Metallica recently announced their kids' book The ABCs Of Metallica. The book, co-authored by Howie Abrams of The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists and drawn by Michael "Kaves" McLeer, is out on November 26 and pairs up each letter of the alphabet with a specific time in Metallica's history.
You can watch guitarist Kirk Hammett read his portion of the book below. Hammett's section talks about his love of surfing and horror movies, as well as his time in Exodus. Which is a pretty cool shout out.
Grab the book here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation, which is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.
“K is for Kirk”… as read by the man himself!
Pre-order your copy of “The ABCs of Metallica,” the perfect gift for fans of all ages – also available as a t-shirt bundle!
— Metallica (@Metallica) October 31, 2019
In other news, Metallica will headline five major music festivals throughout 2020 where they'll play two sets each night. The dates are:
- Epicenter (May 1-3) at its new location at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC [Tickets]
- Welcome To Rockville (May 8-10) at its new location at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL [Tickets]
- Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival (May 15-17) at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH [Tickets]
- Louder Than Life (September 18-20) at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY [Tickets]
- Aftershock (October 9-11) at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA [Tickets]