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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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Listen to Metallica’s New Song, ‘Moth Into Flame’

Metallica are offering a free preview of "Moth Into Flame" from the group's upcoming 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.'

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images
Raphael Dias, Getty Images

James Hetfield Knows Why Metallica Haven’t Performed at the Super Bowl

Many of the biggest musical acts in the world have performed during the Super Bowl halftime show. Metallica aren't on the list.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Add Iron Maiden, Dio and Deep Purple Covers to Deluxe Edition of ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’

Metallica have finally put the finishing touches on 'Hardwired … To Self-Destruct,' but not before making one more notable change.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Still Tinkering With New ‘Hardwired’ LP

Metallica fans feeling impatient to hear the group's upcoming album can take comfort in the knowledge that no one's listened to the finished product yet — not even the band.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Announce First ‘Hardwired’ 2016 Tour Dates

Metallica will play five shows in Latin America leading up to the release of 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct.'

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YouTube

Metallica Share Emotional Memories of Cliff Burton in New Video

Metallica reflect in a promotional video for 'Back to the Front,' the new book focusing on their final album with Cliff Burton.

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Jamie Sabau, Getty Images

Is Jason Newsted Working on Something New With Metallica?

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted loves what he's heard of the group's new record — and he might even be talking to his old bandmates about some sort of collaboration.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Metallica Look Back on ‘Master of Puppets’ in New Video

Metallica reflect on what 'Master of Puppets' means to them as they prepare to release a book about the album.

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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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