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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.

Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire
Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire

Metallica to Live Stream Final North American ‘WorldWired’ Show

To celebrate the final night of the North American leg of their tour, Metallica will live stream their Aug. 16 Edmonton concert.

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YouTube

Metallica Play ‘Metal Have I Ever’ in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episode, Billy Eichner Teases Premiere on ‘Late Late Show’

Metallica's 'Carpool Karaoke' with Billy Eichner premieres tonight (Aug. 15) and more teases are available.

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Johnny Perilla, Loudwire
Johnny Perilla, Loudwire

James Hetfield Explains What He Admires About His Metallica Bandmates

In a new interview, the Metallica frontman spoke about the positive qualities of his bandmates.

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Elektra
Elektra

26 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’

On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Father of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Has Been Donating Son’s Royalties to Music Scholarships

The father of legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton has been keeping his son’s name alive through a scholarship program at the high school Cliff attended.

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YouTube
YouTube

Metallica Rock ‘Little Mermaid’ + More in ‘Carpool Karaoke’, Plus News on Def Leppard + More

See a trailer for Metallica's 'Carpool Karaoke,' get news on a Def Leppard tour, plus touring news from Eagles of Death Metal, Diamond Head and more.

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Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire
Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire

Metallica Planning ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue, Auctioning Off ‘Metallica Night’ Guitars for Charity

Metallica’s third album is perhaps their most acclaimed and was sadly the final ’Tallica record to be released before the death of bassist Cliff Burton.

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Johnny Perilla, Loudwire
Johnny Perilla, Loudwire

Man Arrested After Allegedly Urinating on a Family at Metallica Concert

A man, apparently intoxicated, allegedly urinated on a family in the stands at a Metallica concert in Arizona.

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YouTube

Watch Metallica Perform National Anthem at San Francisco Giants’ Fifth Annual ‘Metallica Night’

Metallica and the San Francisco Giants enjoyed another successful 'Metallica Night' on Aug. 7.

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Robert Trujillo on Metallica’s ‘Lulu’ Album With Lou Reed: ‘It Was Definitely Something That We Enjoyed and That We Embraced’

Metallica's Robert Trujillo has spoken out on the band's 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed, 'Lulu,' saying it was, 'An interesting journey.'

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