine, solid work."

Alexandra Mrozowska – Hardrock Heaven (

"Today Bon Jovi are a well-oiled money making machine that I haven't really followed since 'These Days', but I enjoyed reading this book, so buy it, it will make a great summer holiday read."

Dave Farrell – Planet Mosh (

On my recent Iron Maiden book –

"By ending the story at the beginning of the band's massive success, Daniels has given the proper respect to a time period that needs more worldwide reverence. These guys were simply amazing on those first four albums, so reading about them and the events that occurred prior to their existence was extremely enjoyable."

Jeb Wright – Classic Rock Revisited (

"If you think you know everything about Maiden, you could be wrong! Grab a hold of this book!"

Seb Di Gatto – The Mayfair Mall Zine (

"...this book is a perfect memento of the both of the band and NWOBHM for that matter."

Rob McKenzie – Fireworks

"And if there is a soulful takeaway from Killers, it is that any aspiring musician can read it and find the motivational push from Harris' golden attitude. But, in truth, the book is a must for any Maiden fan."

Patrick Prince – Powerline Mag (

"...Neil Daniels has done a very good job of collecting many small stories and recording in detail every movement and change the course of the band, but at the same time trying to give explanations and meanings behind them. It also sets studied excerpts from interviews with band members, both at the time, and most modern. The book maintains a chronological order (though there are often flash forwards events associated with those recounted) and is divided into six main chapters."

Χρήστος Καραδημήτρης – (

"Without doubt, the years 1975-83 cover some of the most interesting moments of Iron Maiden's career, taking the band from their formation, through myriad line-ups, settling on the classic configuration of Harris/Dickinson/Murray/Smith/McBrain, while also recording four albums now considered cornerstones of metal. For that reason this book is worth a read..."

William Pinfold – Record Collector

"Following his rather excellent Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast prolific English rock writer Neil Daniels has delivered his second book on Maiden. A lot to discover for real Maiden maniacs, 236 pages full of amazing details. Did you know that there are supposed to be demo recordings with Paul Di'Anno singing 'Run To The Hills' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'?"

Matthias Mader – Rock Hard

On my Neal Schon book –

"The layout of the book is spacey and uncluttered and on the up side has a nice big font and lots of discography pages and line-up details (essential for the changing faces of Journey)...Once again, Daniels has prodigiously added to the AOR library."

Rob McKenzie – Fireworks

Here's a new interview with me at Hard Rock Heaven talking about my recent books HERE

My book, High Stakes & Dangerous Men – The UFO Story, is now available to purchase on Kindle 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.

And finally here's some news on my next commercial book:

Matthew McConaughey – The Biography by Neil Daniels will be published by John Blake Publishing, November 6, 2014. Pre-order the book from Amazon HERE

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Neil Daniels

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