“Metallica: The $24.95 Book” To Be Released In August

Writing teacher and music journalist Ben Apatoff will be releasing a new book, titled “Metallica: The $24.95 Book,” on August 15 through Backbeat Books. Here’s a description of the effort [via Amazon]:

“‘METALLICA: THE $24.95 BOOK’ looks at Metallica’s cultural significance, with chapters devoted to each member, each album, touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history, and more, exploring the band’s ideologies along the way. With more than 125 million records sold worldwide, Metallica is the biggest metal band of all time. Four decades into their unparalleled career, Metallica is a massive cultural force who drastically changed the sound of popular music by creating their own rules. Yet for all their popularity, Metallica can seem impenetrable, raising more questions and inspiring more discourse as their mythos grows. Metallica, by dedicated fan and music journalist Ben Apatoff, including previously unpublished photos and a foreword by What Are You Doing Here? author Laina Dawes, provides an in-depth look at the band and their music that both die-hard fans and newcomers can enjoy.”

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