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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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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Confirmed for ‘Very Special and Unique’ 2017 Grammy Performance

Metallica will perform at the Grammys for the fourth time in their career, and they're promising something 'very special and unique.'

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TMZ
TMZ

Watch Metallica Sing ‘Enter Sandman’ with Grocery Store Employees

With a tour coming up and a No. 1 album on the charts, Metallica seem to be just about everywhere these days — even at the grocery store deli counter.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images for Global Citizen

Kirk Hammett Teases Metallica Tour Plans: ‘America Is Definitely Slated in There’

Metallica have been fairly coy about their upcoming tour schedule, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says American fans don't need to worry about being left out.

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YouTube

21 Years Ago: Metallica Perform as Lemmy for His 50th Birthday

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it's safe to say Metallica flattered the hell out of Lemmy for his 50th birthday.

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Theo Wargo / Drew Angerer, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Wants to Get Into a Twitter War With Donald Trump

Kirk Hammett is concerned that the policies of future President Donald Trump will negatively impact the environment.

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Patrick Riviere / Buda Mendes, Getty Images)

David Bowie Snubbed? Metallica Miscategorized? A Grammy Official Explains

Bill Freimuth, senior vice president of awards at the Recording Academy, discusses the 2016 Grammy nominations.

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Theo Wargo / Buda Mendes, Getty Images

Metallica, Soundgarden and Others Set to Appear at Rock on the Range

Metallica and Soundgarden headline Rock on the Range, set for next May in Columbus, Ohio.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Debut at No. 1 with ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’

Metallica's back — and back on top of the charts, too.

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Blackened
Blackened

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’ Roundtable Review: Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

We discuss favorite, and not-so favorite, moments from Metallica's forthcoming 10th studio effort – then try to put 'Hardwired' in context with the year's best metal albums.

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YouTube

Watch Metallica Play ‘Enter Sandman’ on Toy Instruments With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Metallica's promotional blitz in support of their new Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct LP arrived at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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