James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich have been with Metallica since the earth cooled. Or at least since the band was formed in 1982. Think about that for a second. The metal icons have been around for more than 40 years now busting out their own brand of thrash and then just basic metal.
If you've been a fan for that long, good for you. You've probably experienced the ups and downs, and long periods between new albums, as much as the members of the band. In all the time the group has existed, they have only released 11 studio albums. Maybe that makes each record more iconic, or maybe the group simply wants to be judged more by their live performances.
James Hetfield and the band have put out almost as many live albums as studio records. Again, if you are a fan, you have probably loved every note. Heck, maybe you even want to read about what it was like to be in the band. If so, and you want to meet James Hetfield, you have your chance.
Metallica's James Hetfield will sign his new book for you
Metallica will be playing two shows in Detroit, Michigan, on November 10 and 12. What is the band to do in between those shows? Well, James Hetfield will be signing his new book, "Messengers: The Guitars of James Hetfield," at Jack White's Third Man Records in Detroit on November 11. But tickets to have the book signed aren't cheap.
For $110, you and a friend can get into see Hetfield and receive a copy of the book and have him sign it. The book will be released to a national audience on November 21. In the tome, Hetfield tells the story of what it has been like to be in the most important American heavy metal band ever. Oh, and also, the story of the guitars he has used to make records and play with live.
The signing at Third Man Records will take place at 2 pm ET. Tickets can be found at thirdmanrecords.com. And while this won't happen, how awesome would it be if Hetfield and Jack White played a few songs together just before the book signings started?