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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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Metallica Eye ‘Full-On Touring’ in January, Reveal ‘Hardwired’ Behind the Scenes Recording Video

According to Lars Ulrich, Metallica will ramp up their touring plans in January and the band has given fans a look behind the scenes of recording 'Hardwired.'

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Metallica Lead Neil Young’s 2016 Bridge School Benefit

Metallica have joined the lineup for the 2016 edition of the primarily acoustic Bridge School Benefit organized by Neil Young.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Debut ‘Hardwired’ Live, Unleash New Album Trailer [Update]

Metallica performed 'Hardwired' live for the first time at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium and also issued a trailer for their new album.

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Metallica Timeline: From 'Death Magnetic' Through 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct'

Metallica Timeline: From ‘Death Magnetic’ Through ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’

We take a look at the biggest Metallica-related happenings starting with the release of 2008's 'Death Magnetic' through the release of the new album.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Kirk Windstein Comments on Artwork Similarities Between Crowbar and Metallica Albums

Crowbar Kirk Windstein has commented on the similarities in the artistic concept behind Crowbar's 'Odd Fellows Rest' album and the new Metallica album art.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: ‘There’s a Trace of Residue’ From ‘Kill ‘Em All’ on New Album

Lars Ulrich has opened up about Metallica's new song, 'Hardwired,' as well as detailing how 'Kill 'Em All' influenced the songwriting on the band's new album.

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Metallica Make Bold Statement With New Song ‘Hardwired’

Metallica are making a bold statement with one of the shortest songs in their entire catalog, the brand-new "Hardwired."

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Blackened Recordings

Metallica Announce New Album, Release ‘Hardwired’ Music Video

Metallica have announced the title of their new album, release date and released a music video for the new song 'Hardwired.'

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YouTube: Spotify

Watch First Episode of ‘Metallica: The Early Years’ Documentary Series

The first chapter of the Spotify Landmark series, 'Metallica: The Early Years,' is now available for viewing.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s Early Years Explored in New Spotify Documentary Series

The early years of Metallica will be explored in a new Spotify documentary series debuting on Aug. 18.

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