Garry Sharpe–Young is known the world over as a leading expert on international Rock music. Since his early teens he has been embroiled in the world of Heavy Metal in all its aspects, executing over 30 album covers, including for Skyclad, Queensryche and Grim Reaper, making custom belt buckles for Guns n' Roses, designing stage wear for Judas Priest, label manager for Saxon and manufacturing merchandise for Cradle Of Filth, Megadeth, Dimmu Borgir, UFO, Motorhead and Iron Maiden. Throughout the course of all this mayhem Garry amassed a vinyl and CD collection of staggering proportions, toured the world and interviewed just about every major act on the planet. Garry's real passion though remains the discovery of new music and chronicling the phenomenon known as Heavy Metal.
In December 2001 Garry put his knowledge gathering and contacts into a unique resource - www.rockdetector.com. With the world's biggest Rock & Metal database the spin off into books was inevitable. A series of acclaimed reference works followed, along with definitive and highly praised biographies on Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.