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Metallica

Metallica are arguably the most widely known and commercially successful heavy metal band of all time, with an estimated 120 million albums sold worldwide. Formed in Los Angeles, in 1981, before relocating to San Francisco two years later, Metallica helped both spearhead and define the thrash metal genre with a quartet of classic ‘80s albums. In the ‘90s, vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Jason Newsted (who replaced the deceased Cliff Burton, in 1986), embraced more accessible sounds and new compositional styles, to the chagrin of some diehard fans. But the band’s remarkable career momentum did not suffer until the early ‘00s, when an ill-advised skirmish with the file sharing network Napster combined with the poorly received ‘St. Anger’ album and assorted personal demons (all of them painfully documented by the infamous feature-length documentary, ‘Some Kind of Mon-ster’) to threaten the band’s future. Metallica duly recovered, however, with the help of new bassist Robert Trujillo, a back to basics LP (2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’) and a never flagging stadium-packing capacity across the globe.

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34 Years Ago: Metallica Start the Thrash Revolution With ‘Kill ‘Em All’

Metallica’s debut album, 'Kill 'Em All,' came out on July 25, 1983, and helped start the thrash revolution.

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ET Canada/YouTube

James Hetfield on Kendall + Kylie Jenner Selling Metallica Shirt: ‘Show Some Respect’

James Hetfield has spoken out on Kendall and Kylie Jenner's misguided business venture last month where they used Metallica's logo on a shirt with their image.

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Metallica.com / Photo by Brantley Gutierrez
Metallica.com / Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Metallica vs. Foo Fighters – Cage Match

Vote for either Metallica's 'Now That We're Dead' or Foo Fighters' 'Run' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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YouTube: Steve Brown
YouTube: Steve Brown

Local Hero Plays Metallica’s ‘Seek and Destroy’ on Front Lawn

Decked out in a bathing suit, hat and what looks like a red cape, this dude took to his lawn to give Free Metal to his neighbors and passersby.

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From Metallica's 'Until It Sleeps' Video

Lars Ulrich Explains Metallica’s Haircuts During ‘Load’ Era

The group's haircuts didn't happen like you think.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield Unsure Why Kirk Hammett’s Riffs on Lost Phone Weren’t on Computer, Air Drums to Ghost

James Hetfield explains Metallica's writing process amidst Kirk Hammett's lost phone and, on a day off, caught Iron Maiden and Ghost.

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Photo by James Minchin
Photo by James Minchin

Wire-to-Wire: Linkin Park to Do ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Plus News on Josh Todd + More

Get the latest news on Linkin Park, In This Moment, Metallica, Josh Todd + the Conflict and more.

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Photo by Dean Karr / Metallica.com
Photo by Dean Karr / Metallica.com

Korn vs. Metallica – Cage Match

Vote for either Korn's 'Black Is the Soul' or Metallica's 'Now That We're Dead' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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25 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Ill-Fated Tour

On July 17, 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica kicked off what was supposed to be a tour for the ages, but it was remembered for all the wrong reasons.

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Theo Wargo / Rich Fury, Getty Images
Theo Wargo / Rich Fury, Getty Images

Metallica, Linkin Park Fare Well in Nielsen 2017 Mid-Year Rock Charts

Nielsen has revealed their mid-year figures for rock music sales, with Metallica and Linkin Park both doing very well.

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