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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.

YouTube: The Howard Stern Show
YouTube: The Howard Stern Show

Watch Metallica Perform Classic Songs on ‘The Howard Stern Show’

Metallica performed three songs on 'The Howard Stern Show' and official footage of 'Master of Puppets' and 'Sad But True' has surfaced.

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Blackened

Metallica Unleash Video for New Song ‘Moth Into Flame’

Watch Metallica's video for the new track 'Moth Into Flame.'

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Metallica Rock Global Citizen Festival, Announce New York City Club Show

Metallica rocked New York City's Central Park last night (Sept. 24) as one of the performers at the Global Citizen festival.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica to Perform Live on ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ Re-Launch of ‘Mandatory Metallica’ SiriusXM Station Planned

Metallica will be performing in the studio on 'The Howard Stern Show' as well as see a reboot of the 'Mandatory Metallica' channel on SiriusXM.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica to Live Stream Global Citizen Festival Performance

Metallica will be performing in Central Park in New York at the Global Citizen Festival and will be streaming the concert in its entirety on YouTube.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Book ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Appearance

Metallica are heading to late night, booking a Sept. 29 appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'

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Robert Trujillo Promises Metallica Will Be Touring Hard in Support of New Album

During a new interview, bassist Robert Trujillo promises that Metallica will be supporting 'Hardwired ...To Self Destruct' by 'touring this one hard.'

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Metallica

Metallica Done With ‘Hardwired … To Self-Destruct’ Album, Update Track Listing

Metallica reveal that they're now done with the 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' album and have updated the track listing after some final tinkering.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s James Hetfield to Haters: ‘We Don’t Give a Crap’

Metallica frontman James Hetfield says he's ready for reactions to their new music, and as for the haters who claimed they've sold out, he doesn't give a crap.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Listen to Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ Played in Guitar Styles of Pantera, Megadeth, Slayer + Anthrax

Get a listen to Metallica's 'Hardwired' as played by a fan with the guitar styles of Pantera, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.

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