March 21, 2012
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 existence. 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.
Hitting worldwide newsstands, book stores, websites (including metallica.com) and wherever else you pick up your reading material on May 14, the issue will be a 128 page extravaganza packed with exclusive photos and special post Fillmore interviews. You'll hear from all the members of Metallica, a few of your favorites that were on stage including Brian Tatler, Sean Harris, King Diamond, Dave Mustaine, and Rob Halford, and a look behind the scenes at how it all came together. As an added bonus, an exclusive 7" vinyl single featuring live recordings from those nights of "So What" and "Through The Never" is included with each and every issue.
We'll have previews and more details for you here as the release gets closer. And Fan Club members, do not fret!!! YOU will receive your very own anniversary special issue with different exclusive interviews, photos and reviews. For more on that, log in and visit 'Virtual So What!' The special edition of the magazine is available for pre-order here www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/metallica and will be available for sale in the store at metallica.com.