This is a must read for any Metallica fan, a fascinating and inspiring account of the creation of one of music's best selling albums. With direct access to the band, Masciotra takes readers into the recording studio with Metallica's account of how their most successful and famous record was born. Masciotra not only talks to the band about the making of the album, but also the stories that inspired the songs. Readers will not only learn about "The Black Album," but they will gain greater knowledge and familiarity with the men who created it.
David Masciotra is a cultural critic and political commentator. He is the author of Mellencamp: American Troubadour. He writes regularly for Salon and AlterNet.