Upcoming Book Breaks Down the 50 Most Influential Metal Songs of the ’80s

Full Metal Jackie Certified: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Songs of the ’80s and the True Stories Behind Their Lyrics is an upcoming book that provides exclusive insight into the creative process behind the top metal songs of the 1980s.  Available for pre-order now and in stores early January via Course Technology PTR, the book features interviews with iconic rock artists offering insight into the inspiration behind such hits as Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law,” AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” Motorhead’s “Ace Of Spades,” Megadeth’s “Peace Sells,” Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates” and even Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says.”

Written by Jackie Kajzer–host and developer of nationally syndicated metal radio show “Full Metal Jackie”–with Roger Lotring, the book features classic photos by renowned rock photographer Mark Weiss and a foreword written by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth

“The idea to focus on lyrics for this book came from preparing my radio show each week,” says Kajzer. Many of the songs I played were never edited for radio and had profanities. I make edits for my show so metal fans finally get a chance to hear the songs on commercial radio.  When I read the lyrics to many of these songs, I got an even greater sense of how powerful these songs really are, and I wanted to share that insight with other metal fans.”

Pre-order the book here.


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