In his new book, Rat Salad (St. Martins Press), author Paul Wilkinson details his fascination with British heavy metal kings Black Sabbath, and according to Wilkinson, writing the book was a labor of love and nostalgia.
Wilkinson says, When youre young, your passion is so much more naked. Ive not experienced the same passion I did as when I heard Black Sabbath for the first time.
But like most teenage trysts, it was the original bands breakup that had long-lasting, heartbreaking effects on Wilkinson.
He laments, It was like your first love. When that breaks up, youre devastated, but then you get older and you find ways to deal with it.
And how does Wilkinsons other true love deal with his boyhood crush?
Wilkinson says, My wifes very understanding. She tolerates it, but I dont think shed listen to the music herself.
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