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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.

Selected Discography: ‘Kill ‘em All’ (1983), ‘Ride the Lighting’ (1984), ‘Master of Puppets’ (1986), ‘Metallica’ (1991)   Related Artists: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo, Dave Mustaine   Further Reading: 10 Best Metallica Songs; You Think You Know Metallica

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil 2015 Adds Carnival of Chaos

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Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil has added a special Carnival of Chaos and more rock and horror luminaries.

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Metallica to Co-Headline Lollapalooza 2015

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This year, Metallica will co-headline Lollapalooza. The event is set to take place from July 31 to Aug. 2 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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Sound Mixer on Metallica’s ‘…And Justice For All’ Blames Lars Ulrich for Thin Bass Sound

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Sound mixer Steve Thompson reveals that Lars Ulrich was to blame for the lack of a bass sound on Metallica's '...And Justice for All' album.

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Metallica’s Scary Guy vs. Sodom’s Knarrenheinz – March Metal Mascot Madness, Round 2

Metallica vs. Sodom
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Scary Guy or Knarrenheinz? Cast your vote now!

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Kid Rock Praises Metallica, Bashes Limp Bizkit’s Treatment of Crew

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Keeping a happy crew is a key to success and Kid Rock reveals which acts treat their crew members well and who doesn't.

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Metallica Book ‘Into the Black’ Claims Band Likely Lost More Money Than Made Since 2010

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The authors of a new book claim Metallica's disastrous decisions since 2010 have left them losing money.

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Metallica’s Scary Guy vs. Job for a Cowboy’s Goat Skull – March Metal Mascot Madness, Round 1

Metallica vs. Job for a Cowboy
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Scary Guy or Goat Skull? Cast your vote now!

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Metallica + Megadeth Combined in New Mashup ‘Fight Fire With Lungs of Hell’

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YouTube mashup-meister The Taskmaster has returned to the thrash metal well for another combination of Metallica and Megadeth.

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Hear Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Get Mashed Up With Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go for That’

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Before you can say "no can do," you should check out this Metallica mashup with Hall & Oates.

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The Harp Twins Cover Metallica’s ‘The Unforgiven’

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The Harp Twins are at it again. Camille and Kennerly Kitt have posted a new video featuring their cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven.”

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