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McIver, Joel

Works: 106 works in 327 publications in 8 languages and 4,467 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Heavy metal (Music)  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other, led
Classifications: GV1469.35.M535, 782.421660922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joel McIver
The complete history of Black Sabbath : what evil lurks by Joel McIver( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joel McIver explores the ocmplete history of Sabbath, from the precursor bands to the release of the holy trinity of heavy metal--'Black Sabbath' (the song) on Black Sabbath (the album) by Black Sabbath (the band)--to the present. With over 200 phoots, a foldout family tree tracing the development of the band, a complete discography, and a foreword by Machine Head frontman Robb Flyn, this is the must-have book for any Sabbath fan."--Jacket flap
Spider from Mars : my life with Bowie by Mick Woodmansey( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion and gender norms. But no one from his inner circle has told the story of how David Jones -- a young folksinger, dancer, and aspiring mime -- became one of the most influential artists of our time. Drummer Woody Woodmansey is the last surviving member of Bowie's band The Spiders from Mars which helped launch his Ziggy Stardust persona and made David Bowie a sensation. In this first memoir to follow Bowie's passing, Spider from Mars reveals what it was like to be at the white-hot center of a star's self-creation. With never-before-told stories and never-before-seen photographs, Woodmansey offers details of the album sessions for The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Aladdin Sane: the four albums that made Bowie a cult figure. And, as fame beckoned but eventually consumed Bowie, Woodmansey recalls the wild tours, eccentric characters, and rock 'n' roll excess that eventually drove the band apart. A vivid and unique evocation of a transformative musical era and the enigmatic, visionary musician at the center of it, with a foreword by legendary music producer Tony Visconti and an afterword from Def Leppard's Joe Elliot, Spider from Mars is for everyone who values David Bowie, by one of the people who knew him best."--Dust jacket
Cool builds in Minecraft by Wesley Copeland( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaches players how to build fifty different objects in Minecraft, including houses, vehicles, farms, and castles
My life with Deth : discovering meaning in a life of rock & roll by David Ellefson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cofounder and bassist of Megadeth David Ellefson reveals the behind-the-scenes details of life in one of the world's most popular heavy metal bands. If you're looking for revelations, they're here, including the drug habits that brought the band members to their knees. You'll learn of David's unsuccessful attempts at rehab and the period when he was strung out on methadone, cocaine, and heroin--all at the same time. But My Life with Deth is far more than just another memoir of debauchery. Ellefson also shares the story of his faith journey, which began when he decided his only choice for survival was to get free from his addiction. In his recovery, he returned to his childhood roots in the Lutheran church and embraced his Christianity that continues to inform his life and work today. Here you'll find insightful comments from some of the biggest names in heavy metal, along with life lessons for every reader. Whether religious or not, you'll be enthralled, informed, and inspired by this tale of discovering meaning in a life of rock and roll.--From publisher description
Justice for all : the truth about Metallica by Joel McIver( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the metal band Metallica from their early life on the San Francisco club circuit, to their successes and the controversies which surrounded them, to their more recent return to form with Death Magnetic
Stay alive in Minecraft by Wesley Copeland( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world of Minecraft is full of wonder, discovery, and most of all, fun! But it can also be dangerous, even for the most battle-hardened players. This book will keep you one step ahead of all the mobs and creepers who might try to bring your adventures to a deadly end. Inside you'll find info on all the best gear, plus combat tips and advice from veteran players and streamers. We've go everything you need to survive."
Sabbath bloody Sabbath by Joel McIver( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel McIver's acclaimed Black Sabbath biography, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, concluded in 2011 that its subjects were at a crossroads. Could Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill manage after over 40 years in business to get back together one more time? After all, the veteran heavy metal musicians were grieving for their fallen comrade Ronnie James Dio and about to face a devastating medical diagnosis for one of their own. McIver's brand-new, updated volume brings the story up to date with the tale of Sabbath's near-miraculous return to form with the Rick Rubin-produced 13 album, which topped charts worldwide on its release in 2013. In true Sabbath style, however, nothing went entirely to plan, with internal arguments, last-minute band-member replacements -- and a genuine fear that this may be Sabbath's very last shot at glory
To live is to die : the life and death of Metallica's Cliff Burton by Joel McIver( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, covering his background, talent, and influence on the band's early creativity, direction, and sound before his untimely death in a bus accident in Sweden in 1986
Extreme metal II by Joel McIver( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 250 extreme bands celebrated, explored & esposed."
