Celebrating the 500 pounding, screeching, squealing, screaming, power chord classics destined to deck the walls of The Heavy Metal Hall of Fame...
Sabbath, Slayer, Metallica, Maiden, Priest, Megadeth, Motorhead, Ozzy...who's got the #1 greatest metal anthem EVER? And what recent songs have YOU, THE HEADBANGING MASSES already designated as essential?
The Top 500 Metal Songs of All Time is the end result of a massive worldwide poll asking the metal minions to list their favorite heavy metal standards. As 18,000 individual votes were tallied and entered into a database, Martin Popoff began interviewing the bands that made the final, heavy grade, gathering their often explosive recollections about these classic tracks.
Containing hundreds of quotes from dozens of multi-platinum artists, as well as many respected underground artists that have made an indelible mark, The Top 500 Metal Songs of All Time is sure to ignite a firestorm of debate throughout the metal world!
From Jimi Hendrix to Megadeth, metalheads can be obsessive over their favorite hard-rockin’ tunes. This collection features the end result of a massive poll in which metal minions were asked to list their top heavy metal songs from the late 1960s through 2001. The top 500 are listed here, complete with interviews from each band offering their recollections of the creative process in creating these classic tracks. In addition, dozens of top rockers have included their personal picks for the best songs ever. Also included are rare cover images from 7-inch, 12-inch, and CD singles. From AC/DC to ZZ Top, metal fans have a new tome to bang heads over.