‘James Hetfield is a guitarist of otherworldly ability… this book tries to understand, de-mystify and even humanise a rock legend who, for most of his career, has remained impenetrable.’
Metallica’s ascension from thrash metal obscurity to becoming arguably one of the greatest rock bands the world has ever known, can be directly attributed to its lead singer and guitarist, James Hetfield. Having sold 110 million records worldwide and with an impressive eight Grammy Awards to their name, Metallica is undoubtedly a commercial triumph, but what of the man behind the music?
Of Metal and Man is the newly revised biography of this rock legend, offering an exclusive insight into the life and career of one of Metallica’s founding members. Author Mark Eglinton charts the hidden complexities of the relationships within the band, exploring the effects that global fame has had on Hetfield and his cohorts. Eglinton sheds light on both the highs of worldwide success and the lows of addiction and alcohol abuse, giving details of exclusive first-hand interviews with key figures from the band’s inner circle.
Dramatic and compelling, and now with newly updated material, this is the definitive biography of James Hetfield – singer-songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of a band which has changed the face of rock, the world over.