Author Ben Apatoff is here to throw his hat into the ever-expanding world of Metallica. Apatoff will release his new book Metallica: The $24.95 Book (a play on the 1987 EP The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited) next month, which examines the band's cultural significance. Each of the book's chapters is devoted to each member, each album, touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history, and more, exploring the band's ideologies along the way.
"I wanted it to it to be more than a fact book, and not just something people could just look up on the internet," said Apatoff. The book features years of exhaustive research and decades of fandom, previously unpublished photos, a foreword by Laina Dawes, the author of acclaimed 2013 memoir What are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, new transcriptions of video interviews, and magazine quotes previously unavailable on the internet.
Pre-orders for Metallica: The $24.95 Book are available here.