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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.

You Think You Know About the 1992 Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Tour?

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Exclusive, little known facts about the chaotic Metallica / Guns N' Roses 1992 tour.

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Metallica to Release 27 Live Albums

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For a decade now, the guys in Metallica have made a point of offering up live performances from the vaults to fans online -- and now they're celebrating that milestone in a big way.

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Metallica Enter the Guinness Book of World Records

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Metallica's 2013 was a year for the record books -- literally.

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Phil Anselmo Still Doesn’t Like Metallica’s ‘Load’

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Down frontman Phil Anselmo has never been shy about calling out the guys in Metallica when he feels it's necessary, and he does it again in the Sept. 2014 issue of Metal Hammer.

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Think You Know Metallica?

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Metallica's James Hetfield didn't get his start, as it's so often stated, with Phantom Lord.

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Watch Robert Trujillo Join Superstar Mexican Duo Onstage for Metallica Covers

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They may not be household names for many U.S. metal fans, but the Mexican superstar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela has never been shy about paying tribute to its heavy roots.

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22 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses / Metallica Concert Ends in Montreal Riot

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Disaster struck when a joint tour featuring Guns N' Roses and Metallica reached Montreal on Aug. 8, 1992.

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Metallica Asking For Fans’ Help To Finish Upcoming ‘Master of Puppets’ Book

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Photo by Theo Wargo / Getty

Metallica are crowdsourcing memorabilia to help complete a book about 'Master of Puppets.'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Covers Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Godzilla’ with Exodus at Comic-Con

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Metallica's guitarist joined his old band on stage at a Comic-Con after party.

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Metallica Remember the Controversy That Once Surrounded ‘Ride the Lightning’

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'Ride the Lightning' found Metallica trying out new things, and some fans didn't like it.

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