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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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Mauricio Santana, Getty Images / Facebook

Metallica Announce Local H as Winners of Worldwired Tour Contest

Metallica have tallied up the votes in their Hit the Stage contest to determine a temporary touring partner for a handful of their upcoming Worldwired dates.

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Mauricio Santana, Getty Images

Opprobrium Denies Sending Metallica Cease-and-Desist Letter for ‘Moth Into Flame’

Metallica received a cease-and-desist letter claiming they ripped off a song by Opprobrium, but the death metal band said it wasn't from them.

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Adrian Borromeo, Ultimate Classic Rock
Adrian Borromeo, Ultimate Classic Rock

30 Years Ago: James Hetfield Breaks His Wrist Again, Gives Up Skateboarding

Metallica were set to perform on 'Saturday Night Live,' then complete a new album, when James Hetfield took another tumble.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Announce Dates for European Leg of WorldWired Tour

It'll be awhile before the members of Metallica get to sleep in their own beds for more than a few weeks at a time.

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Metallica

35 Years Ago: Metallica Play Their First-Ever Concert

They'd go on to bang a billion heads, but in the beginning, Metallica were just another rag-tag bunch of kids with their amps cranked into overdrive.

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Noam Galai / Charley Gallay, Getty Images

Iggy Pop Joins Metallica Onstage for Blistering ‘T.V. Eye’

Metallica closed out their three-night stand in Mexico City last night by inviting Iggy Pop on stage for a blistering take on the Stooges' "T.V. Eye."

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Watch the Rehearsal of Metallica and Lady Gaga’s Grammy Performance With Working Mics

Metallica has released a video of what their Grammys duet with Lady Gaga should have sounded like.

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Metallica.com

Tickets on Sale Now! Five Things to Look Forward to on Metallica’s ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Metallica's 2017 Worldwired tour looks like it could easily be the concert event of the year.

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YouTube

Metallica Sing Rihanna, Blake Shelton Sings Bon Jovi in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Trailer

Apple Music has released another trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' that features Metallica.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic

A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.

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