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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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Sharon Osbourne on Lars Ulrich: He ‘Needs a Good Slap Sometimes, But We Love Him’

Sharon Osbourne had some interesting things to say about Metallica and their drummer Lars Ulrich in particular.

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Lars Ulrich: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Was ‘Almost Too Much’

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says that watching the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' documentary was 'almost too much.'

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16-Year-Old Tina S. Performs Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

16-year-old guitar prodigy Tina S. wows us again with a cover of Metallica's 'Master of Puppets.'

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Metallica’s ‘Anesthesia’ Gets Upright Bass Cover From Rob Scallon

Viral virtuoso Rob Scallon breaks out his upright bass to cover Metallica's 'Anesthesia.'

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Metallica Frontman James Hetfield: ‘Being a Parent Is So Hard’

James Hetfield talks about how he wishes he’d been better able to balance the needs of his fans and the needs of his family.

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James Hetfield Performs With Daughter Cali at ‘Acoustic-4-a-Cure’ Benefit

Metallica's James Hetfield had a near-and-dear collaborator -- his daughter -- during a performance at the Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit.

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Metallica Talk Baseball in Behind the Scenes Video From San Francisco Giants’ Metallica Day

The San Francisco Giants recently hosted the third annual Metallica Day at AT&T Park.

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Glitch Mob Remix Metallica’s ‘Lords of Summer’ for ESPN’s X Games

Glitch Mob have remixed Metallica's 'Lords of Summer' as the official X Games theme song.

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Metallica’s ‘Battery’ Gets Blazing Banjo Cover by Rob Scallon

Rob Scallon's 'May-tallica' fun continues with a blistering banjo cover of 'Battery.'

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Metallica to Headline 2015 X Games in Austin

Metallica are heading to Texas for the 2015 X Games event in Austin next month.

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