WORD Presents: Ben Apatoff at St. Vitus

10/19/2021 - 7:30pm

In-person event at St. Vitus Bar for Metallica: The $24.95 Book by Ben Apatoff

This is an in-person event. NO TICKET NECESSARY; PURCHASE OF BOOK ENCOURAGED. Books can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. 

RSVP not required but encouraged-- please email events@wordbookstores with 'RSVP - Metallica Book' in subject line.

Your name, address and phone number will be collected for contact tracing purposes. Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. Location and time subject to change.

Due to the recent "Key to NYC" mandates, we will be requiring proof of vaccination to attend this event. Acceptable proof includes:

Excelsior Pass

CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

NYC Vaccination Record

An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S

For more information visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page


About the Book

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Metallica, by dedicated fan and music journalist Ben Apatoff, including previously unpublished photos and a foreword by What Are You Doing Here?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.


About the Speakers

Ben Apatoff's writing has been published in Metal Injection, MetalSucks, The QuietusLoudwireUltimate Classic Rock and the New York Daily News. He is the author of Metallica: The $24.95 Book, and currently working on a book about Body Count for the 33⅓ series.

Katherine Turman writes about music and culture for SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Billboard,Village Voice, Rolling Stone and many other publications. She’s co-author of the acclaimed book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (HarperCollins) and contributed to Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce: Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl (Hachette). Katherine is a writer/story producer on The Metallica Podcast; a writer for AXS TV’s “If These Walls Could Rock,” and produces the classic rock radio show Nights with Alice Cooper. Visit www.katherineturman.com for more information.

Metallica: The $24.95 Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493061341
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Backbeat Books - August 15th, 2021

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.