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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.

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica Offer to Replace Tribute Band Blistered Earth’s Stolen Gear

After learning that the Metallica tribute band Blistered Earth had their gear stolen, the real Metallica offered to replace all of it!

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Press Photo

Metallica Announce Local H as Winners of ‘Hit the Stage’ Contest

Chicago alternative rock band Local H have won the 'Hit the Stage' contest to open select shows on Metallica's North American tour. The duo, best known for their 1996 hit "Bound for the Floor," narrowly beat out Dallas outfit Mothership with 22...

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YouTube: Metallica TV
YouTube: Metallica TV

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: Lou Reed Was ‘Really Hurt’ by Response to ‘Lulu’

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich opens up about Lou Reed's reaction to the negativity surrounding the 'Lulu' album in a new conversation with Iggy Pop.

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Getty Images for NARAS

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Talks Possibility of Future Lady Gaga Collaboration

Will Metallica ever collaborate with Lady Gaga again? It seems like the members of Metallica all have different answers to that question.

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Kevin Winter / Simone Joyner, Getty Images
Kevin Winter / Simone Joyner, Getty Images

Metallica’s James Hetfield Goes Shirtless to Honor Iggy Pop’s 70th Birthday

In celebration of Iggy Pop's 70th birthday, Metallica's James Hetfield taped a video tribute in which he goes shirtless.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: Donald Trump Will Be a One-Term President

In an interview with Brazilian radio station 89FM A Radio Rock at last month’s Lollapalooza festival, Hammett predicted Trump will be a one-term president.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ Goes Platinum in U.S.

Congratulations to Metallica for becoming the first hard rock or metal act in a long while to release a studio album that's gone Platinum in the U.S.

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Listen to Metallica’s James Hetfield Narrate Trailer for ‘Addicted to Porn’ Documentary

You can hear the first piece of James Hetfield’s narration in a newly released trailer for 'Addicted to Porn.'

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica Book Iowa Benefit Show, Reveal ‘Hit the Stage’ Opening Band Finalists

Metallica added a benefit show in Iowa for the Native Fund to their itinerary and narrowed the finalists for their 'Hit the Stage' opening band competition.

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34 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.

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