Sunday, August 22, 2021

Metallica: The 24.95 Book


"The metal band everybody knows—but nobody has ever figured out. Ben Apatoff has taken the ultimate deep dive into the dark legend of Metallica, one of rock's weirdest and most fascinating mysteries. In this brilliant book, he tells the definitive story of how a band of nobodies took on the world—and why the world will never be the same."

—Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles

METALLICA: THE $24.95 BOOK looks at Metallica's cultural significance, with chapters devoted to each member, each album, touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history, and more, exploring the band's ideologies along the way. With more than 125 million records sold worldwide, Metallica is the biggest metal band of all time. Four decades into their unparalleled career, Metallica is a massive cultural force who drastically changed the sound of popular music by creating their own rules. Yet for all their popularity, Metallica can seem impenetrable, raising more questions and inspiring more discourse as their mythos grows.

Metallica, by dedicated fan and music journalist Ben Apatoff, including previously unpublished photos and a foreword by What Are You Doing Here? author Laina Dawes, provides an in-depth look at the band and their music that both die-hard fans and newcomers can enjoy.

Available now.

Monday, March 29, 2021

For Whom Michelle Tolls

 For Whom Michelle Tolls

  1. Metallica, "Fuel"
  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Higher Ground"
  3. Nine Inch Nails, "Terrible Lie"
  4. Queens of the Stone Age, "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" 
  5. Motörhead, "Ace of Spades" 
  6. Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg, "Let's Do It" 
  7. Monster Magnet, "Powertrip" 
  8. Def Leppard, "Animal" 
  9. Anthrax, "Got the Time" 
  10. L7, "Shitlist" 
  11. Mötley Crüe, "Kickstart My Heart" 
  12. Judas Priest, "Living After Midnight" 
  13. ZZ Top, "Pincushion" 
  14. AC/DC "Thunderstruck" 
  15. Gwar, "Sick of You" 
  16. Rage Against the Machine, "Testify" 
  17. Rob Zombie, "Living Dead Girl" 
  18. Iron Maiden, "The Number of the Beast" 
  19. Living Colour, "What's Your Favorite Colour" 
  20. Van Halen, "Jump"
  21. Macy Gray, "Nothing Else Matters"
For MLC.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


  1. Metallica, "Enter Sandman"
  2. Nine Inch Nails, "Head Like a Hole"
  3. Anthrax and Public Enemy, "Bring the Noise"
  4. Faith No More, "Falling to Pieces"
  5. Rob Zombie, "Dragula"
  6. Sepultura, "Ratamahatta"
  7. Motörhead and Girlschool, "Please Don't Touch"
  8. Living Colour, "Cult of Personality"
  9. Pearl Jam, "Animal"
  10. L7, "Pretend We're Dead"
  11. Queens of the Stone Age, "No One Knows"
  12. Danzig, "Mother"
  13. Pantera, "Cat Scratch Fever"
  14. Deftones, "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)"
  15. Alice Cooper, "Poison"
  16. King's X, "It's Love"
  17. Rage Against the Machine, "Killing in the Name"
  18. Shakira, "Nothing Else Matters/Despedida"
For MLC.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Planet of the Wolves

Planet of the Wolves

  1. Mastodon, "The Wolf is Loose"
  2. Guitar Wolf, "Planet of the Wolves"
  3. Ozzy Osbourne, "Bark at the Moon"
  4. X, "Hungry Wolf"
  5. The Cramps, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"
  6. High on Fire, "Speedwolf"
  7. Motörhead featuring Michael Palin, "The Wolf"
  8. Misery Index, "Fed to the Wolves"
  9. Metallica, "Of Wolf and Man"
  10. Converge, "Lonewolves"
  11. The Dillinger Escape Plan, "Sunshine the Werewolf"
  12. Hole, "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  13. Ramones, "Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La)"
  14. Local H, "Wolf Like Me"
  15. Amon Amarth, "Father of the Wolf"
  16. Rancid, "The Wolf"
  17. The Hu Band, "Wolf Totem"
  18. Megadeth, "She-Wolf"
  19.  Queens of the Stone Age, "Someone's in the Wolf"
  20. Danzig, "Killer Wolf"
For KIP.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

"Lights, please"

  1. Run-D.M.C., "Christmas in Hollis"
  2. The Waitresses, "Christmas Wrapping"
  3. Vince Guaraldi Trio, "Christmas Time is Here"
  4. Big Star, "Jesus Christ"
  5. Donny Hathaway, "This Christmas"
  6. Eels, "Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas"
  7. The Pogues, "Fairytale of New York"
  8. Otis Redding, "Merry Christmas Baby"
  9. Joni Mitchell, "River"
  10. Harry Nilsson, "Remember (Christmas)"
  11. Elvis Presley, "Blue Christmas"
  12. John Prine, "Christmas in Prison"
  13. The Pretenders, "2000 Miles"
  14. The Tall Pines, "Christmas Morning Coming Down"
  15. Local H, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
  16. The Kinks, "Father Christmas"
  17. Jackson 5, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
  18. Wham!, "Last Christmas"
  19. Bob Dylan, "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  20. Tom Waits, "Christmas Card from a Hooker In Minneapolis"
  21. Sinéad O'Connor, "Silent Night"
  22. Ramones, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)"
  23. Morphine, "Sexy Christmas Baby Mine"
  24. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Deck the Halls"
For RAB.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

No Lives Matter

No Lives Matter

  1. Black Flag, "Rise Above"
  2. Bikini Kill, "Double Dare Ya"
  3. Anthrax and Public Enemy, "Bring the Noise"
  4. Living Colour, "Cult of Personality"
  5. Sepultura, "Refuse/Resist"
  6. Suicidal Tendencies, "Send Me Your Money"
  7. Ministry, "Thieves"
  8. Time Zone, "World Destruction"
  9. Nine Inch Nails, "The Hand That Feeds"
  10. Saul Williams, "List of Demands (Reparations)"
  11. Discharge, "Protest and Survive"
  12. Bad Brains, "Banned in D.C."
  13.  Faith No More, "War Pigs"
  14. Motörhead, "God Save the Queen"
  15. Body Count, "No Lives Matter"
  16. Revocation, "Pestilence Reigns"
  17. A Tribe Called Quest, "We the People..."
  18. Rage Against the Machine, "The Ghost of Tom Joad"
  19. Sinéad O'Connor, "Black Boys on Mopeds"
  20. David Bowie and Trent Reznor, "I'm Afraid of Americans"

For DMS.