LARS ULRICH, HENRY ROLLINS Featured In 'Why Vinyl Matters' Book

September 14, 2017

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and punk rock icon Henry Rollins are among the artists who were interviewed for "Why Vinyl Matters", the upcoming book from ACC Editions.

In 2015, vinyl sales in the U.S. increased by 30% — a raise for the tenth year in succession — and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the U.K. in 2014, the first time the million mark has been surpassed since 1996. Vinyl, once thought to be a dying market, is now facing a major revival.

Pop culture writer and historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike interviews some of our most iconic artists, including hip-hop stars, Indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders and record store owners. Each superstar and superfan talks about their own experiences of vinyl and what it means to them, and the importance of its re-emergence — seemingly against all odds — as a physical format in the era of the digital economy.

Said Ulrich: "It's the ritual element of it. It's running your finger down the side of the record, trying to open the plastic wrap, and then pulling it out, seeing if there is an inner sleeve, hoping for a gatefold. Nowadays, you just walk over to your computer, you click three times, and you have 140,000 songs at your fingertips. Vinyl was just a different kind of thing — and it still is."

Due on September 28, "Why Vinyl Matters" is part history, part future forecasting, part nostalgia and all celebration. It is a collection of more than 25 interviews, all illustrated with photos, sidebars, quotes, album covers, outtakes and much more. This is the book for anyone who has ever gone to the store and bought music on vinyl.

Includes interviews with:

* Fatboy Slim
* Tim Burgess (CHARLATANS)
* Henry Rollins (musician, actor, writer, comedian)
* Gaz Coombes (SUPERGRASS)
* Lars Ulrich (METALLICA)
* Maxi Jazz (FAITHLESS)
* Rob da Bank (DJ and founder of Bestival)
* Cut Chemist (JURASSIC 5)
* Fab 5 Freddy (hip-hop pioneer, visual artist)
* Fat Mike (NOFX)
* Julia Ruzicka (FUTURE OF THE LEFT)
* Steve Hackett (GENESIS)
* Nick Hornby

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