I heavily involved in the hard rock/metal music scene in Southern California. First, as a fan in the mid-80's, and then as a journalist for several music magazines from 1988-1992. This is a great account of that era. For those (like me) who were there, this book will bring back some fond memories of a long-gone era. For those who wished they could have been there, read this book to get a feel for what you missed.
My only real criticism is that the author should have hired an editor to work on the book prior to publication. There are horrendous spelling and punctuation errors throughout the book. It doesn't take away from the fun, but it does makes it look more like a rough draft than finished product.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)