Metallica: This Monster Lives: The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster

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Macmillan, Nov 1, 2005 - Music - 336 pages
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Metallica is the most successful hard-rock band of all time, having sold more than one hundred million albums worldwide. Receiving unique, unfettered access, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky followed Metallica over two and a half years as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges that threatened to destroy the band just as they returned to the studio to record their first album in four years.
Berlinger's book about the experience reveals the stories behind the documentary Some Kind of Monster, capturing the energy, uncertainty, and ultimate triumph of both the filming and Metallica's bid for survival. It weaves the on-screen stories together with what happened off-screen, revealing intimate details of the band's struggle amid personnel changes, addiction, and controversy. In part because Berlinger was one of the only witnesses to the intensive group-therapy sessions and numerous band meetings, his account of his experience filming the band is the most honest and deeply probing book about Metallica---or any rock band---ever written.
This is the book both Metallica and film fans have dreamed of---a stark and honest look at one of rock's most important bands through the eyes of one of the most provocative documentary filmmakers working today.

  

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Review: Metallica: This Monster Lives: The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Disclaimer: I read the book before watching the movie. Well, to be more specific, I gave up attempting to watch the movie after about 30 min, when I wanted nothing more than to punch Lars' smug face ... Read full review

Review: Metallica: This Monster Lives: The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster

User Review  - Nic Lindh - Goodreads

Fascinating but self-indulgent look behind the scenes of the making of the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster. Read full review

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Contents

THE LIVING MONSTER
7
NO REMORSE
54
THE BOOTS THAT KICK YOU AROUND
86
SHOOTMEAGAIN
99
VISIBLE KID
113
KARMAS BURNING
119
SEEK AND DEPLOY
131
WELCOME HOME
140
SILENCE NO MORE 166
187
THEIR AIM IS TRUJILLO
205
THE BELL TOLLS
223
FRANTICTICTOCK
236
HOHSTE l
257
THE END THAT WILL NEVER END
269
LIVING THE MONSTER
285
THE OSLO INTERVIEWS
295

MADLY IN ANGER
153
TO LIVE IS TO DIE
173
SOME KIND OF CREDITS A PARTIAL LIST
303
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About the author (2005)

Joe Berlinger is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. In addition to Some Kind of Monster, his films include Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Revelations: Paradise Lost 2, and Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, among many other film and television projects. This is his first book.
Greg Milner is a senior contributing writer and columnist for Spin magazine. His work also appears in Slate, Salon, the Village Voice, Wired, and other publications. This is his first book.

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