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Into the Black

Ian Winwood

From the phenomenal, breakout success of 1991’s Black Album to the band’s controversial reinvention with the Load/Reload albums; from bassist Jason Newstead’s shock departure to the group’s subsequent meltdown, as laid bare in the extraordinary documentary Some Kind of Monster; from the Lulu album with the late Lou Reed to their hugely expensive feature film debut, Through the Never, the second half of the Metallica story has been as eventful and controversial as it has triumphant.

With unique first-hand access and in vivid prose, Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood thrillingly bring to life the second half of the Metallica story – exploring and illuminating the challenges and tensions of their superstar years. Unique, larger and louder than life, it is unarguably one of rock’s greatest stories.

‘The second volume [Into the Black] promises to be an absolute belter.’ Metal Hammer

‘No stone is left unturned as the band’s insane life is meticulously researched … On this evidence [Into the Black] will be well worth the wait.’ Classic Rock

RRP: £16.99

Published: 01/15/2015

ISBN: 9780571295760

Length: 304 pages

Format: Paperback

About Ian Winwood

Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood are two of the UK’s foremost music writers. A former editor of Kerrang! – the world’s biggest weekly music magazine – Brannigan is the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller This Is A Call: The Life And Times Of Dave Grohl while Winwood has written for Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Mojo, Kerrang!, NME and the BBC. The first volume of Birth, School, Metallica, Death was published to huge acclaim in Autumn 2013.