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Metallica

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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Kirk Hammett: Dave Mustaine Was ‘Really Frustrated’ With Metallica, But Relationship Is ‘a Little Bit Better Now’

Kirk Hammett shares his thoughts on his and the band's relationship with former Metallica guitarist and Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images / Fin-Costello / Redferns, Getty Images

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Wrote Bass Part on New Album as ‘Tip of the Hat’ to Cliff Burton

Robert Trujillo paid tribute to deceased Metallica bassist Cliff Burton on a song off the band's new record, 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.'

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica Hang Out With Tribute Band Sandman Who Received Cease and Desist Letter

Metallica hung out with Sandman, the group who mistakenly received a cease and desist letter from a Metallica attorney, during a show in Toronto.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

James Hetfield on Metallica’s ‘Jimmy Fallon’ Appearance: You Can’t ‘Take Yourself So Seriously All the Time’

Reflecting on Metallica's 'Jimmy Fallon' appearance, James Hetfield said it was fun and that you can't always take yourself seriously.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images /  Buda Mendes, Getty Images / Alexandre Loureiro, Getty Images
Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Buda Mendes, Getty Images / Alexandre Loureiro, Getty Images

Metallica, Soundgarden + Korn to Headline 2017 Rock on the Range

The full lineup of the 2017 Rock on the Range has been announced with Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn serving as the headliners over the three day event.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart

Congrats to Metallica, as their 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘I Would Like to Make Some New Music Sooner Than Eight Years’

Metallica's James Hetfield shares his desire for a quicker turnaround between studio albums.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Calls Gojira’s ‘Magma’ Album ‘An Incredible Piece of Art’

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has his ear close to the ground and heaped praise unto Gojira's sixth studio album, 'Magma.'

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YouTube: MetallicaTV

Watch Metallica Warm Up Before Hitting the Stage in Costa Rica

Metallica offered insight as to what goes on pre-show, showing rehearsal footage in their tuning room prior to going onstage in Costa Rica earlier this month.

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Vertigo Records
Vertigo Records

17 Years Ago: Metallica Go Symphonic With ‘S&M’ Release

On Nov. 23, 1999, Metallica stepped outside of their comfort zone with the symphonic 'S&M' album.

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