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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.

Lars Ulrich Offers Metallica New Album Update: ‘We Are F—ing in It’

Lars Ulrich
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Is Metallica's new album finally getting closer to something that people can actually hear?

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The History of Metallica’s ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’

Metallica
Metallica

Metallica will celebrate Record Store Day 2015 by releasing their widely circulated and legendary 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather on cassette.

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29 Years Ago: Metallica Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Master of Puppets’

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Elektra

Heavy metal effectively came of age in the '80s, as it coalesced what had previously been a ragtag collective of bands into a bona fide rock 'n' roll subgenre capable of achieving Top 40 success.

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Metallica Announces ‘No Life ’til Leather’ Cassette Release

Metallica
Metallica

The guys in Metallica are reaching way back into their vaults for this year's Record Store Day release — and they're going appropriately retro with the format, too.

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Metallica Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies

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Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images

Bruce Sinofsky, co-director of the gut-wrenching Metallica documentary 'Some Kind of Monster,' is dead at 58 from complications relating to diabetes.

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Lars Ulrich Gets Screamed At a Lot in Metallica ‘Whiplash’ Mash-Up Video

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Sony Pictures Classics / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich has spent decades taking heat from James Hetfield, so a belligerent drum teacher should be no big deal for the Metallica drummer, right?

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Master of Slopes: Metallica Endorse Their Own Line of Skis

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Facebook

The metal giants have partnered with Armada Skis to create a new line of branded skis.

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Tom Petty, U2, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Neil Young Fall on Grammy Night

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Jerod Harris / Matthias Nareyek / MJ Kim / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

The Grammy Awards are hailed as "music's biggest night," but it proved to be a big disappointment for classic-rock artists, instead.

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

NHL
NHL

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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