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FACTS ON TRACKS: Stories Behind 100 Rock Classics – Book Review

Greg Prato is a very prolific author who has churned out 22 books about music, as well as four books on professional sports teams. Prato is a meticulous researcher who is passionate about the subjects he writes about, and as a result his books are highly regarded (all have four and five star ratings on… Read more »

Long Live Queen by Greg Prato – Book Review

Queen has never really gone out of style, but they have certainly seen a massive resurgence, and probably an influx of new fans due to the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody. So what a great time for a new book about the band, Long Live Queen: Rock Royalty Discuss Freddie, Brian, John and Roger… Read more »

The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists by Greg Prato – Book Review

Top 10 or Top 100 or Top Anything lists will always be subject to a multitude of opinions- “No, this dude should have been higher up on the list!” “You forgot about this fella/gal!” Unless the criteria is something specific, such as number of albums sold or top grossing concert tours, a list is essentially… Read more »

Book Review: The Other Side of Rainbow by Greg Prato

New York-based journalist Greg Prato is back at it again, releasing his twentieth book The Other Side of Rainbow.  Several of his other books have been reviewed in Screamer in the past and Prao has written for Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, and Vintage Guitar. For those who don’t know the history of the band Rainbow,… Read more »

Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s

Greg Prato, New York-based journalist has recently released his sixteenth book. We at Screamer have reviewed Prato’s work previously, namely Overlooked/Underappreciated and the Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion. This time he tackles a subject that no book previously has taken on in such detail: Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s…. Read more »

New Book Tells Story Of One Of Heavy Metals Best Yet Most Difficult Decades

Since its inception in the late 1960’s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling – the 1990’s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980’s… Read more »

Book Review: Overlooked/Underappreciated by Greg Prato

For the most part, we all fall guilty to the “modern” way of storing our music- digitally; on our phones, iPods, computers, all of which makes it easier to let some of your old favorite albums fall through the cracks. In Greg Prato’s newest book, Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention, the author gently… Read more »


With a chapter entitled “Shit Terrorist”, how can you go wrong? The Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion is Greg Prato’s tenth book, including such titles as Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other:The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind… Read more »