Metallica's Special Edition 'So What' Magazine To Hit The Shelves In May (VIDEO PREVIEW)
METALLICA, in conjunction with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine,
today announced they will be publishing a special edition of
METALLICA's So What! magazine called "Metallica The 30th
Anniversary Event". This special edition commemorating METALLICA's
30th-anniversary celebration that took place at San Francisco's
iconic Fillmore Theatre in December 2011 will hit newsstands
nationwide on May 14, will be available on Metallica.com and can be
pre-ordered now, right here.
"I couldn't think of a cooler way to round out the first 30
years than how the Fillmore week played out in December," said
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. "And I can't think of a cooler way
to start off the next 30 years than immortalizing that unique,
incomparable and unforgettable week in magazine form, our first So
What! edition to leave the confines of our fan club."
"This is an incredibly exciting partnership," said Metal Hammer
editor Alexander Milas. "METALLICA's 30th anniversary shows were
history in the making, and the chance to work with So What! -
easily one of the metal world's best-loved and respected fanzines -
was simply too good to pass up."
"Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event" will be a 132-page
magazine featuring exclusive live and behind-the-scenes photos from
the four historic nights at the Fillmore Theatre, post-Fillmore
interviews with all four members of METALLICA, a few of the fan
favorites who joined the band on stage - including Brian Tatler,
Sean Harris, King Diamond, Dave Mustaine, and Rob Halford - and a
look behind the scenes on how the shows came together. The issue
will also feature an exclusive seven-inch vinyl single of "So
What!" and "Through The Never", recorded during four shows last
year complete with a souvenir picture bag.
Commented METALLICA: "We've always been incredibly proud of our
little publication, So What! magazine, that is sent to all fan-club
members every three months and is now in its 19th year of
"As we were putting together the first issue of 2012
commemorating our 30th anniversary celebration at the Fillmore
Theatre in December of last year, we realized that the upcoming
issue was looking so special, so unique and so unprecedented that
we really should make it available to share with all our friends
around the world.
"Now, we know that we're breaking the rules here - So What! is
for fan-club members only - but we figured since we make the rules,
we can occasionally break 'em!! So for the first time ever, we are
printing a special limited edition newsstand version of the
magazine in collaboration with Metal Hammer, who has joined us for
our new adventure."
A video preview of "Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event" is
So What! is a quarterly publication published by the METALLICA
Club and sent exclusively to the fan-club members. Each issue is a
collector's item featuring 48 glossy, full-color pages that brings
club members the most METALLICA news, photos, and inside
information. The members of METALLICA are major contributors to
each magazine, answering fan letters, providing personal photos and
letters, judging contests, and providing a behind-the-scenes view
that fans won't find anywhere else. Each issue of So What! brings
the members of the fan club even farther into the world of
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