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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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Jason Merritt / Larry Busacca / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards Calls Black Sabbath + Metallica ‘Great Jokes’

Legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards apparently is not a fan of heavy metal.

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The Harp Twins Cover Metallica’s ‘One’

The Harp Twins are back with another Metallica cover. This time around twin sisters Camille and Kennerly Kitt give "One" the ethereal harp treatment.

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James Hetfield + M. Shadows Audition To Be Zombies in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3′

As part of a contest to be a zombie in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 video game, a clip has been released that you can watch above that features celebrities "auditioning" to be zombies.

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Kid Group The Mini Band Release Original Track + Get Invite to Meet Metallica

Kid rockers The Mini Band release a new original track and get invite to meet Metallica.

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Mission to Lars

‘Mission to Lars’ Documentary Film to Hit Select Theaters and Video On Demand

'Mission to Lars,' a film about a family's attempt to connect a huge Metallica fan with Lars Ulrich, will screen in North America next month.

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Cover Stories: Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

The front sleeve of Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' set the tone for thrash metal artwork. Here's the story behind the cover.

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Elektra Records

24 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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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Wondering Where New Album Is Gonna Take Us’

Kirk Hammett reveals that their studio time on a new album has kept them sharp and able to transition to play one-off shows with ease.

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YouTube

Metallica Offer Onstage + Backstage Look at Lollapalooza Gig

Watch as Metallica take viewers onstage and behind the scenes at their Lollapalooza performance in Chicago.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

New Comic Strip ‘Hetfield’ Blends ‘Garfield’ With Metallica

Are you a fan of the 'Garfield' comic strip, but always thought it needed a few Metallica references? Well, here's a treat for you.

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