Nothing Else Matters : the Stories Behind the Biggest Songs
Author: Chris Ingham,Tommy Udo
Pubpsher: Da Capo Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Charts the recorded highlights of the popular heavy-metal band, citing their achievements as both a live performance group and influential pop icons while sharing insight into the development of James Hetfield as a songwriter, the non-musical contributions of each member, and the particular roles of bassist Cliff Burton. Original.
This new, thoroughly updated edition is the ultimate tribute to Metallica, complete with coverage of the band's most recent DVD set and live albums. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, Metallica has become the best-selling heavy metal group in music history, with an estimated 100 million worldwide album sales. The band has toured and performed on all seven continents. In this updated edition of Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History, acclaimed heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff leads a roster of celebrated heavy metal writers in taking on Metallica's story, analyzing studio albums, and providing a complete discography. More than 300 images complement the band's story: their formative years spent woodshedding in the clubs of Los Angeles; tragedies, such as the death of founding bassist Cliff Burton; the triumphs of multiple platinum recordings; personnel changes, such as the departures of Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted; and tours around the world. Live-performance and candid backstage photographs are accompanied by memorabilia. This updated edition includes coverage of Metallica's two Orion Music + More festival gigs in 2012 and 2013; the band's 2012 departure from Warner Bros. and the formation of Blackened Records; the release of the Quebec Magnetic two DVD live set in 2012; and the release of Through the Never, an innovative 3D, no-dialog horror movie interspersed with Metallica live footage and a live soundtrack album in 2013. The band's Antarctica performance generated a digital live album, Freeze 'Em All, and Metallica toured the world in 2013, 2014, and 2015, with shows from England to Norway to Peru. All of this history and more is packed in the updated edition of Metallica. Consider this updated edition a loud tribute to one of heavy metal's hardest-rocking bands.
Formed nearly 30 years ago, Metallica represents the pinnacle of heavy metal’s cultural reach. These metal titans have maintained their vaunted status for over two decades through musical prowess, constant touring, and resilience in the face of personal tragedy. Now, their personal stories are documented in this comprehensive biography -- from the tragic death of guitarist Cliff Burton in 1986 to alcoholism, divorce, departed band members, and the conflicts that drove band members to pursue group therapy and rehab. Charting their skyrocketing careers from childhood to sales of over 100 million albums, this is the ultimate guide for fans of every generation.
"Damage Incorporated" is the first book about the legendary heavy metal band Metallica that provides a detailed exploration of the group’s music and its place within the wider popular music landscape. Written with a broad readership in mind, it offers an interdisciplinary study that incorporates a range of topics which intersect with the band’s music and cultural influence. For students of popular culture, mass media, and music, "Damage Incorporated" will be necessary reading, and sets a new standard for the study and exploration of metal within the field of popular music studies.
In 1991, Metallica released their fifth studio album that would become known and beloved around the world as “The Black Album.” Since its release, it has sold 30 million copies, and become a towering monument in the pantheon of rock's greatest records. Readers will get unprecedented insight into the story behind an iconic album from one of the world's most iconic bands through interviews with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, and “Black Album” producer Bob Rock. Masciotra takes readers into the recording studio, giving them Metallica's account of how their most successful and famous record was born and learned to walk into every radio station and stadium stage around the world. Masciotra not only talks to the band about the making of the album, but also the stories that inspired the songs. Readers will not only learn about “The Black Album,” but they will also gain greater knowledge and familiarity with the men who created it. With direct access to the band, Masciotra offers a fascinating and inspiring account of the creation of one of music's best and best-selling albums.
Release on 2014-03-25 | by Joe Berlinger,Greg Milner
The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster
Author: Joe Berlinger,Greg Milner
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Press
Metallica is one of the most successful hard-rock bands of all time, having sold more than ninety million albums worldwide. Receiving unique, unfettered access, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky followed Metallica over two and a half years as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges that threatened to destroy the bands just as they returned to the studio to record their first album in four years. While the documentary itself provides an insider's view of Metallica, the two and a half years of production (and more than 1,600 hours of footage) garnered far more than can be expressed in a two-hour film. Berlinger's book about the experience reveals the stories behind the film, capturing the energy, uncertainty, and ultimate triumph of both the filming and Metallica's bid for survival. It weaves the on-screen stories together with what happened off-screen, offering intimate details of the band's struggle amidst personnel changes, addiction, and controversy. In part because Berlinger was one of the only witnesses to the intensive group-therapy sessions and numerous band meetings, his account of his experience filming the band is the most honest and deeply probing book about Metallica - or any rock band - ever written. This is the book both Metallica and film fans have dreamed of - a stark and honest look at one of rock's most important bands through the eyes of the most provocative documentary filmmakers working today.
Written by a noted hard rock journalist who has covered the band since its inception 10 years ago, this one-of-a-kind, full-color collectors' volume provides the most in-depth information on the band available anywhere. Rare and never-before-published photos. Complete discography.
Hit the lights and jump in the fire, you’re about to enterthe School of Rock! Today’s lecture will be a crash course inbrain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructorswho graduated from the old school—they actually paid $5.98for The $5.98 EP. But back before these philosophyprofessors cut their hair, they were lieutenants in the MetalMilitia. A provocative study of the ‘thinking man’s’metal band Maps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx,Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demonstrate the band’sphilosophical significance Uses themes in Metallica’s work to illuminate topics suchas freedom, truth, identity, existentialism, questions of life anddeath, metaphysics, epistemology, the mind-body problem, morality,justice, and what we owe one another Draws on Metallica’s lyrical content, Lars Ulrich’srelationship with Napster, as well as the documentary Some Kindof Monster Serves as a guide for thinking through the work of one of thegreatest rock bands of all time Compiled by the editor of Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Bookabout Everything and Nothing and The Simpsons andPhilosophy: The D’oh! of Homer