Download or read book Appetite for Destruction PDF or another Format written by Mick Wall and published by Orion Publishing Company. This book was released on 2010 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether it's hanging around with Marillion's Fish in Berlin, seeing Whitesnake fail to ignite 1985's Rock in Rio, talking through old times with Jimmy Page in his Berkshire pile or following Ozzy Osbourne to Moscow, there isn't a rock luminary that Wall hasn't cross-examined or kept the flame burning with at some point over the last thirty years. Here, amongst several pieces, he catches Lars Ullrich just on the cusp of world domination; has dinner with Ritchie Blackmore on the eve of a Deep Purple comeback; and is up all night in LA with W. Axl Rose. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION gathers together Wall's journalism for Kerrang!, for whom he was the star writer in their eighties heyday. It also features brand-new introductions to all the pieces, written with maybe less hair but also the benefit of twenty years' hindsight.
Download or read book A Kind of Magic PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Melville and published by Polaris. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic 1986 fantasy action-adventure film, featuring insights from the cast and crew. The story of an immortal Scottish warrior battling evil down through the centuries, Highlander fused a high-concept idea with the kinetic energy of a pop promo pioneer and Queen’s explosive soundtrack to become a cult classic. When two American producers took a chance on a college student’s script, they set in motion a chain of events involving an imploding British film studio, an experimental music video director still finding his filmmaking feet, a former James Bond with a spiralling salary, and the unexpected arrival of low-budget production company, Cannon Films. Author Jonathan Melville looks back at the creation of Highlander with the help of more than 60 cast and crew, including stars Christopher Lambert and Clancy Brown, as they talk candidly about the gruelling shoot that took them from the back alleys of London, to the far reaches of the Scottish Highlands, and onto the mean streets of 1980s New York City. With insights from Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor on the film’s iconic music, exclusive screenwriter commentary on unmade scripts, never-before-seen photos from private collections, and a glimpse into the promotional campaign that never was, if there can be only one book on Highlander then this is it! “A Kind of Magic: Making the Original Highlander tracks down an astonishing number of the film's cast and crew to give an unparalleled account of its creation . . . if you’re one of the film’s many fans this is the perfect companion.” —The Courier, Book of the Week, 9/10 As well as being the story of the Highlander film itself, it’s a fascinating look at the film-making process . . . Jonathan Melville’s A Kind of Magic: Making the Original Highlander is an absolute joy to read and an absolutely essential purchase for any Highlander fan.” —We Are Cult