If you haven’t bought the current encyclopedia… you should. This will be the last one of it’s kind. Will I stop writing? Nope, never! I’m currently working on a new book. “The History of Swedish Hard Rock”. The book will feature, not only the chronological history and development of the genre, but also interviews with various musicians and bands, plus other people in the business. There are certain things which is quite specific for Sweden and that may be a reason why Swedish bands sound the way they do. This I am investigating. From where did we get our influences? What makes us sound the way we do? I will hopefully have some answers to these questions (or rather, I already have some answers…). It’s in the works, but no deadline has as yet been determined…
This Saturday, May 14, I will be on the annual Fuzz Guitar Show in Gothenburg. Besides hanging out with my friends at True Temperament and VGS, I will also be selling and signing my latest encyclopedia (in case you don’t already have it). See you there!
I’ve just returned from a fantastic trip to Japan, where I signed books and met some wonderful people at Rock Stakk Records in Osaka, and Disk Union in Shinjuku and Ochanomizu. If you’d like a copy of the book, you will find it there. Also, we are hopefully getting a bigger distributor to come on board in the near future! Stay tuned for more news!