Jon Wiederhorn

Author of 'Louder Than Hell,' 'Raising Hell' and four artist memoirs.

    Jan 14, 2020
    Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

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    Jan 13, 2020
    Where to Start With Hardcore-Punk Institution Revelation Records: Ten Essential LPs

    If Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. are the commonly-accepted birthplaces of hardcore, then New York City in the ‘80s was its primary stomping ground—a circle of brutal, aggressive bands who pointed a middle finger at the society around them. With a…

    If Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. are the commonly-accepted birthplaces of hardcore, then New York City in the ‘80s was its primary stomping ground—a circle of brutal, aggressive bands who pointed a middle finger at the society around them. With a…

    If Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. are the commonly-accepted birthplaces of hardcore, then New York City in the ‘80s was its primary stomping ground—a circle of brutal, aggressive bands who pointed a middle finger at the society around them. With a…

    Jan 12, 2020
    Neil Peart Reflects on Rush + Career in Unpublished 2005 Interview

    Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died on January 7 from brain cancer at the age of 67, was one of rock music’s most proficient drummers and articulate lyricists. But outside of technical interviews for drum magazines, Peart hardly did any press…

    Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died on January 7 from brain cancer at the age of 67, was one of rock music’s most proficient drummers and articulate lyricists. But outside of technical interviews for drum magazines, Peart hardly did any press…

    Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died on January 7 from brain cancer at the age of 67, was one of rock music’s most proficient drummers and articulate lyricists. But outside of technical interviews for drum magazines, Peart hardly did any press…

    Jan 11, 2020
    Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

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    Jan 11, 2020
    Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends: Jon Wiederhorn, Gary Holt: 9781635766493: Amazon.com: Books

    Product details Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Diversion Books (January 7, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 1635766494 ISBN-13: 978-1635766493 Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and…

    Product details Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Diversion Books (January 7, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 1635766494 ISBN-13: 978-1635766493 Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and…

    Product details Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Diversion Books (January 7, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 1635766494 ISBN-13: 978-1635766493 Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and…

    Jan 7, 2020
    Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

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    Jan 6, 2020
    Slipknot, Pantera, Judas Priest Members Recall Crazy Theft Stories in New Book ‘Raising Hell’

    Raising Hell (Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends) is the latest book by acclaimed rock author Jon Wiederhorn. Within its 400-plus pages are outrageous tales of debauchery — beyond chapters dedicated to sex and drugs, dozens of artists…

    Raising Hell (Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends) is the latest book by acclaimed rock author Jon Wiederhorn. Within its 400-plus pages are outrageous tales of debauchery — beyond chapters dedicated to sex and drugs, dozens of artists…

    Raising Hell (Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends) is the latest book by acclaimed rock author Jon Wiederhorn. Within its 400-plus pages are outrageous tales of debauchery — beyond chapters dedicated to sex and drugs, dozens of artists…

    Dec 9, 2019
    JON WIEDERHORN To Release New Book, Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends

    On January 7, 2020, Jon Wiederhorn (author of Louder Than Hell) issues Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends. This 480-page hardcover, published by Diversion Books, is an oral history of the badass Heavy Metal lifestyle ― the…

    On January 7, 2020, Jon Wiederhorn (author of Louder Than Hell) issues Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends. This 480-page hardcover, published by Diversion Books, is an oral history of the badass Heavy Metal lifestyle ― the…

    On January 7, 2020, Jon Wiederhorn (author of Louder Than Hell) issues Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends. This 480-page hardcover, published by Diversion Books, is an oral history of the badass Heavy Metal lifestyle ― the…

    Dec 9, 2019
    'Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends' Book Due In January

    Diversion Books has set a January 7, 2020 release date for "Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends", the new book from Jon Wiederhorn. This 480-page hardcover is an oral history of the badass heavy metal lifestyle ― the…

    Diversion Books has set a January 7, 2020 release date for "Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends", the new book from Jon Wiederhorn. This 480-page hardcover is an oral history of the badass heavy metal lifestyle ― the…

    Diversion Books has set a January 7, 2020 release date for "Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends", the new book from Jon Wiederhorn. This 480-page hardcover is an oral history of the badass heavy metal lifestyle ― the…

    Nov 7, 2019
    NSFW: The Most Disgusting + Gore-Filled Metal Lyrics of All Time

    Thrash bands such as Slayer, Exodus and Blood Feast had some pretty sick lyrics that alarmed some of the mainstream. But as soon as Death emerged in 1984 with songs like “Corpse Grinder “and “Evil Dead,” and Possessed surfaced the next year with…

    Thrash bands such as Slayer, Exodus and Blood Feast had some pretty sick lyrics that alarmed some of the mainstream. But as soon as Death emerged in 1984 with songs like “Corpse Grinder “and “Evil Dead,” and Possessed surfaced the next year with…

    Thrash bands such as Slayer, Exodus and Blood Feast had some pretty sick lyrics that alarmed some of the mainstream. But as soon as Death emerged in 1984 with songs like “Corpse Grinder “and “Evil Dead,” and Possessed surfaced the next year with…

    Oct 31, 2019
    Fire Away: The Worst Pyrotechnic Accidents Of All Time

    Kids are told, “If you play with fire you’re going to get burned.” Adults don’t always follow their own advice, especially rock stars. Many big name acts rely on showers of flame to make their shows sizzle and setting off controlled explosions at…

    Kids are told, “If you play with fire you’re going to get burned.” Adults don’t always follow their own advice, especially rock stars. Many big name acts rely on showers of flame to make their shows sizzle and setting off controlled explosions at…

    Kids are told, “If you play with fire you’re going to get burned.” Adults don’t always follow their own advice, especially rock stars. Many big name acts rely on showers of flame to make their shows sizzle and setting off controlled explosions at…

    Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral: How the infamous Tate house provided a breeding ground for ideas

    Nine Inch Nails’ debut album, 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine, was an angsty, electronic pop album coloured with grinding samples and sporadic guitar blasts that sounded like a head-on collision between Depeche Mode and Killing Joke. Released on TVT…

    Nine Inch Nails’ debut album, 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine, was an angsty, electronic pop album coloured with grinding samples and sporadic guitar blasts that sounded like a head-on collision between Depeche Mode and Killing Joke. Released on TVT…

    Nine Inch Nails’ debut album, 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine, was an angsty, electronic pop album coloured with grinding samples and sporadic guitar blasts that sounded like a head-on collision between Depeche Mode and Killing Joke. Released on TVT…

    Oct 18, 2019
    The 23 Most Savage Rock + Metal Diss Tracks of All Time

    Delivering snarky, well-timed barbs is a fine art, and the effects of a vicious diss can linger longer than the pain of a broken rib. Maybe that’s why so many hip-hop diss tracks have escalated tensions between rivals and even resulted in stabbings…

    Delivering snarky, well-timed barbs is a fine art, and the effects of a vicious diss can linger longer than the pain of a broken rib. Maybe that’s why so many hip-hop diss tracks have escalated tensions between rivals and even resulted in stabbings…

    Delivering snarky, well-timed barbs is a fine art, and the effects of a vicious diss can linger longer than the pain of a broken rib. Maybe that’s why so many hip-hop diss tracks have escalated tensions between rivals and even resulted in stabbings…

    Sep 4, 2019
    Death Angel: "We were trying to be progressive when we barely even knew three chords!"

    When they formed as teenagers in 1982, San Francisco’s Death Angel strived to play complex, unconventional thrash influenced equally by Metallica and Rush. “Right off the bat, we were trying to be progressive when we barely even knew three chords,”…

    When they formed as teenagers in 1982, San Francisco’s Death Angel strived to play complex, unconventional thrash influenced equally by Metallica and Rush. “Right off the bat, we were trying to be progressive when we barely even knew three chords,”…

    When they formed as teenagers in 1982, San Francisco’s Death Angel strived to play complex, unconventional thrash influenced equally by Metallica and Rush. “Right off the bat, we were trying to be progressive when we barely even knew three chords,”…

    Aug 29, 2019
    "Without Any Evil, There's No Good": Tool Look Back on '10,000 Days'

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Expanding upon the formula (or lack thereof) of 2001's Lateralus, Tool's 10,000 Days — released five years later — is filled with bizarre time signatures, unconventional riff structures, and open-ended…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Expanding upon the formula (or lack thereof) of 2001's Lateralus, Tool's 10,000 Days — released five years later — is filled with bizarre time signatures, unconventional riff structures, and open-ended…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Expanding upon the formula (or lack thereof) of 2001's Lateralus, Tool's 10,000 Days — released five years later — is filled with bizarre time signatures, unconventional riff structures, and open-ended…

    Aug 28, 2019
    Fighting, Friction, Fibonacci: Tool Look Back on 'Lateralus'

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Instead of taking a lengthy break after touring for 1996's Ænima, Tool headed right back into the studio, were the musicians quickly got on each other's nerves. At the same time they became involved in…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Instead of taking a lengthy break after touring for 1996's Ænima, Tool headed right back into the studio, were the musicians quickly got on each other's nerves. At the same time they became involved in…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Instead of taking a lengthy break after touring for 1996's Ænima, Tool headed right back into the studio, were the musicians quickly got on each other's nerves. At the same time they became involved in…

    Aug 27, 2019
    'Aenima': Tool Look Back on "Esoteric, Spiritual" Breakthrough Album

    This feature was originally published in 2008. The first Tool album recorded without Paul D'Amour on bass, 1996's Ænima is texturally expansive and darkly psychedelic. In addition to passages that crash with the force of a head-on collision, there…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. The first Tool album recorded without Paul D'Amour on bass, 1996's Ænima is texturally expansive and darkly psychedelic. In addition to passages that crash with the force of a head-on collision, there…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. The first Tool album recorded without Paul D'Amour on bass, 1996's Ænima is texturally expansive and darkly psychedelic. In addition to passages that crash with the force of a head-on collision, there…

    Aug 26, 2019
    Tool Look Back on Breakthrough Album 'Undertow': "The Honeymoon Was Over"

    This feature was originally published in 2008. More complex and multi-textured than Tool's 1991 debut EP Opiate, the group's full-length follow-up Undertow, released two years later, marked the band's first major step in musical evolution. It also…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. More complex and multi-textured than Tool's 1991 debut EP Opiate, the group's full-length follow-up Undertow, released two years later, marked the band's first major step in musical evolution. It also…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. More complex and multi-textured than Tool's 1991 debut EP Opiate, the group's full-length follow-up Undertow, released two years later, marked the band's first major step in musical evolution. It also…

    Aug 25, 2019
    'Opiate': Tool Look Back on "Raw" Debut EP, "Exciting" Early Days

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Primitive by Tool standards, 1991's Opiate is still more developed and expressive than most alt-metal records of the era. Driven by youthful aggression and contempt, the songs lunge and hammer in…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Primitive by Tool standards, 1991's Opiate is still more developed and expressive than most alt-metal records of the era. Driven by youthful aggression and contempt, the songs lunge and hammer in…

    This feature was originally published in 2008. Primitive by Tool standards, 1991's Opiate is still more developed and expressive than most alt-metal records of the era. Driven by youthful aggression and contempt, the songs lunge and hammer in…