Shock, controversy and pathological rage are the order of the day with Eminem (Marshal Bruce Mathers the III - aka Slim Shady) . In a short few months he became one of the most provocative, outrageous and obsessive rappers in contemporary music. As Eminem rocks the rap world, the hip hop community greets him with open arms and rock stations and the fans just can't get enough.
The Bon Jovi story is one of sheer determination and talent. Hard-rock band Bon Jovi was formed in New Jersey, USA, and fronted by Jon Bon Jovi. His four co members were Richie Sambora, David Bryan (Rashbaum), Ticco Tores, and Alec John Such. Jon Bon Jovi spent the years 1983 to 1988 establishing the band as one of the most popular hard-rock bands around. Success came in the form of platinum albums such as Slippery When Wet and New Jersey.
"Quit at chapter 3"
This exclusive Motley Crue audiobiog features Vince Neil backstage at Donnington, reminiscing over the band's wild tour with Ozzy Osbourne in the states - then a couple of years later, in Manchester, UK, with a cool, collected Mick Mars. The Motley Cure legacy encompasses its share of extravagance and trappings, along with an array of backlashes, tragedies, accusations, and, in some corners, dark hatred. Party rock or glam rock, few were more glamorous or partied than the Crue.
"This is not the Motley Crue book"
Punk trio Blink-182 was formed in Chula Vista, California, near San Diego, around vocalist/guitarist Tom Delonge, bassist Mark Hoppus, and drummer Scott Raynor, who subsequently left the band and was replaced by Travis Barker. Whether you consider them crass, obnoxious, foul-mouthed, or juvenile, one thing is obvious: Blink-182 are market savvy.
In this exclusive audiobiog, we hear what makes Garth Brooks so appealing as he discusses his song writing - including the inspiration for 'Tomorrow Never Comes' - family life, and the rigours of touring, as well as how he survives in the music business and his special relationship with his fans.
Jimmy Page, former Yardbirds member and session guitarist, was the founding member of Led Zeppelin, the band that invented the heavy-metal genre. This unique and exclusive audiobiog features Jimmy with David Coverdale. David leapt from nowhere to stardom when he replaced Ian Gillan as lead vocalist with Deep Purple and then went on to form Whitesnake, a band at the forefront of Britain’s new wave of heavy metal.
The ultimate Kings of Heavy are Led Zeppelin, and no one can deny the powerful influence they have had on rock bands throughout the world since the early 1970s. Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones made history in being renamed Led Zeppelin by The Who's John Entwistle. These legends of rock are unique.
Black Sabbath are the kings of heavy rock. This exclusive audiobiog features vocalist John "Ozzy" Osbourne, Ian Gillan, Toni Lommi, Terry "Geezer" Butler, and Bill Ward. Black Sabbath's image and the chemistry of Ozzy Osbourne was enough to propel the group to stardom.
In this exclusive and priceless audiobiog, the discussion is about the success of the band, the music and tours, the fans, and the media reaction, and why Ozzy does not conform to the accepted norms of life.
Def Leppard led the way, in 1980, for Britain’s new wave of heavy metal. They were catapulted to stardom within months alongside other bands such as Iron Maiden, Saxon and Whitesnake. Their trademark was multi vocal harmonies and melodious songs, which appealed to America and gave them instant success.
In the early days Bon Jovi were support band for KISS. This is an exclusive interview with Jon Bon Jovi and drummer Tico. Jon takes fame in his stride and refuses to accept flattery, preferring instead to let his music do the talking for him. An actor and a rock star, Jon Bon Jovi has it all , and Tico displays a dedicated youthful enthusiasm.
US rockers Aerosmith, who have often been compared to the Rolling Stones, are a band whose career dates back to the early '70s and whose influence on the Glam Rock scene has been considerable. Aerosmith formed in the US in 1970 with a line up of vocalist Steve Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton, and drummer Joey Kramer.
"Interesting for Aerosmith Enthusiasts"
This Oasis and Noel Gallagher audiobiog gives a unique insight into the creative workings of the band. It also exclusively reveals the intimate details of family conflict, which creates their driving energy.
This two-part Manic Street Preachers audiobiography is a fascinating story. Part one is before the disappearance of lyricist Richie Edwards. We hear how the band have lost some of their recklessness, as a result of getting older and also the loss of Richie, but the creativeness and political conscience in their song lyrics is still there. Manics are the acclaimed Kings of Rock.
Call it Zen Acid or Acid Punk, as guitarist Kin Thayil describes Soundgarden's music, the band realised the perfect cross between The Cult, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Kim confirms that the band's taste in music crosses borders, adding, "If heavies like us, that’s cool. We are not really worried about who likes us as long as we enjoy performing what we do."
Smashing Pumpkins must have been tempted to follow the success of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, especially as they sought the influence of Butch Vig in the studio; however they refused to follow the scene and maintained their non-image identity. In this unique and exclusive audiobiog, we hear how emotions drove the band and how essential it is to have a state of mind in the studio that allows for creative inspiration.
Megadeth grew from the sacking of Dave Mustaine from Metallica at the end of 1982. Dave was always incredibly outspoken - almost to the point of self destruction. Of Metallica he raged, " I love Metallica's music, but I hate Lars and the super pretentious James Hetfield."
Metallica are probably the last real heavy metal band. Rounder member drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Rick Hammett, bass player Jason Newsted, and vocalist / guitarist James Hetfield just rock - pure and simple - and that is their purpose in life. They may have moved on, but they have not forgotten their roots.
Justin Timberlake, Chris, Joey, JC, and Lansten made up the sensational 'N Sync, a genuine boy band. 'N Sync got together and were friends long before success beckoned. Although they are all from different backgrounds, have different musical tastes, and come from different parts of America, they were totally 'N Sync.
Spice Girls are a pop phenomenon. The mentors of "girl power" , the girls all knew they were bound for success. Mel C, Geri, Posh, Sporty, and baby Spice reveal how their success began, how they decided on artist management and what made them choose their record company.
Ruled by numbers and into chaos, SLIPKNOT are metal's messed up hardcore sensation. Iowa used to be the middle of nowhere and then there was Slipnot. The frightening persona and barcoded number assignment, with faces shrouded in masks deliver complete brutality. Putting on the masks reveal wha s inside each of the characters, something they live 24 hours a day and an extension of their personalities.