The First And Only Biography Of James Hetfield Is Coming In April

James Hetfield is one of the biggest icons in the metal world, and while we’ve learned a lot about his story over the years, we will soon learn more in the first and only biography of Metallica‘s front man. Lesser Gods Books will be releasing “So Let It Be Written” in April, and this will be a must have for any metal fan. Here’s the synopsis: “With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went from being thrash pioneers to heavy metal gods. He overcame adolescent upheaval and personal demons—including his parents’ divorce, his mother’s untimely death and severe alcoholism—to become metal’s biggest star. “So Let It Be Written” does justice to the many hats Hetfield has worn, with his strong leadership, signature vocal style, powerful guitar-playing and masterful songwriting. Author Mark Eglinton uses exclusive, firsthand interviews—with prominent rock stars and key figures in Hetfield’s life—to construct the definitive account of Hetfield..”

Testament‘s Chuck Billy, who wrote the book’s foreword, had this to say, “Hopefully this book will rekindle certain special memories about one of metal’s most charismatic and important individuals.

You can read an excerpt of the biography at Lesser Gods Books’ website, as well as pre-order your own copy of the biography, like I just did. All hail Papa Het!