James Hetfield biography released today

Posted: April 11, 2017 by Greg Maki in News
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So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield by Mark Eglinton, published by Lesser Gods, is now available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indies.

Last week, Lesser Gods teamed up with Noisey to give fans an exclusive look at Chapter 6 and photos found inside the text. Photos include Hetfield with the Scorpions and Michael Schenker, Hetfield outside the Metallica Mansion on Carlson Boulevard, and Hetfield with some friends at Kirk Hammett’s bachelor party. Check it out HERE.

After months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 were released earlier in March on CLRVYNT, HERE.

With 30-plus years of touring and recording under Hetfield’s belt and a live act that remains a must-see to this day, a book chronicling the Metallica frontman seemed long overdue. In the first biography of a living Metallica member—the author Mark Eglinton uses exclusive, firsthand interviews with a number of artists and celebrities who have crossed paths with Hetfield, including members of Metallica, Chuck Billy (Testament), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) andRex Brown (Pantera), to construct the definitive account of Hetfield. Before becoming known as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world, Hetfield surpassed several barriers throughout his adolescence, including his parents’ divorce, his mother’s untimely death and severe alcoholism. 

Lesser Gods is the first U.S. imprint of Amsterdam-based Overamstel Publishers. Based in New York City, Lesser Gods publishes books about and by musicians, across a variety of genres. Recent titles include A Vulgar Display of Pantera, Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains and George Michael: The Life: 1963–2016​.


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