Thursday, March 22, 2012
Metallica are publishing a special edition of their fan club magazine, So What!
The band have teamed up with Metal Hammer to offer fans a 30th Anniversary edition issue of the magazine, which is typically sent to MetClub members every three months.
“As we were putting together the first issue of 2012 commemorating our 30th anniversary celebration at the Fillmore Theatre in December of last year, we realized that the upcoming issue was looking so special, so unique and so unprecedented that we really should make it available to share with all our friends around the world,” posted the band.
"I couldn't think of a cooler way to round out the first 30 years than how the Fillmore week played out in December," said drummer Lars Ulrich. "And I can't think of a cooler way to start off the next 30 years than immortalizing that unique, incomparable and unforgettable week in magazine form, our first So What! edition to leave the confines of our fan club."
Hitting worldwide newsstands, book stores, websites and wherever else you pick up your reading material on May 14, "Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event" will be a 128 page issue packed with exclusive photos and special post Fillmore interviews.
You'll hear from all the members of Metallica, a few of your favorites that were on stage including Brian Tatler, Sean Harris, King Diamond, Dave Mustaine, and Rob Halford, and a look behind the scenes at how it all came together.
As an added bonus, an exclusive 7" vinyl single featuring live recordings from those nights of "So What" and "Through The Never" is included with each and every issue.
The special edition of the magazine is available for pre-order here and will be available for sale in the store at metallica.com.
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