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Metallica

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.

Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield on Chinese Censorship: Hopefully One Day They’ll Realize We’re Not a Political Threat

During Metallica's trip to China, the band was forbidden from playing select songs, but James Hetfield is optimistic things will change in the future.

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YouTube: MetallicaTV
YouTube: MetallicaTV

Metallica Spotlight Megafan With Massive Collection Containing More Than 2,000 Related Items

One Metallica fan has a collection of two to three thousand items, catching the eye of the band who featured him in an interview about his passion.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield Would Not Erase ‘Piece of History’ Redoing ‘…And Justice for All’ Bass

In a new interview, James Hetfield says he would not re-do polarizing '...And Justice for All' or 'St. Anger' parts as that would change history.

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Metallica Tickets on Sale for Summer Tour With Avenged Sevenfold + Volbeat

The wait is over! Tickets are now on sale for Metallica's summer tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira along for select dates.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Puts Classic 1968 Jaguar XKE Up for Auction

Metallica guitar great Kirk Hammett has put his classic 1968 Jaguar XKE on the auction block.

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YouTube: Apple
YouTube: Apple

Metallica Sing Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Trailer

Metallica show off their pop side singing Rihanna's 'Diamonds' in the latest trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke.'

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Grammys Offer Apology to Metallica For Mic Issues, Theorize Onstage Extra Kicked Out Cable

Along with the apology, a longtime Grammy producer theorized that one of the extras onstage kicked a cable, causing James Hetfield’s mic to go dead.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Says James Hetfield Was ‘Livid’ After Grammys Mishap: ‘I Haven’t Seen Him Like That in 20 Years’

A few days after Metallica’s ill-fated Grammys performance with Lady Gaga, drummer Lars Ulrich has gone into detail on how pissed off James Hetfield really was.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Ready to Fast Forward to Next Chapter of Working With Lady Gaga

Even though their Grammy performance didn't go as planned, Metallica's Lars Ulrich says he's interested in working with Lady Gaga again.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Hear What Metallica’s Grammy Performance With Lady Gaga Should Have Sounded Like

The Romanian Metallica Fan Club, RoLoad, have posted video and audio of how Metallica's Grammy performance with Lady Gaga should have sounded.

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