Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014 (book review)

Wow! What a well researched book this is. This is the second book taking you from the years 1991 all the way to present 2014. Writers Paul Brannigan and Ian Windwood were present at a lot of Metallica’s most famous moments and have a tremendous collection of interviews with all the members of the band.

Being a somewhat short book, the writers do an awesome job at telling the history of Metallica through the years. With many hours of interviews, both backstage and at Metallica’s HQ and all over the world for that matter, you will learn how all their albums (from 91 to 2014) were recorded, from demos to full songs.

Both writers are not afraid to say Metallica’s biggest failures, one being the St. Anger album, and the more recent one, Through The Never, both which seemed to dissapoint Metallica fans. There is no lack of detail when it comes to the Big 4 shows and how everything really happened. From the very first show at Sonisphere to the shows in the US.

There is one chapter which i think could’ve been replaced which is the “Some Kind of Monster” chapter. There is really no new information in that chapter, is basically the writers putting to paper what happened in the movie.

Overall a really good book for any Metallica fan, and if you are not a fan, well get this book and be educated with some Metallica history from first hand account.

‚óŹ I would like to thank Da Capo Press for sending me this copy of this book. Visit their website to get some really cool books!

Da Capo Press Books

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: November 4, 2014
# of Pages: 312

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Book Giveaway (details inside)

I been long overdue for a book giveaway. Basically i wanted to do this to say thank you to those of you who follow and enjoy my little book reviews.

Thanks to DaCapo Press for providing the book i will be giving away. The book is: Into the Black: the Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014.

I will select a random winner on Friday 1/16. I will contact them via their blog email to arrange shipping. Shipping will be free within the US, all you have to do is enter the contest to win.

There is only one rule to enter this contest:

Just LIKE this Post and you are automatically entered.

Sharing this post is not required, but the more people who like it, the more often i will be doing this giveaways. Thanks for looking and good luck everyone!

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Lemmy Kilmister: White Line Fever (book review)

This is one of those autobiographies that is a most read! Lemmy writes with such ease and it made me feel like we were sitting in the back area of the Rainbow in an afternoon and he was telling me war stories. I wish there was an audio cd for this book spoken by Lemmy himself.

If you choose to read this book, be ready to take a ride from the beginnings of rock n roll. From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix. Lemmy has been in the music business from way before Motorhead. He was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix for sometime and knew the guys from the Beatles. Lemmy explains some things about the Beatles and the Stones that you will not expect at all.

Theres great explanation from Lemmy’s days in Hawkwind and all of the other bands he was in before forming Motorhead. I found myself laghing a lot at some of the stories from the road and all the mixture of drugs and “love” that was going on back in the day.

I wish people would hear about this book more, because it is such an underrated book, and I dont ever hear anybody talking about this book when it comes to musicians autobiographies. Hope whoever reads this review picks up a copy of this book and enjoy some really great stories about sex, rock, and rock n roll, and more sex haha.

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Publisher: Simin and Schuster
Release Date: November 4, 2002
# of Pages: 304