More than any other publication, Guitar World
magazine has followed Metallica's rise from underground phenomenon to mainstream metal giant. Guitar World Presents Metallica
features every one of the facts and figures, interviews and stories about the band ever to have appeared in the magazine in one self-contained package. Presented in the chronological order in which they appeared in the magazine, the revealing interviews with band members James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich – as well as former bassists Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted – tell the story of the boys from San Francisco who went on to become the metal men of the world.
This newly updated and expanded edition features an in-depth 20th anniversary look back at the group's 1986 epic, Master of Puppets
; a revealing article about late bassist Cliff Burton's last 24 hours, including one of his final interviews; as well as a monumental guitar lesson with lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, who examines the techniques and theoretical approach that have made him a hard rock legend. It's all right here in Guitar World Presents Metallica
– the myths, the memories, the triumphs, and the tragedies of America's foremost heavy metal team.