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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’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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Kirk Hammett Guests On Studio Track from Pre-Metallica Band Exodus

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Kirk Hammett has collaborated with his pre-Metallica bandmates in Exodus on their forthcoming studio album.

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Metallica’s ‘Ride the Lightning’ – Worst To Best

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In honor of its 30th anniversary, we rank the songs on Metallica's landmark 'Ride the Lightning' album from worst to best

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Metallica Appear in Hilarious New Ad For ESPN

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With Mariano Rivera gone, the metal greats look for a new athlete to use their music as a signature theme.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Debut Zombie Action Figure at Comic-Con

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The guitarist has created a limited-edition action figure of him as a zombie.

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Watch Metallica’s Glastonbury Introduction Video, ‘Glastallica’

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The band commissioned a short film to be used as their introduction to their Glastonbury performance.

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Jack White Covers Metallica at Glastonbury Festival

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Jack White weighed in on Metallica's controversial headlining spot at this weekend's Glastonbury festival by playing a snippet of 'Enter Sandman.'

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Metallica Release Special T-Shirt For Glastonbury

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Metallica's t-shirt for their Glastonbury performance was an answer to those who didn't think they would be a good fit for the festival.

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Lars Ulrich Shrugs Off Glastonbury Controversy: ‘I Don’t Think It’s Genuinely Like That’

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Lars Ulrich doesn't really see a reason for the controversy surrounding Metallica's upcoming performance at Glastonbury.

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