Ive just had the pleasure of buying a number of books from one of the best rock writers of the last 20 years, Martin Popoff. The bloke is so enthusiastic about his work and has such great connections in the music industry, it seems as if he never has a problem getting to the issues that matter and he has interviewed everyone. The upshot is ONE GREAT READ
I already have Rainbow – English Castle Magic, and even as a huge Rainbow fan, he extracts stories never heard or published previously.
If the postage is a bit steep, he is now also offering great value ebook versions of selected pieces of his works at $8.88 (Bargain!)
His latest offering is ”The Deep Purple Royal Family, Chain of Events Through ’79” which is a ‘family tree’ history of Deep Purple and the bands/people that passed through. A review of this will be appearing shortly
Check out his work here –http://www.martinpopoff.com/html/welcome.html
If youre in the US look out for ‘Metal Evolution’ on VH1 Classic later in the year. Its a doc series on various metal genres, made with doc producers extraordinare Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn (the guys who did Global Metal / Metal A Headbangers Journey, and the recent Maiden and Lemmy and Rush doc films)