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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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Megaforce / Warner

Metallica vs. Dio – Metal Madness 2017, Quarterfinals

It's Metallica vs. Dio in the Quarterfinals of Metal Madness to determine the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time. Vote now!

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Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Jason Newsted: Robert Trujillo Is a ‘Great F—in’ Bass Player’ + Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ Has ‘Substance’

Jason Newsted comments on the bass playing of his successor Robert Trujillo and praises Metallica's 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' album.

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Megaforce / Atlantic

Metallica vs. Testament – Metal Madness 2017, Round 2

It's Metallica vs. Testament in Round 2 of Metal Madness to determine the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time. Vote now!

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Metallica Book 2017 / 2018 European Tour Dates With Kvelertak

Metallica's 'WorldWired' tour will head to Europe in September with dates extended into 2018. Norway's Kvelertak will serve as support.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘Escape’ Was Never Intended to Appear on ‘Ride the Lightning’

If Metallica had their way, 'Ride the Lightning' would have been one track shorter as 'Escape' was not originally intended to be on the album.

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Megaforce / Torrid

Metallica vs. Exodus – Metal Madness 2017, Round 1

It's Metallica vs. Exodus in Round 1 of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time. Vote now!

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Theo Wargo / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Metallica Enlist Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike to DJ on North American Tour

There will be no shortage of entertainment on Metallica's North American tour as Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike will DJ between sets.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

See Kirk Hammett’s Wondrous Fascination as He Watches Metallica Covers

Kirk Hammett is wondrously fascinated as he watches a group of Metallica cover songs from the Internet!

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YouTube: Amier Sabri
YouTube: Amier Sabri

This Kid’s Acoustic Cover of Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ Will Leave Your Jaw on the Floor – Best of YouTube

You won't believe what happens as this kid gets further into his acoustic cover of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters!'

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Exclusive Metallica Clothing Line Now Available at Urban Outfitters

Metallica have partnered with Urban Outfitters to present an exclusive line of new branded clothing.

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