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Metallica : Back to the Front : A Fully Authorized Visual History of the Master of Puppets Album and Tour - Matt Taylor

Metallica

Back to the Front : A Fully Authorized Visual History of the Master of Puppets Album and Tour

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Published: 13th September 2016
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Metallica: Back to the Front tells the amazing, fully authorized story of the band s seminal Master of Puppets album and tour. Released on March 3, 1986, Metallica's Master of Puppets album became an instant classic and announced the band as the most electrifying new voice in rock. Thirty years later, this six-time platinum album is considered to be the high-water mark of Metallica's incredible career, with songs like Battery, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), and the title track, Master of Puppets , still a staple of their sell-out live shows. Sadly, this hugely successful period for Metallica was marred by a tragedy that shook the band to its foundation: the death of bassist Cliff Burton in a tour bus accident on September 27, 1986.

For the first time, Metallica: Back to the Front tells the fully authorized story of the creation of the Master of Puppets album and the subsequent tour. Featuring new and exclusive interviews with band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett, this is the definitive account of the most venerated period of Metallica s history, from the incredible highs of touring in support of Ozzy Osbourne to the lows of losing a key member of the band and crucial part of the Metallica sound. Metallica: Back to the Front will also feature interviews with other important figures in the band s history, including managers Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch, Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, Anthrax band members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, and many, many more.

Filled with hundreds of never-before-seen images from the band s personal archives, this deluxe volume will combine an in-depth narrative with stunning visuals, taking fans further into this defining period of the band s career than ever before.

About the Author

Matt Taylor is author of the critically acclaimed "Jaws: Memories from Martha s Vineyard." He lives in Massachusetts.

Ray Burtonis the father of Cliff Burton, the legendary Metallica bassist who died during the band's Master of Puppets tour. He lives in California.

James Hetfield is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and co-song writer for the the multi-Grammy award winning band Metallica. He lives in California.

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      This book is amazing quality with so many great pictures. The information, stories and volume make it a very worthwhile read for any Metallica fan.

       
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        "As Ulrich reveals, the book features photos, original art, ideas for lyrics, and interviews with the band, producer Flemming Rasmussen and fans. Though the book is actually 276 pages--not 9,000, as Ulrich says--it's packed with information vital to fans who have a deep appreciation for the album and Metallica." -- GuitarPlayer.com

        ISBN: 9781608877461
        ISBN-10: 1608877469
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 276
        Published: 13th September 2016
        Publisher: Insight Editions, Div of Palace Publishing Group, LP
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 26.6 x 29.5  x 3.0
        Weight (kg): 2.11