Metallica seems to be following in the footsteps of KISS, who is known for putting their name and logo on just about anything to make a buck. Realizing that they could be a marketing juggernaut with the right product placement, Metallica recently announced on Twitter that they will be releasing a children's book called “The ABCs of Metallica.”
Called a "rhyming, illustrated history of Metallica from A to Z" the book is co-authored by Howie Abrams and features illustrations by Michael "Kaves" McLeer. “The ABCs of Metallica” is a concept book of sorts where each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along the band's journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets. It will also include fun facts about the guys. No word if James talks about his beehive, or if Lars discusses his love of pancakes.
The book will hit shelves on Nov 26th but is available for pre-order now. You might want to get a copy since a lot of KISS merchandise is highly collectible, and honestly - Metallica is a much better band.
The band says that a portion of all proceeds will benefit the All Within My Hands Foundation (@AWMHFoundation) which supports communities in need through workforce education and hunger prevention. At least it's for a good cause, and it's probably right at your reading level. You can order a copy through this link and its only $18.99.