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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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NBC

Watch Metallica Crush ‘Moth Into Flame’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Metallica stopped by 'The Tonight Show' yesterday (Sept. 29) to assault host Jimmy Fallon and his studio audience with the new track 'Moth Into Flame.'

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

James Hetfield: Metallica Stray From Polarizing Topics of Religion + Politics, Aim to Connect With People Instead

James Hetfield said that he would rather use lyrics to connect with people rather than divide them apart like religious and political topics have been lately.

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Blackened
Blackened

30 Funniest Metallica Memes

We've rounded up 30 of our favorite Metallica memes we found throughout the internet!

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica Rock New York’s Webster Hall, Debut ‘Moth Into Flame’ Live + Hint at Stadium Tour

Check out our review and gallery of Metallica's intimate club show at NYC's Webster Hall.

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Metallica to Headline 2017 South American Lollapalooza Festivals

Metallica will venture to South America in 2017 to headline Lollapalooza in Brazil, Argentina and Chile with a stacked lineup of diverse performers.

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30 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in Tragic Bus Crash

On Sept. 27, 1986, Metallica's Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Metallica Reveal New Song ‘Murder One’ Is a Tribute to Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

During a new interview, Metallica revealed the song 'Murder One' is a tribute to late Motorhead icon Lemmy Kilmister.

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YouTube: The Howard Stern Show
YouTube: The Howard Stern Show

Watch Metallica Perform Classic Songs on ‘The Howard Stern Show’

Metallica performed three songs on 'The Howard Stern Show' and official footage of 'Master of Puppets' and 'Sad But True' has surfaced.

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Blackened
Blackened

Metallica Unleash Video for New Song ‘Moth Into Flame’

Watch Metallica's video for the new track 'Moth Into Flame.'

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Metallica Rock Global Citizen Festival, Announce New York City Club Show

Metallica rocked New York City's Central Park last night (Sept. 24) as one of the performers at the Global Citizen festival.

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