Metallica have teamed up with Metal Hammer to offer fans a 30th Anniversary edition issue of their fan club magazine, So What!
The magazine is typically sent exclusively to MetClub members every three months, but Metallica wanted to expand their distribution for such a landmark occasion.
“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."
"Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event" is a 128 page issue packed with exclusive photos and special post Fillmore interviews.
The magazine is available May 14 – a 10-page preview of the issue can be found here.
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