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A landmark release, this is the first of a two-volume biography of Metallica, the biggest metal band of all time, told via exclusive interviews with the band and their world.
The California quartet has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammy Awards, and had five consecutive albums hit number one on the US Billboard chart. Theirs is a tale about much more than sales figures and critical acclaim, though, and their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the world's most storied stadiums has been dramatic and painful.
Birth School Metallica Death is the definitive story of the most significant rock band since Led Zeppelin. It's a story about family, community, self-belief, and the pursuit of dreams, which unfolds through firsthand interviews with the band and those closest to it. In this epic saga, deserving of a broad canvas, the first volume details the band's rise to international fame while the second explores the challenges and tensions that accompany such status. Piece by piece, Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood reveal just how Metallica has stayed ahead of the competition for so many years. [NOTE: (The second book of this two-book biography is titled: Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica, 1991-2014)]
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PAUL BRANNIGAN is the author of This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, the acclaimed biography of ex-Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl. A former editor of Kerrang! -- the world's biggest weekly music magazine -- Brannigan currently contributes to Mojo and Q magazines. He lives in London.
IAN WINWOOD is Britain's foremost rock and metal journalist. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Mojo, Kerrang!, Classic Rock, Revolver, NME, Q, The Mirror, and on the BBC. He lives in London.
''Introduces us to the boys who went on to be metal kings . . . [Brannigan and Winwood] have worked closely with the band over the years, and it shows, both in the access they've gained, the anecdotes they witnessed first-hand and the warmth they afford their subjects. No stone is left unturned as the band's insane life is meticulously researched.'' --Classic Rock (UK)
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Book Description Blackstone Audio, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1482941732
Book Description Blackstone Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111482941732