Tales From The Stage, Volume 1 is nonfiction book consisting of in-depth interviews with hard rock and metal music professionals that helped shape the hard rock and heavy metal movement. Tales From The Stage, Volume 1 has announced their line-up, as well as the release date of the book. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with our line-up and the content that will appear in our first volume of Tales From The Stage.” says Michael Toney, the book’s author. “The music pros that we interviewed were asked dozens of personal, as well as touchy professional questions, and they held nothing back with their answers. The book will be entertaining and educational for the new or seasoned hard rock music fan.”
Tales From The Stage, Volume 1 will include 60-70 question interviews with 15 hard rock insiders; Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD), Jay Reynolds (MALICE, METAL CHURCH), Herman Rarebell (SCORPIONS), Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Eddie Trunk (Radio/TV personality), Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, DC4), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), Paul Shortino (QUIET RIOT, KING KOBRA), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Oz Fox (STRYPER), Steve “Lips” Kudlow (ANVIL), Betsy Bitch (BITCH), Ron Keel (KEEL, STEELER), Brian Slagel (CEO Metal Blade Records), and Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER).
An official release date of June 29th was announced today. “It’s exciting for us to come in a little bit ahead of schedule on such an amazing project.” says Toney. “We originally announced a July release in January, but the entire process materialized smoother than we anticipated.” The book will also be available in an eBook format which will be also be made available June 29th.
Tales From The Stage, Volume 1 has partnered with the non-profit organization, Ride for Dime (RFD). A portion of all book sales will be donated to RFD which is committed to furthering music education for America’s youth. Michael Toney also co-authored the book Tales from the Cage, which was of a similar format, focusing on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.