‘Metallica: The $24.95 Book’ will examine band’s cultural significance

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As Metallica gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary, a new book will examine the impact the band and its music have had on our culture.

Metallica: The $24.95 Book, written by Ben Apatoff after years of exhaustive research, features chapters dedicated to each band member and each album. It’ll also cover touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history and more.

“I wanted it to be more than a fact book, and not just something people could look up on the Internet,” says Apatoff.

The book covers Metallica through 2021, and is the first one written with access to the band’s box set materials. Unpublished photos, new transcriptions of video interviews and magazine quotes that were previously unavailable online round out the tome.

The book’s foreword was written by Laina Dawes, the author of the 2013 memoir What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal.

Metallica: The $24.95 Book will be released in August, but you can pre-order it now.  We’re sure you can figure out how much it costs.

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