Alice Cooper Says Louder Than Hell Is Heavy Metal Must-Read

Alice Cooper has called the new book, Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Heavy Metal, a "must-read" that "every metal fan should own."

Cooper heaped praise on the book, noting: "If you love metal, great stories, and music history told by the people who made it, then Louder than Hell is a must-read."

Louder Than Hell, written by rock journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, features material from over 300 interviews compiled over 25 years.

Artists including Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Metallica members Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, and Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Vince Neil, contributed interviews for the project.

The book also features an introduction from Anthrax's Scott Ian and an afterword by Judas Priest's Rob Halford.

Louder Than Hell is due May 14 through It Books.

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