During the last 19 years Metallica issues every 3 months a So What! magazine for the fan club members only. But this time the band breaks the rule and the upcoming issue will be available for all of us. On May 14 they release a 128 pages magazine in collaboration with Metal Hammer, it will be fully dedicated to Metallica’s 30-th anniversary celebrations in Fillmore. The issue will be full of exclusive photos and interviews.
Here is what Alexander Milas, editor of Metal Hammer says: “This is an incredibly exciting partnership. Metallica’s 30th anniversary shows were history in the making, and the chance to work with So What! – easily one of the metal world’s best loved and respected fanzines was simply too good to pass up.”
Also, there will be a little bonus for the vinyl collectors, a 7″ disc recorded on 45rpm features live versions of ‘So What’ on the A-Side and ‘Through The Never’ on the B-SIde, both recorded at Fillmore theater in San Francisco during the celebration.
I already pre-ordered the magazine and can’t wait to list its pages and to listen to the vinyl. It’s available for pre-order here. Hope, you will enjoy it just as I will! This issue is definitely a really collectable and must-have item for all Metallica’s fans.