The story behind the most revealing rockumentary in history - an inside look at a band in turmoil Metallica have currently sold 90 million albums worldwide The most honest and deeply probing book on the band ever written New in paperback for the UK Metallica is the world's most successful heavy metal band with a dedicated following. Receiving unique and unfettered access, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky followed the band for over two and a half years as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges that threatened to destroy the band just as they went back to the studio to record their first album in four years. This book is an official behind-the-scenes recounting of the band's two and a half year odyssey to create their latest album 'St Anger', and is the perfect companion to the brief insider's view captured in the film, 'Metallica: Some Kind of Monster'.
Including side trips into group therapy to help the band members through addiction, fatherhood, backlash from fans and near-total disintegration, 'Metalllica: This Monster Lives' is a stark and honest look at one of rock's most important bands through the eyes of one of the most provocative filmmakers today. With over 70 exclusive and personal black and white photographs, this the book that all Metallica fans have been waiting for. It is supported by the website www somekindofmonster.com.
Joe Berlinger is the director of several award-winning documentaries, including 'Brother's Keeper' (Sundance Audience Award), 'Paradise Lost" The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Emmy; Peabody Award) and 'Revelatrions: Paradise Lost 2' (Emmy nominee). Greg Millar is a senior contributing writer and columnist for the American rock magazine 'Spin', whose work also appears in 'Slate', 'Salon', 'Village Voice' and 'Weird'.