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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.

Metallica Drop First Puck at San Jose Sharks Game for ‘Metallica Night’

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The guys in Metallica have given the San Francisco Giants plenty of love over the years, and now their Bay Area sports neighbors the San Jose Sharks are getting in on the action.

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How Robert Trujillo Joined Metallica

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

It takes a special type of person to hold his own in Metallica's heavy metal fray -- not only on musical terms, but on an emotional level.

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Metallica Featured in ‘The Big Four’ 8-Bit Video Game Trailer

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Our friends at Loudwire, with some help from the Filthy Frackers, have put together a trailer for an old-school video game called 'The Big Four.'

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Here’s Photographic Proof that Metallica Are Working on a New Album

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Metallica have released a picture of Robert Trujillo in the studio.

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Top 10 Jason Newsted Metallica Songs

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Our list of the Top 10 Jason Newsted Metallica Songs reveals just how much he contributed during his 15 years with the group.

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14 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Quits Metallica

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On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted quit Metallica after serving in the legendary metal band for over a decade. He joined the group after original bassist Cliff Burton died in a tour bus accident in 1986.

For years the exact reasons

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Metallica’s ’St. Anger’ Covered by Two Fans

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Metallica’s 2003’s album, ‘St. Anger,’ is arguably their most polarizing.

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Bob Rock Predicts Big Things for Metallica’s Next Album

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Producer Bob Rock, who worked with Metallica from 1991's Black Album through 2003's 'St. Anger,' thinks the band is set up to produce a signature comeback -- though Rock says he won't be involved.

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Metallica Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

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Michael Loccisano / Dave Etheridge-Barnes / Theo Wargo (2) / Pete Cronin, Getty Images

Even while becoming the most successful heavy metal band in history, Metallica has had to withstand the occasional lineup change.

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Lars Ulrich Will Appear in New Movie ‘Radio Dreams’

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich will appear in 'Radio Dreams,' a new movie set at a station where Afghanistan's first rock band meets Metallica.

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