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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.

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Share Cover and Sample Pages From New ‘Master of Puppets’ Book

The members of Metallica are offering fans a sneak peek at Back to the Front, the upcoming book that promises to provide "a fully authorized visual history" of their Master of Puppets album.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Metallica Show Off New Stage Set During ‘The Night Before’ Pre-Super Bowl Show

Metallica debuted their new production for a handful of invited fans at a rehearsal for tonight's pre-Super Bowl concert.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Metallica Will Stream Their Pre-Super Bowl Concert for Free

Like most people, you probably don't have tickets to Metallica's sold-out pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco. But, never fear, there's still a way to watch.

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Kevin Winter / Scott Gries / Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Watch Dave Grohl Pay Tribute to Dimebag Darrell With Members of Metallica, Pantera + More

Grohl showed up at a benefit for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Quits Metallica

The bassist left Metallica when James Hetfield had issues with his side project, Echobrain.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Damage Control, Inc.: Metallica Rescind Lawsuit Threat Against Tribute Band, Send Their Lawyer Ice Fishing

The members of a Canadian Metallica tribute band can breathe a little easier now that they know they aren't really being threatened with a lawsuit.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Metallica Issue Cease-and-Desist to Canadian Tribute Band

Tribute bands seek to come as close as possible to the sound and visual vibe of the artists they're paying tribute to, but there's a limit to how far you can go. Just ask the members of Metallica.

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Metallica Pay Tribute to Lemmy: ‘Our Hero’

Metallica refer to Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister as "one of the primary reasons this band exists," adding that they are "forever grateful for all of your inspiration."

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Metallica.com

Metallica Release Roughly 12 Seconds of New Music

Metallica are offering a small taste of their long-awaited new studio album in a clip on their official website titled "Happy Holidayz."

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Noam Galai / Raphael Dias, Getty Images

James Hetfield’s ‘Top 10 Thingz’ of 2015 Includes Justin Bieber in a Metallica Shirt

James Hetfield has put together a list of his favorite moments from 2015, and it might contain a few surprises for Metallica fans.

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