Originally Posted by John The Drummer
Is that the Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal? If so... that book is.... interesting
No that book was written by Daniel Bukszpan, and it wasn't really designed for much else other than being an entertaining coffee book. For what it's worth, the second, tenth anniversary edition is less stupid (i.e. Insane Clown Posse aren't in it).
Ian Christe's book is called "Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal."