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No band has defined and upheld the standards of ‘80s metal as much as Metallica. Even with the lineup changes, the new haircuts and the streamlined music that have marked the latter part of the ‘90s and ‘00s, Metallica earned their rep as one of rock’s post-‘70s innovators. They barreled out of the ‘80s’ metal scene with a tougher, faster and more abrasive thrash sound that put all of their California contemporaries to shame. Their third album, 1986’s ‘Master of Puppets,’ is a landmark recording of the genre. Four years later they entered the mainstream with their self-titled ‘Black Album,’ which made them stars and set in motion two decades of ambitious projects, including a live album with the San Francisco Symphony and a much-maligned collaboration with Lou Reed. Despite the bumps, they remain one of the best and most popular bands on the planet.

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Matt Winkelmeyer / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Listen to Macy Gray’s Jazzy Cover of Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’

Macy Gray admits that covering Metallica may strike some as unconventional, but "Nothing Else Matters" speaks to her on a personal level.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica’s Long-Awaited Return: Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

The belated arrival of new music from Metallica led to a sometimes-polarizing debate.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Share Clip of New ‘Moth Into Flame’ Song

Check out a brief snippet of the second new song from Metallica's upcoming 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' album.

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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Metallica Plan ‘Some Proper Penetration of America’ on New Tour

With a new album scheduled for release later this year, Metallica are now making plans for 2017.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

James Hetfield Talks Metallica Owning Their Label and Masters: ‘We Can Put Our Music Out Our Way’

Metallica gained control over their masters in 2012, launching their Blackened Recordings imprint after buying their back catalog from longtime label Elektra.

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Frazer Harrison (2) / Taylor Hill, Getty Images

Metallica and Roger Waters to Play Neil Young’s 2016 Bridge School Benefit Concert

The lineup for Neil Young's 30th annual Bridge Benefit Concert has been announced.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Watch Metallica Play ‘Hardwired’ for the First Time

The first rock concert at Minneapolis' new U.S. Bank Stadium saw Metallica give their new song, "Hardwired," its live debut.

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Snapper Music, Blackened Recordings, Roswell/RCA
Snapper Music, Blackened Recordings, Roswell/RCA

Is Metallica’s New Album Cover Too Similar to Foo Fighters and Crowbar?

People have noticed similarities between the cover of Metallica's new 'Hardwired ...To Self Destruct' and those by Crowbar and Foo Fighters.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich Says the New Metallica Album Has ‘A Trace of Residue’ From ‘Kill ‘Em All’

Lars Ulrich gives fans a feel for how Metallica's new record fits in the group's discography.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Announce Title and Release Date for New Album, ‘Hardwired …To Self-Destruct’

Metallica's long-awaited follow-up 2008’s 'Death Magnetic' will be a two-disc project, with nearly 80 minutes of new music.

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