Know your enemy : Rage Against the Machine by Joel McIver( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rage Against the Machine has been kicking against the system since 1992- and selling millions of records on the way. Never preaching or earnest, the four-piece band melded the attitude of rap with the sound of metal and found a winning formula with songs that discuss issues as wide-ranging as the Mexican zapatista struggle, America's militaristic foreign policy and institutionalised racism of governments. Their confrontational style is a key theme of Joel McIver's frank biography, combing the enthusiasm of a fan with a willingness to explore the serious issues at the heat of Rage's political message. Then, in 2009, RATM achieved the impossible by defeating Simon Cowell and his X factor contestant Joe McElderry to the position of UK Christmas number one. Thanks to a social media campaign by fans "Killing in the name" a song from their 1992 debut album, hit the top and won them thousands of new fans"--Back cover
Blues from Laurel Canyon : my life as a bluesman by John Mayall( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Mayall's story is like no other in the annals of rock and blues. Born in the UK in 1933, he laid the foundations of British blues, nurtured a generation of future superstars and then took the music back to the land of its birth. This extraordinary autobiography offers a vivid glimpse of Britain well before the rock revolution of the sixties, at a time when young men like John found themselves conscripted for national service that, in his case, included eighteen months in Korea. What followed when he returned was an odyssey of musical trail-blazing. From Manchester to Laurel Canyon and many points in between, John's account of his long life is both affectionate and compelling - a guided tour through more than sixty years of the music business and its stars, brought to vivid life by one of its undisputed pioneers
Glenn Hughes : the autobiography : from Deep Purple to Black Country Communion by Glenn Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hughes recounts his personal life and professional career--including both group and solo projects--as a singer, bassist, and songwriter
The bloody reign of Slayer by Joel McIver( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the musical group Slayer, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the band's members and discussing how their material, concerts, subject matter, and onstage antics have pushed the limits of modern music
Overkill : the untold story of Motörhead by Joel McIver( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister urge : the life and times of Rob Zombie by Joel McIver( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography of music artist and film director Rob Zombie"--Provided by publisher
Erykah Badu : the first lady of neo-soul by Joel McIver( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Erykah Badu, hvis musik har inspireret en ny generation af kvindelige musikere
My bloody roots : from Sepultura to Soulfly and beyond : the autobiography by Max Cavalera( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the brutally honest story of life in two of the world's best-known heavy metal bands, Sepultura and Soulfly, by one of the global metal scene's most respected musicians. Much, much more than just another tale of rock'n'roll debauchery, it's a story of heartbreak and loss-and, ultimately, triumph. In it, Cavalera offers an unflinching account of life growing up in hardship in Brazil, a country not previously known for heavy metal, and the multi-million-selling success, against all odds, of the band he founded with his brother, Iggor: Sepultura. Then, for the first time, he reveals the full story behind his split with the band after which he did not speak to his brother for years and the formation of his band Soulfly, one of the most critically and commercially successful metal bands of the past two decades. He also goes into unflinching detail on the devastating impact of the deaths of his father, stepson, and grandson; his struggles with drugs and alcohol; and his eventual reunion with Iggor in The Cavalera Conspiracy. Max Cavalera has a unique and extraordinary story to tell, and My Bloody Roots is an autobiography like no other. This is essential reading for all fans of metal
Ice Cube : attitude by Joel McIver( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine Head : inside the machine by Joel McIver( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy train : the high life and tragic death of Randy Rhoads by Joel McIver( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randall Rhoads, born in California in 1956 and cut down in his prime at the age of only 26, has been an immense influence on a whole generation of musicians in rock and metal
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To live is to die : the life and death of Metallica's Cliff Burton
Sabbath bloody SabbathTo live is to die : the life and death of Metallica's Cliff BurtonExtreme metal IIGlenn Hughes : the autobiography : from Deep Purple to Black Country CommunionThe bloody reign of SlayerOverkill : the untold story of MotörheadErykah Badu : the first lady of neo-soulIce Cube : attitudeCrazy train : the high life and tragic death of Randy Rhoads
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Joel McIver

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