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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Judas Priest’s best-selling album, Screaming for Vengeance, the metal legends have partnered with Z2 Comics to release an original, epic science fiction graphic novel and Loudwire has an exclusive first look at some deluxe edition art prints in addition to the glorious standard edition cover and more art pages.The new graphic novel will be released in 2022 to coincide with four decades since Priest’s historic album, which bore enduring hits such as “The Hellion/Electric…

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s new book, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, has landed on The New York Times Best Seller list, giving the rocker his fourth best seller as an author.The Motley Crue founder and Sixx: A.M. musician previously penned the 2007 memoir The Heroin Diaries and the 2011 photo book This Is Gonna Hurt. With his Crue bandmates, he co-wrote 2002’s The Dirt: Confessions of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which served as the basis for the 2019 band biopic The Dirt.All three…

Nikki Sixx’s new book, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, has topped Amazon’s rock music books chart after being released Oct. 19. It also made the Top 40 of Amazon’s overall biographies and memoirs chart.The First 21 chronicles the first 21 years of Sixx’s life, when he was still going by his birth name, Franklin Carlton Feranna. It takes readers through the journey, from growing up in Idaho to becoming a founding member of one…

Metallica this week unveiled a trailer for their new photo book, Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White.The book centers on early 1990s images of the pioneering metal band taken by veteran music photographer Ross Halfin. It also includes era-specific snapshots from Metallica members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, former bassist Jason Newsted and even current bassist Robert Trujillo. (Before he joined the metal legends, Trujillo supported them on tour as a bassist in Suicidal Tendencies.)Watch the video down toward the bottom of this…

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spoke about why he legally changed his given name to his stage name.The story surfaced this week as the rocker was promoting his new memoir, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, which details that and other tales.But as the Crue member found out while writing it, even his own origins have twists he didn’t expect. That’s what he uncovered in an Oct. 19 interview with The Project.Watch the video down toward the bottom of…

Throughout this year, we’ve seen Anthrax celebrate 40 years as a band, but one of the group’s members is about to share a little bit more of his story. Bassist Frank Bello has penned his new memoir, “Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax,” and the book now has a release date in sight.Bello worked closely with co-author Joel McIver on the book, which includes a foreword by KISS’ Gene Simmons and is…

This fall, Dave Grohl will hit the road behind his upcoming memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, telling his rock tales in a live setting to readers at four select cities across the globe.The Storyteller, out Oct. 5 from Dey Street Books, is being billed as a “collection of memories of a life lived loud,” as the Foo Fighters bandleader previously explained in a brief book synopsis.”From my early days growing up in the…

Music journalist Ben Apatoff’s illuminating new examination of Metallica, The $24.95 Book, shows just how far the premier metal band’s cultural reach extends beyond their music.Covering all corners of Metallica’s career so far, it has chapters dedicated to each band member and to each album the group has released, in addition to explorations of the act’s impact on other entertainment constructs such as fashion, film, fandom and more.Indeed, it’s Metallica’s take on fashion (or anti-fashion, as the case may…

Although Motorhead were laid to rest when leader Lemmy Kilmister died in late 2015, the band’s name has remained incredible strong and active in the years since. The latest addition to the legacy comes by way of a new authorized graphic novel from Fantoons, Motorhead: The Rise of the Loudest Band in the World.The 144-page, fully-illustrated graphic novel features a foreword by Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford and takes readers on a journey from Lemmy’s childhood through…

Life of Agony bassist and lyricist Alan Robert has just unveiled The Beauty of Horror 5: Haunt of Fame, the latest installment of his best-selling coloring book series which features rock, metal and pop culture icons. A ‘Ghouliana’ toy figure is also coming soon as the star character of the popular books leaps off the page and into the physical world.As seen in the video trailer at the bottom of the page, the Haunt of Fame edition…

Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody is set to release Dirty Poetry From the Contagiously Contorted and Quixotically Twisted Mind of Ivan L. Moody, an illustrated collection of poetry, through Z2 Comics just in time for Halloween this fall.”Out of all the projects I’ve undertaken this is something truly out of the ordinary, completely unorthodox, and without ‘creative walls.’ It is by far the oddest thing I’ve ever done (and that’s saying something),” Moody commented.For the…

Rise Against are doubling down their efforts in the comic book arena and just unveiled Rise Against Presents: Nowhere Generation, the graphic novel companion to their ninth studio album, which came out earlier this year.The band was featured on the Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack by DC Comics, having contributed the new song “Broken Dreams Inc.” to the set. Now, the focus is entirely on the post-hardcore icons, who worked with Shaun Simon (True Lives of the Fabulous…