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Birth School Metallica Death: The Biography, Volume 1

Brannigan, Paul; Winwood, Ian

Verlag: Da Capo Press, Boston, 2013
ISBN 10: 0306821869 / ISBN 13: 9780306821868
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Titel: Birth School Metallica Death: The Biography,...

Verlag: Da Capo Press, Boston

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used


Hardcover in good condition. Jacket is lightly scored and edge worn. Hardcover spine ends and a few page edges are bumped. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 444097

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Inhaltsangabe: There has never been a hard rock band like Metallica. The California quartet has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammy Awards, and had five consecutive albums hit number one on the Billboard charts. But Metallica's story, epic in scope, is a tale about much more than sales figures and critical acclaim, and their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the world's most storied stadiums has been dramatic and painful, their gigantic successes often shot through with tension, tragedy, loss, and controversy.

Birth School Metallica Death is the definitive story of the most significant rock band since Led Zeppelin. Volume 1 covers the band's formation up to their breakthrough eponymous fifth album, aka The Black Album.? The intense and sometimes fraught relationship between aloof-yet-simmering singer, chief lyricist, and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield and the outspoken and ambitious drummer Lars Ulrich is the saga's emotional core. Their earliest years saw the release of three unimpeachable classics Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, and Master of Puppets genre-defining masterpieces that took hard rock to a new level, both artistically and commercially. During these tumultuous times, the band persevered through line-up changes when guitarist Dave Mustaine was replaced by Kirk Hammet, and their bass player, the beloved Cliff Burton, was tragically killed in a bus crash while on tour in Europe.

But it was the breakthrough of And Justice for All that rent the fabric of the mainstream, hitting the top of the charts without benefit of radio airplay or the then-crucial presence on MTV. And finally in 1991, with the release of their fifth studio album, nicknamed The Black Album,? Metallica hit the next level five hit singles including their best-known songs Enter Sandman? and Nothing Else Matters? and their first album atop the Billboard charts.

In Birth School Metallica Death, veteran music journalists and Metallica confidants Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood detail this meteoric rise to international fame in an epic saga of family, community, self-belief, the pursuit of dreams, and music that rocks. Told through first-hand interviews with the band and those closest to them, the story of Metallica's rise to the mainstream has never been so vividly documented.

Rezension: 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.?
Q Magazine, October 2013

Roach shows how thoroughly she has researched her subject while also giving modern readers something to think about in our own days of social and political witch hunts. Six Women of Salem will provide a greater sense of the real-world lives of those who engaged in and were victimized by those events.?
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.?
Publishers Weekly, 11/1/13

At almost 400 pages, and just the first part of a two volume set, Birth School Metallica Death, might just be the only book you need on the band. While many of the stories in the first volume are lore at this point, the access these two longtime metal music writers had to longtime acquaintances of the band and former producers gives the book the weight that many previous bios on the San Francisco band just didn't have.?, 1/8/14

An in-depth look at arguably one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time The authors take you places normally off limits to the public Fans of Metallica and or heavy metal music in general will surely enjoy Birth School Metallica Death Not only does it contain some really cool interviews and accounts but it's a fairly straight forward and easy read.?

Curled Up with a Good Book, 1/24/14

The authors may be a bit biased, but that doesn't mean they're wrong. Metallica has enjoyed astonishing success and continue to lead the rest of the heavy metal pack. This book delves into why the band has become so important and how they've managed to stick together through a huge world of hurt.?

San Francisco Book Review, 2/3/14

Brannigan and Winwood dig deep into the band members'' formative years As former editor of Kerrang!, Britain's popular heavy metal magazine, Brannigan had the opportunity to interview a number of those in Metallica's orbit over the years, this special access and familiarity adds breadth to the book. This objective study is a refreshing approach to the traditional music biography. Even the most knowledgeable fans will eagerly await the second volume.?
Kirkus Reviews, 12/1/13

[An] ambitious undertaking The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is infectious. They're well-placed to show how Metallica learned from their British New Wave of heavy-metal forebears and, in true Oedipal fashion, killed the fathers to create something new. For metal heads and most fans of hard rock.?
Mojo, December 2013

It's hard to imagine the tale of San Francisco metal behemoths Metallica being told more authoritatively than it is here Gripping reading.?
The Chop Shop

  When it comes to a good biography I'm only looking for a couple of things; I'd like to learn and be entertained. The new book Birth, School, Metallica, Death delivers on both counts If you like Bios, this will give you a great trip into the formation and rise of one of America's most successful rock bands of all time.?
Sheds light on the hard rock shredders and on the 1980s SoCal suburbia from which they emerged A remarkable story of self-preservation and savvy brand expansion mixed with raw talent and unrelenting ambition.?, 1/2/2014

These two are absolutely the right guys and this is absolutely the right book. Everyone involved in the band's early years are involved and lend their voice to the story. Lots of books and book reviews lay claim to a you are there' or fly on the wall' style of storytelling but again, most just seem to disappoint me. Birth, School, Metallica, Death literally evolves and flows in such a way that you don't need photo spreads (of course there is a fine one contained here) because the words themselves string together a Ken Burns quality documentary in your mind These guys are the trusted source for documenting it all. Five star book.?, 12/20/2013

Rock biographies are everywhere, but the best ones have great access to the artists. Birth School Metallica Death is one of those books and it's a rollercoaster read. Like a classic Metallica song, Birth School Metallica Death is long and epic.?, 12/19/2013

Goldmine, December 2013

This book makes Metallica's story (and the development of the metal scene in the U.S.) interesting and accessible.?, 11/15/13

Vivid detail. The writers meticulously researched the band , the associates , the players and names to make a complete picture I give this book five out of five stars If you are or were a Metallica fan or just want a great biography to read I highly recommend Birth School Metallica Death.?
The, 11/5/13

It would make a fantastic offering for the metal fan on your holiday shopping list.?
Heavy Metal I.C.U., 11/10/13

Amazing One helluva great read!?,  11/5/13

[An] in-depth and detailed biographical history of the most successful album-selling heavy metal band of the past 30 plus years Reads just as one would think, and hope, as a chronological history of the band's rise to fame Fans of music, biographies, and metal will find Birth School Metallica Death to be one of the great books to chronicle Metallica's rise to fame and glory.?
Los Angeles Magazine, 11/26/13

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