Book Week Scotland: Tom Russell – Godfather of Rock

1st December 2017 AK Bell Library

Legendary rock DJ, Tom Russell, gives us a behind the scenes look at his life in rock and radio. Tom uncovered some of the great rock bands to come out of Scotland and has interviewed a some of the absolute legends: Robert Plant, Ozzy, ACDC, Genesis, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Rush, Motley Crue, Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Black Stone Cherry, Alterbridge and many many more.

Tom’s latest book, The Godfather of Rock, is a collection of memories full of the mayhem and mischief that surrounds the work of rock. With 35 years in the business, doing interviews all over the world and hosting one of the biggest rock shows on radio, Tom has many a tale to tell!

Scottish Book Trust encouraged the people of Scotland to share their stories of life and food for their Book Week Scotland 2017 writing campaign, Nourish. From the hundreds of stories received, they pulled out their favourites. Together with tales from well-known writers such as Mary Contini, Liz Niven and Dave Myers, the selected stories can be accessed below.
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