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The Darkness: Permission to Rock! - The Unofficial Book [Hardcover]

Jason Arnopp


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26 Feb 2004
The Darkness have ascended rapidly into the top rank of the music and media scene and have got everyone talking, from the "Sun" and the "Telegraph", high-end music magazines such as "Q" and "Bang!" to ultra-hip magazines such as "Dazed and Confused". Their fans include teenagers, older serious rock-music fans and high-spending late-twenty-somethings nostalgic for the guitar-rock of their youth. This title details the band's early days as gigging musicians right through to their trajectory towards superstardom and critical acclaim and their experiences "breaking" America, illustrated throughout with shots of this hard-rocking, technicolour band.

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books; First Edition, First Impression edition (26 Feb 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852271299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852271299
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 21.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,415,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jason Arnopp is a British author and scriptwriter. He is the man behind two Kindle-exclusive fiction titles: Beast In The Basement (a suspenseful, mind-blowing horror-thriller) and A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home (a chilling and groundbreaking short story set in YOUR home.)

Arnopp wrote and executive-produced the Lionsgate US horror film Stormhouse, script-edited Peter Mullan thriller The Man Inside and has contributed fiction to the worlds of Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Friday The 13th.

In Arnopp's previous life as a rock journalist, he was once surrounded by angry guards holding semi-automatic weapons at The Vatican. His Slipknot biography, Slipknot: Inside The Sickness, Behind The Masks, was released in 2001 and is now available as a Kindle Edition. Arnopp has also written a 2011 guide to journalistic interviewing, entitled How To Interview Doctor Who, Ozzy Osbourne And Everyone Else, which is also out on Kindle.

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From the Author

This being an unofficial book (that subtitle is a dead giveaway), I knew I had to run the extra mile, in order to make it well worth a Darkling's hard-earned/stolen cash. Let's face it: most unofficial books are nothing more than cobbled together magazine articles that you've already absorbed. So I conducted in-depth interviews with around 15 people during the long writing process, including two of lead singer Justin Hawkins' best friends (with his blessing), his tutor Rick Cocker at Huddersfield Technical College and London gig promoters who believed in the band early on. Because of these added perspectives, plus the fact that I'm from the band's hometown Lowestoft myself (went to the same high school, drank in the same pubs), I feel that I've been able to tell The Darkness' story in a way you won't have read elsewhere. I'm also very pleased with the way the book has physically turned out - it's a quality hardback offering, slathered with the finest colour pictures. Hope you give it the thumbs-up...

About the Author

Jason Arnopp spent 14 years working on Kerrang! magazine and is now freelance, having written for the likes of Heat, Zoo Weekly, Word, The Face and Q. His first book chronicled the rise of nu-metal maniacs Slipknot. Subtitled 'Inside The Sickness, Behind The Masks', it was released by Ebury in 2001. 'Permission To Rock!' is his second book. Arnopp runs the horror website Slasherama and the spoof news site Satan-Says. He lives in Camden Town, London with a possum and a ridiculously large collection of movies.

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