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Mick Wall (born June 23, 1958) is a British music journalist, radio and TV presenter, and author.

Wall began his career contributing to the music weekly Sounds in 1977, where he wrote on punk and the new wave, before graduating to rockabilly, funk, New Romantic pop and, eventually, hard rock and heavy metal. In 1979, he left music journalism to become the partner in his own PR firm, Heavy Publicity, aged just 20, where he oversaw press campaigns for artists such as Black Sabbath, Wild Horses, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, The Damned, Dire Straits and several others. In the early 1980s he also worked at Virgin Records as press officer for such artists as Gillan, The Human League, Simple Minds, Japan and others.

By 1983, Wall become one of the main journalists in the early days of Kerrang! magazine, where he was their star cover story writer for the next nine years. He subsequently became the founding editor of Classic Rock magazine in 1998, and presented his own television and radio shows on Sky TV, Capital Radio, BBC GLR, BBC Radio 1, Planet Rock and, others. He has also guested on on several television programmes and documentaries on BBC TV, ITV, Sky One, Channel Four and MTV.

Wall has authored many biographies of musicians and bands including Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses. The latter mentioned him in their song "Get in the Ring" after Wall fell out with former friend, singer W. Axl Rose for "not doing as I was told." One of his most famous books, however, remains Paranoid: Black Days With Sabbath & Other Horror Stories (1999), a semi-fictionalised account of his substance-abusing days in the 1980s working with some of the biggest rock stars in the world. His latest book is the biography of Led Zeppelin, entitled When Giants Walked The Earth..

Wall is also the author of a daily blog on his official website, consisting of a compendium of domestic affairs and anecdotes from his past. On September 8th 2010 on his radio show at, he tipped a little known Welsh blues/rock band, the Tom Hollister Trio as the "finest trio to come out of the UK since Cream & the Jimi Hendrix Experience" playing their track, "Tied Up in Blue" as proof of his bold claim.

Wall currently lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and children.

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Total Books: 80
Like a Bat Out of Hell The Larger than Life Story of Meat Loaf
Foo Fighters Learning to Fly
2017 - Foo Fighters Learning to Fly (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781250122339
ISBN-10: 1250122333
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

Prince Purple Reign
2017 - Prince Purple Reign (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409169222
ISBN-10: 1409169227
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

Lemmy The Definitive Biography
2016 - Lemmy the Definitive Biography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409160274
ISBN-10: 1409160270
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre A Biography of the Doors
Getcha Rocks off Sex  Excess Bust-Ups  Binges Life  Death on the Rock 'n' Roll Road
Black Sabbath Symptom of the Universe
Lou Reed The Life
2014 - Lou Reed the Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409153047
ISBN-10: 1409153045
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

AC/DC Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
2013 - Ac/dc Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250038746
ISBN-10: 125003874X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
2013 - Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788563993663
ISBN-10: 8563993666

2012 - Ac/dc (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781409115342
ISBN-10: 1409115348
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

2012 - Acdc (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409115359
ISBN-10: 1409115356

Enter Night A Biography of Metallica
Appetite for Destruction Legendary Encounters with Mick Wall
2011 - Appetite for Destruction Legendary Encounters with Mick Wall (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781409121695
ISBN-10: 1409121690
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Metallica The Music And The Mayhem
2011 - Metallica the Music and the Mayhem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849386623
ISBN-10: 1849386625
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Metallica Enter Night
2010 - Metallica Enter Night (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781409112952
ISBN-10: 1409112950

When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography of Led Zeppelin
Iron Maiden Le origini del mito
2010 - Iron Maiden Le Origini Del Mito (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788861238206
ISBN-10: 8861238203

WAR The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose
2009 - War the Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312541484
ISBN-10: 0312541481
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Led Zeppelin The Definitive Biography of the World's Greatest Rock Band
W Axl Rose
2007 - W Axl Rose (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780283070471
ISBN-10: 0283070471
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

1996 - Bon Jovi [Complete Guide to the Music Of...] (Paperback)Paperback
Lemmy a Biografia Definitiva [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Guns N' Roses [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)