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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.

Photo By: Zackery Michael
Photo By: Zackery Michael

Metallica Become Face of New Brioni Luxury Menswear Campaign

Metallica have become the face of a new advertising campaign for the rebranding of the Italian luxury menswear company Brioni.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Joined James Hetfield in Vocal Booth for First Time

For the first time, Robert Trujillo joined James Hetfield in the vocal booth to record backing vocals for the new Metallica album.

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Joey Jordison
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Joey Jordison: ‘Lars Ulrich Is Probably One of the Best and Most Innovative Drummers Ever’

Joey Jordison’s Top 10 drummers list is packed with percussion heavyweights, including what some would call and unlikely pick in Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

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Elektra

Metallica ‘Master of Puppets’ Limited Edition Signature Guitar to Be Released By ESP

ESP will be issuing a limited edition signature model to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Metallica's 'Master of Puppets.'

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Describes ‘Diverse’ + ‘Less Frenetic’ 10th Studio Album

In a new interview, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has described what fans can expect from the band's 10th studio album.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s James Hetfield Contributes Voice to ‘Skylanders Academy’ Netflix Series

Metallica's James Hetfield was named among a list of several celebrities who will be voicing characters for the new Netflix series, 'Skylanders Academy.'

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Photographs Model Wife For Metal-Inspired Clothing Line

Lars Ulrich’s photos featuring his model wife are being used to promote a new line of clothing by Citizens of Humanity and German e-commerce site MyTheresa.com.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

James Hetfield: Metallica Targeting Fall Release for New Album

James Hetfield has revealed Metallica are hoping to release their long-awaited new album this fall.

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Metallica.com

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Says ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Box Set on Hold Due to Unexpected Legal Issues

Metallica fans hoping for a box set reissue of 'No Life 'Til Leather' will be interested to know that it's on hold due to unexpected legal issues.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Have Begun Mixing New Album; Hear Teaser of James Hetfield’s Guest Spot on Heart’s New Song

Metallica have begun mixing their long-awaited new record and frontman James Hetfield can be heard guesting on a new Heart song.

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