'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.
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.
Is it possible to write literately and intelligently about heavy metal music? The answer: a resounding yes. And it s a lot of fun. - The Sydney Morning Herald
With his new tome, Wall s own sterling history in the biz is on show. It's a collection of Wall's interviews from the 1980's heyday of Kerrang! See how this stuff is meant to be done folks. - The Brag
The interest lies in the book's evocation of a time when hard rock was inseparable from hard living and devastation. Wall has enough ironic distance on it all to offer some interesting and amusing material. - The Age
Beer-stained, ash-flecked rock reporting at its best. Rock journalism the way it should be. - The Daily Telegraph
Mick Wall is the UK's best-known rock writer, author and TV and radio programme maker, and is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed books, including definitive, bestselling titles on Led Zeppelin (When Giants Walked the Earth), Metallica (Enter Night), AC/DC (Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be), Black Sabbath (Symptom of the Universe), Lou Reed, The Doors (Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre), Guns N' Roses and Lemmy. He lives in England.