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Metallica

Metallica

 

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Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who formed Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first five albums.[1] The band's third album, Master of Puppets (1986), was described as one of the heaviest and most influential thrash metal albums; its eponymous fifth album, Metallica (1991), the band's first to root predominantly in heavy metal, appealed to a more mainstream audience, achieving substantial commercial success and selling over 16 million copies in the United States to date, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. After experimenting with different genres and directions in subsequent releases, the band returned to its thrash metal roots with the release of its ninth album, Death Magnetic (2008), which drew similar praise to that of the band's earlier albums.

In 2000, Metallica led the case against the peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster, in which the band and several other artists filed lawsuits against the service for sharing their copyright-protected material without consent; after reaching a settlement, Napster became a pay-to-use service in 2003. Metallica was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film Some Kind of Monster, which documented the troubled production of the band's eighth album, St. Anger (2003), and the internal struggles within the band at the time. In 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band wrote the screenplay for and starred in the 2013 IMAX concert film Metallica: Through the Never, in which the band performed live against a fictional thriller storyline.

Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, a cover album, five extended plays, 37 singles and 39 music videos. The band has won nine Grammy Awards from 23 nominations, and its last six studio albums (beginning with Metallica) have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 125 million records worldwide.[2] Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, which ranked them at no. 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.[3] As of 2017, Metallica is the third best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991,[4] selling a total of 58 million albums in the United States.[5]

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Spit Out The Bone
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Spit Out The Bone is a song by musical group Metallica, released on November 14, 2017.
Damage, Inc.
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Damage, Inc. is a song by musical group Metallica, released on November 2, 2017.
The Thing That Should Not Be
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The Thing That Should Not Be is a song by musical group Metallica, released on August 29, 2017.
Disposable Heroes
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Disposable Heroes is a song by musical group Metallica, released on August 29, 2017.

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Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Films3

Minor Film Appearances & References2

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Video Game References6

Collaborators & Influencers28

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Metallica and Afghan institute share 'Music's Nobel Prize'
  –  February 15, 2018
"Metallica is loved and admired by millions of hard rock fans across the globe," she said. Sarmast and the music institute, meanwhile, have worked "to restore the joy and power of music to children's lives," she added. The Polar Music Prize was established ...
Metallica to receive this year's Polar Music Prize
  –  February 14, 2018
The Polar Music Prize, the world's most prestigious music award, now in its 27th year, has announced that Metallica, the Grammy-Award winning and genre defining hard rock band, and The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) with Dr. Ahmad Sarmast ...
Metallica to receive 2018 Polar Music Prize
  –  February 14, 2018
Metallica are loved and admired by millions of hard rock fans across the globe. They have led where other bands have followed and their 2017 world tour broke all records. Dr Ahmad Sarmast founded the Afghanistan National Institute of Music to restore the ...
Afghan institute, Metallica win music's 'Nobel Prize'
  –  February 14, 2018
"Metallica is loved and admired by millions of hard rock fans across the globe," she said. Sarmast and the music institute, meanwhile, have worked "to restore the joy and power of music to children's lives," she said. Metallica is one of the most ...
Afghan institute that empowers girls and pioneers of hard rock, Metallica win music’s ‘Nobel Prize’
  –  February 14, 2018
STOCKHOLM: An Afghan music institute that has empowered girls in the war-torn country and metal pioneers Metallica on Wednesday shared the Polar Music Prize, often called music’s Nobel. The laureates will each receive one million Swedish kronor (101,000 ...
Metallica win Sweden's Polar Music Prize
  –  February 14, 2018
"Metallica is loved and admired by millions of hard rock fans across the globe," she said. Sarmast and the music institute, meanwhile, have worked "to restore the joy and power of music to children's lives," she said. Metallica is one of the most ...

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