The final chapter of Paul Brannigan and Ian
Winwood’s in-depth coverage of Metallica details the latter half of the band’s
extraordinary, decades-long career.
The second volume of Metallica’s definitive
biography opens as the band breaks through to mainstream with its fifth album, Metallica (a.k.a. The Black Album), topping
the Billboard charts and its hit single “Enter Sandman” dominating the
airwaves. By 1993, after a two-year tour, Metallica had become the biggest hard-rock band in the world. Success naturally brought new challenges, and the band
ran the risk of alienating its original fans. It was beset by controversy over
stylistic shifts, concessions to the mainstream, its stance on file sharing (in
Metallica v. Napster), even the band members’ haircut decisions. By the end of
the century, they were a band teetering on the brink of self-destruction. A
stunning return to form awaited, however.
Brilliantly chronicled by top UK music writers Paul
Brannigan and Ian Winwood, this is a masterful conclusion to an epic rock tome. Download and start listening now!