Metallica is teaming up with the U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine to publish a special edition of the band’s So What! magazine.
The issue — called “Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event” — commemorates the band’s celebratory shows at San Francisco’s iconic Fillmore Theatre in December 2011.
The magazine will hit newsstands nationwide on May 14, and will be available on Metallica.com.
“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 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.”
The issue will be a 128-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.