The Metal Hammer blog has a great King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime piece. The original article was published in the print magazine in 2005, 10 years after the album release. It is very wide-ranging and focusses on the album’s genesis, the Jim Martin sacking, the band’s musical development, the Metallica and Guns N’Roses tour and the break-up of the band. Sample quote: “Mike HATED Jim, wouldn’t even look at him on stage unless he was about to throw something at him. It was inevitable that he’d go.” (Roddy Bottum). Enjoy the piece.
King for a Day.. Fact File
- Released: 13 March 1995
- Recorded: Bearsvile Studio, New York
- Producer: Andy Wallace
- It debuted and peaked at number 31 in the US Billboard album charts but reached the top 10 in most of Europe, peaking at number 5 in the UK.
- It has sold in the region of 225,000 copies in the United States.