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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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Watch a Video Where Metallica Appear to Perform the ‘Pokemon’ Theme

While fans continue their long wait for Metallica's next album, they finally have a chance to watch the guys play something new.

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Metallica Announce ‘Back to the Front’ Book With New Video

Metallica started work on the book two years ago, and teased pages from it earlier this year.

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Krasner/Trebitz, Getty Images / Metallica

30 Years Ago: James Hetfield Breaks His Wrist, So Metallica Add Another Guitar Player

When Metallica embarked on their Damage, Inc. tour in the spring of 1986, they'd lined up some of the biggest dates of their career to that point.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Is Metallica’s New Album Arriving in October?

Metallica's new album might have an official release date.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich Admits He Didn’t Know Metallica Considered Firing Him

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has had to develop a pretty thick skin over the years.

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Facebook

Concert Hoax Fools Tucson Metallica Fans

This has been the year of using social media to fool people into thinking their favorite bands are performing at strange locations, and now it's time for Metallica fans to play victim.

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Brioni

Fashion, Inc.: Metallica Are Italian Suit Models Now

The members of Metallica are the celebrity faces for a new line — and new look — from the Brioni fashion house.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich Calls Metallica’s New Album ‘More Diverse’ and ‘Less Frenetic’ Than ‘Death Magnetic’

Lars Ulrich describes how Metallica's new album will differ from its predecessor.

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Metallica Set to Release New Album ‘Hopefully by Fall’

Metallica are inching closer to completing their first studio release since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' with a possible release date later this year.

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Elektra

20 Years Ago: Metallica Draw a Line in the Sand With ‘Load’

Metallica tweaked their sound a bit for 1996's 'Load,' but it was their new image that riled up some fans.

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