Preview Greg Prato’s new book about MTV’s early years

book-cover-mtv-ruled-the-worldGreg Prato, author of Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music has released a new book, MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video . From the press release:

‘MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video’ is the first book to focus solely on the channel’s important building-block years, specifically from the channel’s launch to when MTV’s original group of VJs left the channel. Comprised of over 70 all-new interviews (“Weird Al” Yankovic, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rob Halford, Stewart Copeland, Rick Springfield, Jerry Casale, Geddy Lee, Ann Wilson, Chuck D, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, etc.), the book is not only an eye-opening account of the early years of MTV, but also of the music industry, important music developments/events, and the “Big ‘80s” in general.

The book is being released via “print-on-demand” service Lulu, and is currently on sale for two bucks off. You can buy it (as well as preview a few pages) at the Lulu website. Hopefully, we’ll have a copy for review in a little bit, and we can let you know how it is.