By Martin Popoff
Shaped in l. a. in 1981, Metallica has turn into the one bestselling heavy steel act in tune background, with greater than a hundred million album revenues to its credits. Now dependent within the San Francisco Bay region, the band is still highly renowned world wide: in 2009, Metallica's 1991 self-titled LP turned the bestselling album of the SoundScan era.
In this e-book, the 1st whole illustrated therapy of the band, acclaimed heavy steel journalist Martin Popoff leads a roster of revered heavy steel writers to tackle Metallica's complete background, interpreting all of the group's ten studio albums (including 2011's LuLu collaboration with Lou Reed) and supplying an entire discography. greater than three hundred pictures supplement broad band tales: their youth spent woodshedding within the golf equipment of l. a., tragedies just like the demise of founding bassist Cliff Burton, the triumphs of a number of platinum recordings, team of workers alterations just like the departures of Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted, and excursions overlaying internationally. Live-performance and candid off-stage pictures are followed through a gorgeous choice of memorabilia, together with gig posters, live performance tees, photograph sleeves, behind the curtain passes, buttons, price tag stubs, and more.
By following a similar severely acclaimed, high quality layout as Voyageur Press' prior books on Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, Iron Maiden, and others, Metallica: the full Illustrated heritage is the authoritative tribute to 1 of history's such a lot profitable and widespread heavy steel bands.
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There hasn't ever been a troublesome rock band like Metallica. The California quartet has offered greater than a hundred million albums around the world, gained 9 Grammy Awards, and had 5 consecutive albums hit number 1 at the Billboard charts. yet Metallica’s tale, epic in scope, is a story approximately even more than revenues figures and significant acclaim, and their trip from scuzzy l. a. garages to the world’s so much storied stadiums has been dramatic and painful, their significant successes frequently shot via with stress, tragedy, loss, and controversy.
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Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History by Martin Popoff