Seb Hunter wasn't just a heavy metal fan. He was a blind devotee who threw away his education and future prospects to become a rock star. In Hell Bent for Leather, he reaches into the most embarrassing depths of the family photo album to reveal his Wayne's World-esque teen years, taking readers on a (very loud) musical journey from his first guitar to his first gig and on, through groupies, girlfriends, too many drugs, spiraling egos, musical differences, and finally, the end of the dream -- and a much-needed haircut.In this nostalgic look at heavy metal culture, Seb Hunter has given us a moving portrait of adolescence and chasing your dream, reminding us all that it's better to have lost in rock than never to have rocked at all.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
“A wonderfully deadpan account…unexpectedly moving…a gem.”
“Amusing, sweetly ramshackle.... A winning blend of headbanging trivia and adolescent fantasia.”
“Dead-on...as infectious as a well-crafted power-ballad.”
“Funny and genuinely touching.”
“Hell Bent” is more than a memoir: it’s a crash course in metal....Rock on”