What the Critics Have to Say
About Mick Wall

 

LAST OF THE GIANTS: THE TRUE STORY OF GUNS N’ ROSES

‘Any story about Guns is worth reading. But when the author is Mick Wall it’s absolutely essential.’
KERRANG!

‘After years of writing from their inner circle – with some accounts more controversial than others – Mick Wall has penned the ultimate biography that sets out to tell the true story.’
THE HUFFINGTON POST

‘Mick Wall has, in my opinion, written the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin, giants of the 1970s. Last Of the Giants is another; the mad, funny, dark and often painful story of a lost band from a now-distant time.’
CLASSIC ROCK

LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY

‘Wall’s vision of Lemmy as a rock’n’roll stalwart who made no concessions is vivid to the last.’
THE GUARDIAN

Lemmy…is as unflinching, forthright and full of wry humour as the man himself, and there’s little praise greater than that.’
CLASSIC ROCK

‘Exudes an air of authority, warts and all.’
MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘The writing is superb, a full portrait of the man.’
ARBUS, AMAZON

FOO FIGHTERS: LEARNING TO FLY

‘Rock book of the year!’
THE INDEPENDENT

‘Wall turns his attention to the Foo Fighters, charting the band’s rise – or, more accurately, Dave Grohl’s journey from punk rock everyman to stadium rock hero. Classic.’
ROLLING STONE

‘The real, no holds barred deal. I’d love to know what Grohl thinks of it.’
AMAZON 5 STAR REVIEW

GETCHA ROCKS OFF

‘Getcha Rocks Off is packed with war stories from a golden age of rock, and insights into the stars that made that music.’
CLASSIC ROCK

THE DOORS: LOVE BECOMES A FUNERAL PYRE

‘Jim Morrison was the Terrible Angel of the American Sixties, and his latest biographer Mick Wall tells his story with a passionate, wide open drive, like Jim’s famous Shelby GT Ford Mustang with a nitrous oxide hookup. Here James Douglas Morrison emerges more and more as a stand-up, reciting American poet, and an artist whom this author makes you really feel for.’
STEPHEN DAVIS, AUTHOR OF HAMMER OF GODS

LOU REED: THE LIFE

‘Mick Wall has written in a rough and unsentimental style that suits his subject, and he doesn’t gild Reed’s more unpleasant aspects.’
THE TIMES

‘This sincere, speed-written, blood-spattered tribute strings together the raciest anecdotes…and does it rather well.’
SUNDAY TIMES

BLACK SABBATH: SYMPTOM OF THE UNIVERSE

‘The book Mick Wall was born to write. Definitive.’
CLASSIC ROCK

AC/DC: HELL AIN’T A BAD PLACE TO BE

‘Mick Wall has a habit of delivering gold-standard biographies that pull no punches, and in the wake of his Zeppelin and Metallica books he has pulled off a splendid hat-trick in Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be.’
RECORD COLLECTOR

ENTER NIGHT: A BIOGRAPHY OF METALLICA

ENTER NIGHT, Mick Wall’s biography of Metallica confirms this grizzled veteran to be as engaged and waspishly authoritative a chronicler of metal’s most hirsute behemoths as Barry Miles has been for the Beats.’
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

‘[A] flaming juggernaut of heavy-metal biog… the author writes a deceptively casual-looking, sincere but half-amused prose.’
THE GUARDIAN

‘It takes a writer of Mick Walls’ pedigree and calibre… to present the whole wild, wonderful and emotionally draining tale all over again and make it as consistently fascinating and momentous as ENTER NIGHT… Until they return, this is the definitive account of heavy metal’s biggest band of all.’
CLASSIC ROCK

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

‘Appetite for Destruction has the best of Wall’s Kerrang! features, each bolstered by new, insightful post-scripts. You won’t read a funnier rock book in 2010.’
MOJO

‘Wall was the lead feature writer for Kerrang! magazine in the 1980s, and this hilarious tome is a collection of his finest moments… Wall had a great knack from getting under the skin of interviewees.’
THE BIG ISSUE

‘Sadly, they don’t make ’em like this anymore. Either the bands or writers like Mick.’
AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEW

WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH

‘So this is the big one: a fat, juicy biography of the biggest band ever…Mick Wall, the veteran rock journalist, lays it all bare in a book that can only be described as definitive.’
DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘As well as being the most complete account yet of a great British rock band, When Giants Walked the Earth is, as its name implies, a document of a bygone age….Wall has done his subject proud.’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘It deftly strikes the balance between lofty authority and finding a way to get inside the heads of its subjects’
THE GUARDIAN

‘The definitive account of rock legends Led Zeppelin.’
DAILY RECORD

‘That Wall can add so much fresh details to the Led Zep story is in itself an extraordinary achievements. That he manages to humanise these planet-striding giants while doing so puts this book into the "definitive" category.’
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

‘We’ve read about the booze, drugs, devil worship and deviant sex… Mick Wall delves a loot deeper into the dark stuff.’
IRISH TIMES

STAR TRIPPIN’

‘Wall is locked in a cupboard by Poison, attends Rock In Rio and discusses masturbation with Anthony Keidis… The style is earthy and unpretentious [and] refreshing given the conservatism of today’s music press.’
THE GUARDIAN

‘Tales from the frontline by one of Kerrang!’s most infamous scribes… confrontational, irreverent, self-indulgent but ultimately insightful.’
KERRANG! MAGAZINE

‘Wall understood like no one how to really get close to the stars… In the end he even wrote down the truth about Axl Rose only to be called a "motherfucker" in the Guns N’ Roses song ‘Get In The Ring’ This was actually an accolade, as it proved how well he had hit the nail on the head.’
ROLLING STONE

‘Give Wall an assignment and you never quite know what kind of story he will deliver. Except that it will be enthralling, entertaining and scurrilous as hell.’
CLASSIC ROCK

 

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