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Metallica to Release New Children’s Book The ABCs of Metallica

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Hanukkah is still five months away, but I can already tell what my nephew and niece are each getting as gifts:

Somewhat amazingly, The ABCs of Metallica isn’t just another cute fan-made joke! It’s a really real kids’ book, created in part to benefit the band’s All Within My Hands charity organization, and scheduled for release in late November… which oh hey wouldn’t ya know it is just in time for those holidays I was talking about.

Here’s the official description of the book, direct from Metallica’s website:

We have a new book coming out and this time it rhymes! We’re having a bit of fun as ‘The ABCs of Metallica’ hits the shelves and online book stores on November 26, 2019, all for a great cause with a portion of the proceeds benefiting All Within My Hands as we continue to support workforce education and the fight against hunger.

Including rhymes and illustrations, ‘The ABCs of Metallica’ looks back at the history of the band from, duh, A to Z! Each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along our journey from ‘Garage Days’ to ‘Master of Puppets’ to fun facts about us. The book is co-authored by Howie Abrams (‘The Merciless Book of Metal Lists,’ ‘Hip-Hop Alphabet’), with illustrations by Michael “Kaves” McLeer, who participated in Metallica’s Obey Your Master exhibit in 2012.

Books, as well as bundles with Young Metal Attack merchandise, are available for pre-order now in the Met Store.

So that all sounds great. We can only hope that other classic metal bands follow suit. Slayer, if you wanna do one of these, give me a call, I’d be delighted to try and figure out a way to make “Angel of Death” kid-friendly.

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