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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1St Edition edition (November 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306821869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306821868
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Classic Rock (UK), October 2013
“Introduces us to the boys who went on to be metal kings…[Brannigan and Winwood] have worked closely with the band over the years, and it shows, both in the access they’ve gained, the anecdotes they witnessed first-hand and the warmth they afford their subjects. No stone is left unturned as the band’s insane life is meticulously researched.”

Metal Hammer
“The Metallica story has been told many times before, but seldom as entertainingly or as smartly as this…Ian Winwood and Paul Brannigan’s vivid prose makes this well-worn saga seem somehow fresh and fascinating again.”

About the Author

Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood are two of the UK's foremost music writers. A contributor to Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, Q, and Metal Hammer magazines, Brannigan is the author of the acclaimed This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, while Winwood has written for Rolling Stone, the , Mojo, Kerrang!, NME, and the BBC. Both reside in London.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By zman1975 on November 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
this is the best metallica book to date, in fact i rank this higher than Mick Wall's book and probably equal to Joel McIver's volume. What I like is how the author(s) split the metallica story into two different volumes, which allows for a more in-depth analysis of the bands's tracjectory. What takes B.S.M.D, over the top, however, is Paul Brannigan's way with words. He's such an intelligent and thoughtful writer. That said, I can see how this type of prose might go over your average dirtbag headbanger's head. lol. can't wait until VOlume 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Lucio on December 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book on February 28th and just got around to reading it. I don't know what the negative reviewers are talking about. This was an excellent read. Yes I've heard many of these stories before but what do you expect after 30+ years of this band? One person called this book "superficial" I guess implying this book has no depth. The book is 346 pages and covers ten years. There is plenty of depth here. Loved it so much I went out and bought volume 2 yesterday.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EastBayB on November 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Just ordinary and I agree with the previous reviewer. There's really nothing new here that hasn't been covered in the half dozen of good Metallica books already available and until one of Ulrich or Hetfield choose to write a book of their own, it's hard to see a need for more Metallica biographies.
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By Nikki Sixx on January 28, 2015
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Literally, best book on the band. I've been following them since 1984, and thought i knew it all, you don't. The quality and care of the writing is excellent with extreme attention to detail. Im still reading it but 50 pages in i knew this was a tremendous read.
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