Power Chord: One Man's Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes (Paperback)
Determined to track down the legendary guitar heroes of the golden age of heavy metal--men like Ronnie James Dio, Slash, and Ace Frehley of KISS--McKenzie set off on a pilgrimage to come to terms with the instrument that captivates him and music lovers everywhere.
About the Author
Thomas Scott McKenzie has written for Premier Guitar, Tin House, Stuff, Paste, Sync, Inked, and other publications. McKenzie runs Slushpile.net, and he coauthored The Man Behind the Nose, the autobiography of Larry "Bozo the Clown" Harmon.
Praise for Power Chord: One Man's Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes…
“A highly entertaining tale about heroism, dreams, debauchery, unnecessary umlauts and loud, loud music.”
-A. J. Jacobs
“Power Chord captures the essence of why we become lifetime devotees to our rock gods.”
-Rudy Sarzo, bass player for Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, & Dio
“Scott McKenzie captures why we all became obsessed with the electric guitar. There was something that spoke to us. The look, the sound, and the whole embodiment of the electric guitar took us to another world. Put down your guitar and read POWER CHORD!”
-Stacey Blades of L.A. Guns