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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 James Hetfield’s Heartfelt Comments on American Unrest: ‘We Don’t Give A S— About the Differences… All Are Welcome.’

James Hetfield declares that racism and political intolerance have no place in the "Metallica family."

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Raymond Ahner
Raymond Ahner

Metallica, the Who Rock Outside Lands Festival: Photo Gallery

San Francisco's multi-genre Outside Lands Festival had a strong classic rock presence last weekend, as Metallica and the Who served as headliners on consecutive nights.

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YouTube

Watch Metallica Sing Rihanna and Disney Songs in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Teaser Clip

Metallica ventured into some surprising musical territory during their appearance on 'Carpool Karaoke.'

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Lars Ulrich of Metallica
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Lars Ulrich Says Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue Will Be Ready ‘Soon’

Metallica are hoping the expanded reissue of their third album, 'Master of Puppets,' will be available to fans in the near future.

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James Hetfield
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Man Arrested After Allegedly Urinating on Fellow Concertgoers at Metallica Show

Ask not one Arizona family for whom the bell tolls. At the Metallica show they attended on Aug. 4, it allegedly tolled for pee.

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Charley Gallay, Getty Images / YouTube / YouTube / Marc Grimwade, Getty Images

25 Years After the Montreal Riots: The Very Different Paths Taken by Metallica and Guns N’ Roses

In the summer of 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica were two of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

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Mauricio Santana / Loreen Sarkis, Getty Images

James Hetfield Calls Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Unauthorized Metallica T-Shirt ‘Disrespectful’

We can now add Metallica's James Hetfield to the list of public figures — and their survivors — who've taken issue with Kendall and Kylie Jenner's recently launched T-shirt line.

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Blackened

35 Years Ago: Metallica Record Their Career-Making Demo ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’

Metallica were trying to find their identity, sound and even a stable lineup when they entered the studio to record the seven-song demo 'No Life ‘Til Leather.'

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Metallica Magazine Advertisements Through the Years: 1984-2017

We've collected over thirty years' worth of vintage magazine ads and promotional posters from the mighty Metallica.

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Funko

Metallica Funko Pop! Figures Coming This Summer

The members of Metallica are going from Master of Puppets to being immortalized in the Funko Pop! family of figures.

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