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24th July 2017

krusher after forever

Legendary compere, presenter, artist and broadcaster and more Stephen 'Krusher' Joule's new book, 'After Forever: The Inside Story Of Black Sabbath's Greatest Tour', is available now at Amazon on Kindle.

'After Forever...' is a monument in Metal. When the founding fathers, Black Sabbath, went on their greatest tour, Krusher Joule went with them. He was the DJ, MC, photographer and bands confidante as Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, Rob Zombie and other giants of rock blazed loud across the United States.

It was Sabbath's finest hour, documented here in words and over a thousand pictures from on stage, back stage, and inside the dressing rooms.

'After Forever' records what Sabbath were in the most insightful, intimate story of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll ever written.

These are the stories that have never been told. These are the pictures that have never been seen. This is what live rock music will be known for after forever.

'After Forever: The Inside Story Of Black Sabbath's Greatest Tour' Kindle Edition has been receiving rave customer reviews, including five out of five appraisals including:

"Honest, charming, hilarious and an absolute page turner and best read on a device with a colour screen to get the full benefit of the hundreds of photos."
S Black

"The Legendary Krusher Joule was a fixture of the 90s Metal scene in the UK. As former presenter of Noisy Mothers and much more, he was always going to have a catalogue of priceless stories from the 80s and 90s heydays of the Metal explosion. We've been saying for years he should write some down, and fortunately, in this instance, a diary was kept at the time, which finally has seen the light of day. I'm assuming it took eighteen years for all the legal clearance on some of these stories to be obtained. Nobody checked the photos I suspect, of which there are many. Oh my word."
T Willmer

"A bloody funny journal from a legend... Rock hard, rock heavy... ROCK ANIMAL!"
Jodie F

"Once I started the book, I couldn't put it down. A full record of an English rockhead's experiences as a fish somewhat out of water on the legendary Ozzfest tour. Krusher has a way with words that makes you feel like you were there, and read it in your head in his voice! One of the best music-related books I've read in ages, and possibly the funniest ever."
J Sheridan

"WOW, what an absolutely amazing read. An honest and open account of a journey with a fantastic band, I couldn't put it down, it had me gripped throughout."
Bod O 'Brien

"I really, really enjoyed this book; I know a fair few of the people mentioned and I thought it captured the essence of being on tour really well, especially the repetitive nature of bus/show/bus/drive or hotel.

"I also like the fact he captured the whole tour 'family' vibe and the sadness of having to leave it, all done in Krush's inimitable language and attitude. You forget what a career he's had sometimes, as the man is such a big character. What also comes through is his warmth and humility."

Daren Philips

You can get your copy of 'After Forever: The Inside Story Of Black Sabbath's Greatest Tour' at Amazon right here.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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