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The Ultimate Metallica

The Ultimate Metallica

By Ross Halfin,Foreword by Lars Ulrich,Afterword by Kirk Hammett


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"He just gets right the fuck in there. . . . Every drop of sweat, every molecule of saliva, every out-of-place nose hair, it all gets captured cuz he's just fucking there."—Lars Ulrich

Legendary music photographer Ross Halfin has documented Metallica for nearly 25 years, from their beginnings as a scrappy, furious garage band to their current status as the heaviest and most popular metal band in the world. The Ultimate Metallica collects the best of Halfin's amazing images, taken over the years with access granted exclusively to him as the band's main lensman. His candid photographs—taken on stage, backstage, on and off tour—are supplemented by text from many people close to the band, including managers and music writers, plus some colorful personal observations from Halfin himself.

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Size: 9 x 11 in;
Pages: 232 pp;
250 color and b/w photographs
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2010
ISBN: 9780811875059
ISBN10: 811875059
Ross Halfin has toured with and photographed many bands, including Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, KISS, The Clash, the Sex Pistols, and The Who. He lives in Surrey, England.

Lars Ulrich is the drummer for and a founding member of Metallica. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist for Metallica. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.