GARY MOORE: Official biography of HARRY SHAPIRO due in September

Gary Moore delighted entire generations with his passionate way of playing the guitar, from the driving rock of SLIM LIZZY in the 1970s to his explorations in later decades of jazz fusion, heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock, and more. Throughout that time, he could be seen on the biggest stages in the world, but the real Gary Moore it was always hidden in plain sight, revealing little. Now, however, through extensive and revealing interviews with family, friends, and fellow musicians, including peace ian, Sharon Osbourne, greg lake, glen hughes and members of SLIM LIZZY – acclaimed rock biographer harry shapiro is able to take readers right into the heart of Garythe life and career of .

Despite his early death in 2011, Moore He still has legions of devoted fans around the world who will be wowed by this unique insight into the life of a guitar genius who did things his own way and whose music lives on. Beginning with Gary as a teenage guitar prodigy in war-torn Ireland and continuing through the many ups and downs of over forty years in rock, Shapiro paints an intimate portrait of a musician widely hailed as one of the greatest Irish bluesmen of all time.

Authorized and written with the full cooperation of your estate, and with an in-depth analysis of your instruments and equipment, “Gary Moore: The Official Biography” (due September 27 through jaw press) is the definitive biography of the last great guitar hero.

Moore enjoyed a spectacular career with bands like SLUM, SLIM LIZZY Y G FORCEand predominantly as a solo artist, during which time he effortlessly switched from heavy rock to blues, taking his jean-clad fans on what would be a blockbuster ride.

MooreMastery of the guitar saw him collaborate with stars like baby king Y Albert King, green peter, jack bruce Y Eric Clapton.

Moore He passed away in his sleep on February 6, 2011, hours after checking into the five-star Kempinski Hotel in Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain with a friend. He reportedly suffered a heart attack caused by a large amount of alcohol he consumed before he was found dead in bed.

METALLIC‘s Kirk Hammett said: “Gary Moore is definitely on my top five guitar influences list, along with Jimi Hendrix, eddie vanhalen, Stevie Ray Vaughn Y Michael Schenker. He just blew me away from the first time I heard it.”

jack bruce he said, “The most powerful and genuine authentic blues-rock guitarist of his day.”

DEF LEPPARD‘s viviana campbell stated, “He was a huge influence on guitar. I probably ripped off Gary Moore more than any other guitarist”.

joe bonamassa commented: “Gary It opened the door for me and many other blues-rock guitarists. He was a legend, a musical titan and a very nice man.”

harry shapiro He is a music writer and journalist. his biography “Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy” was nominated for the Ralph J Gleason Music Book Awardweather “Waiting for the Man: The History of Drugs and Popular Music” It was voted the best music book of the 20th century by the bbc millennium website. “Jack Bruce: Fix Yourself” was published by Maxillary in 2010. His other books include biographies of Eric Clapton, alexis korner Y graham link.