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Denim and Leather: The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

by Michael Hann Author

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, over 500 heavy metal bands emerged in Great Britain. Some of them, such as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Whitesnake, went on to massive success and became household names. Many others did not. Author Michael Hann tells the full story of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) in all its glory and and all of its goofs. He interviews over 100 musicians, journalists, and promoters who were involved in the movement, and he explores the bands, clubs, radio stations, magazines, and festivals that made it possible. Hann's book is a must-read for anyone interested in heavy metal history. Party on, dudes!