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FULL METAL JACKIE CERTIFIED: THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL HEAVY METAL SONGS OF THE 80S AND THE TRUE STORIES BEHIND THEIR LYRICS Full Metal Jackie Certified was written by Jackie Kajzer with Roger Lotring, with a foreword by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. The book brings 80s metal to life through exclusive interviews with the artists that shaped the decade and classic photos by renowned rock photographer Mark Weiss–along with Kajzers own unique perspective as a leading voice among metal fans and developer and host of the award-winning nationally syndicated metal radio show Full Metal Jackie.
Full Metal Jackie Certified… has received positive feedback from media across the board. Heres a sample of the books critical praise: The must-read collection reveals the inspirations for some of the most iconic songs from perhaps metals most iconic decade. Interviews with songwriters like Rob Halford (who discusses the Thatcher-era desperation that birthed Judas Priests Breaking The Law), Living Colour’s Vernon Reid (who explains how To Live And Die In L.A. and Peter Gabriel inspired Cult Of Personality), and Glenn Danzig (who highlights the irony of his anti-censorship screed Mother being twice banned from MTV), help you hear old favorites with new ears. –Rebecca Raber, Revolver,March/April 2010 Tellin g the tales behind the greatest tunes of 1980s, this mighty tome is packed with insights from the songwriters themselves, from Priest to Pantera and AC/DC to Megadeth. Flipping through, it’s almost as if Jackie Kajzer and co-scribe Roger Lotring have compiled ultimate playlist of the damned and then gone into fascinating detail. Most importantly, their love for the subject shines through brilliantly. This is a must-have addition to any self-respecting metalheads library. –Alexander Milas, (Editor), Metal Hammer, June 2010 (8 out of 10 rating)