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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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‘Where Is the New Metallica?’ Asks Band’s Manager

Metallica manager Peter Mensch says he is disappointed with the newer bands that are out there.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Do Signings at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con

Metallica's Kirk Hammett will be selling his KVH Toys and doing signings at the 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Talks Streaming Services + Being in the Entertainment ‘Yellow Pages’

Drummer Lars Ulrich discusses the band's thoughts on getting involved with streaming services and the branding of music.

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School of Rock Coral Springs Kids Cover Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ – Best of YouTube

We just landed upon another great kid performance on YouTube. This time, provided by the School of Rock franchise.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Discuss Thrash Revolution + More

Here's a look into some discussion on metal, featuring two of thrash's most celebrated bassists -- Metallica's Robert Trujillo and Megadeth's David Ellefson.

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10 Best Metallica Songs [Watch]

It was a tough list to make, but we've compiled our picks for the 10 Best Metallica Songs.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield + Kirk Hammett Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals Game 5

Game 5 of the NBA Finals took place Sunday night (June 14), and Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett were on hand to perform the National Anthem.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield + Kirk Hammett to Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals Game 5

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will play the National Anthem before their hometown Golden State Warriors play Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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Metallica Unveil Performance + Backstage Footage From X Games and Rockavaria Gigs

Metallica have been hitting the stages of late. Watch footage of their X Games and Rockavaria festivals.

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Metallica Deliver National Anthem at 2015 X Games Austin

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the National Anthem to open the day at the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas.

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