Metallica, a Grammy Award winning American heavy metal band, has been around since 1981 and is considered one of the four ‘big bands’ who provided the foundation for the thrash metal movement. Metallica’s current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo.
With 10 studio albums under their belts and multiple awards, they have turned their attention to something new. The ABCs of Metallica will be released in November 2019, with a portion of the proceeds going to Within My Hands Foundation which supports local services, combats hunger, and creates sustainable communities.
The band released this statement on their website:
“We have a new book coming out and this time it rhymes! We’re having a bit of fun as The ABCs of Metallica hits the shelves and online book stores on November 26, 2019, all for a great cause with a portion of the proceeds benefiting All Within My Hands as we continue to support workforce education and the fight against hunger.
Including rhymes and illustrations, The ABCs of Metallica looks back at the history of the band from, duh, A to Z! Each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along our journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets to fun facts about us. The book is co-authored by Howie Abrams (The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, Hip-Hop Alphabet), with illustrations by Michael “Kaves” McLeer, who participated in Metallica’s Obey Your Master exhibit in 2012.”
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