In two decades, Metallica have sold over 85 million albums, making them one of the biggest extreme metal bands in American history. This new edition has been updated to include details of Metallica's "Some Kind of Monster" film and subsequent world tour. Author Joel McIver has interviewed more than 75 prominent musicians, producers, writers, band associates, and Metallica family members to get the truth behind what really happened in the world of Hetfield and co.
Joel McIver (born 1971) is a British author. The best-known of his 21 books to date is the bestselling Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica, first published in 2004 and selling close to 50,000 copies in nine languages since then. McIver's other works include biographies of Black Sabbath, Slayer, Ice Cube and Queens Of The Stone Age. His writing also appears in many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Classic Rock and Rolling Stone, and he is a regular guest on music-related BBC and commercial radio.
In the introduction to a 2009 collection of rock writing, McIver was described as "probably the top [rock] scribe in the world", and in a book review in April 2012, Classic Rock magazine labelled McIver "by some distance Britain's most prolific hard rock/metal author".
As well as writing his own books, McIver also co-writes the memoirs of rock musicians, notably that of sometime Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes, whose autobiography was published in May 2011, and of Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), whose book will appear in 2013.
Contact Joel at www.joelmciver.co.uk or www.facebook.com/joelmciver.