Here is the official Newsletter for January 2015. You can also download this Newsletter as a PDF by clicking HERE
Happy New Year!
A year ago this month I published the first book in my 'A Casual Guide...' series with titles on Richie Sambora, Rob Halford and Bryan Adams published in the following twelve months. This month saw the publication of a book on the solo music of Brian May. Check it out:
BACK TO THE LIGHT – A CASUAL GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF QUEEN'S BRIAN MAY
BY NEIL DANIELS
PUBLISHED BY CREATESPACE
WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 6, 2015
A Casual Guide To The Music Of Queen's Brian May
Brian May is undoubtedly one of rock music's greatest and best-known guitarists. Regularly appearing in 'The World's Greatest Guitarists' polls and such, Brian May is a living legend and an icon to musicians of all ages. As a member of Queen, he is a household name and his innovative signature guitar riffs are world famous. Some of his most recognised songs for Queen include 'We Will Rock You', 'Tie Your Mother Down' and 'Fat Bottomed Girls'. But there is more to this fiercely talented and intelligent man than Queen. He is a passionate activist and animal welfare charity enthusiast, an avid and popular blogger as well as an author and holds a PhD in Astrophysics.
Back To The Light, however, charts his musical career outside of Queen from the pre Queen band Smile to the Brian May Band in the 1990s and his two solo albums Back To The Light and Another World as well as his soundtrack compositions and many musical collaborations as a guitarist, producer and songwriter.
From the author of books on AC/DC, UFO, ZZ Top and Bon Jovi, Back To The Light celebrates May's musical legacy and offers titbits of information and trivia about his career as well as a biography, discographies, a timeline, reviews and tributes from leading musicians and music writers. There are also previously unseen live photographs of the rock icon.
Back To The Light is essential reading for Brian May and Queen fans.
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper, Matte cover
In other news:
Here's a link to my first interview of 2015 with the Greek website Blues GR HERE
Thanks to Dean Pedley for his positive review of my Rob Halford book. Here's a quote:
"Very much something of an expert on all things Priest-related this marks (by my reckoning) Neil Daniels' fourth book concentrating on either the band itself or its individual members. Whilst not by any means a biography like his excellent Defenders of the Faith from a few years back, this handy guide focuses on the solo work of the Metal God, Rob Halford."
Dean Pedley – Sea Of Tranquility (www.seaoftranquility.org)
It's been a quiet start to the year but what better way to begin than with a book on one of the world's greatest guitarists.
Check out the latest news over at Neil Daniels Books HERE
Also – is there anyone out there who wants to exchange links? I'll add your link to my site and you add mine to yours? I already have some at this link HERE