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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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Metallica Honored by Mayor Upon Return to ’80s Home

Metallica stopped by their former home in El Cerrito, Calif., where they were honored by that city's mayor.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Metallica to Stream Record Store Day Concert

Only a few Metallica fans will be fortunate enough to catch the band's Record Store Day 2016 concert in person — but for the rest of us, there's always the internet.

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Watch James Hetfield Open the Deluxe ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Metallica Reissue

James Hetfield has a copy of the new deluxe reissue of Metallica's classic Kill 'Em All album, and you don't — but at least he's willing to let you watch him open the box.

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David Bowie vs. James Hetfield: March Mullet Madness

David Bowie faces off against James Hetfield in the next round of March Mullet Madness.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

James Hetfield Talks Metallica Reissues: ‘There’s Stuff in There That No One’s Heard’

Metallica fans eagerly anticipating the group's upcoming deluxe reissues of classic albums Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning should feel only more impatient after reading James Hetfield's comments.

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Elektra

Listen to a Live ‘Seek and Destroy’ From Metallica’s Deluxe ‘Kill ‘Em All’

Metallica are teasing the upcoming release of their expanded and remastered Kill 'Em All with a live performance of "Seek & Destroy" from the archives.

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Columbia Records (2) / Elektra

Library of Congress Adds Records by Santana, Billy Joel and Metallica to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has announced the addition of 25 new records to the National Recording Registry, including classic works by Santana, Billy Joel and Metallica.

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Paul McCartney vs. James Hetfield: March Mullet Madness

Beatles legend Paul McCartney and Metallica frontman James Hetfield have advanced to the elite eight in our highly contested March Mullet Madness battle.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Share Live Tracks From ‘Ride the Lightning’ Box and 2003 Bataclan Concert

Metallica have teased their upcoming archival releases with some live tracks.

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Metallica Producer: Jason Newsted ‘Was Never Treated With the Respect He Deserved’

A long, simmering bone of contention among Metallica fans is the lack of audible bass guitar on their landmark 1988 record ... And Justice for All.

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