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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.

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30 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Release ‘Crest of a Knave,’ the Album That Won a Metal Grammy

It’s unlikely that Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson ever thought his band would be spoken of alongside Metallica,

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Metallica in Paris 2017
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Watch Metallica Perform a Cover of French Rockers Trust’s ‘Antisocial’ in Paris

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo recently performed an impromptu cover of the classic Trust song “Antisocial” onstage.

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Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield Keep Rocking After Nasty Onstage Fall

James Hetfield suffered what looked like a painful fall on stage when he took a badly-timed step during Metallica’s performance in The Netherlands.

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Metallica Mixes Up Their ‘WorldWired’ Set List at European Opener

The band's WorldWired performance gets makeover for their Copenhagen appearance.

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Blackened Recordings

Metallica Announce Release Date, Track Listing for Massive ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue

The long-awaited reissue of Metallica's landmark 1986 album will be released in time for the holiday season.

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30 Years Ago: Metallica Bounce Back from Tragedy With ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’

Metallica's 'Garage Days Re-Revisited' gave the band a chance to continue healing after the death of Cliff Burton, and a low-pressure way to begin recording with Jason Newsted.

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Watch James Hetfield’s Heartfelt Comments on American Unrest: ‘We Don’t Give A S— About the Differences… All Are Welcome.’

James Hetfield declares that racism and political intolerance have no place in the "Metallica family."

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Raymond Ahner
Raymond Ahner

Metallica, the Who Rock Outside Lands Festival: Photo Gallery

San Francisco's multi-genre Outside Lands Festival had a strong classic rock presence last weekend, as Metallica and the Who served as headliners on consecutive nights.

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Watch Metallica Sing Rihanna and Disney Songs in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Teaser Clip

Metallica ventured into some surprising musical territory during their appearance on 'Carpool Karaoke.'

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Lars Ulrich Says Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue Will Be Ready ‘Soon’

Metallica are hoping the expanded reissue of their third album, 'Master of Puppets,' will be available to fans in the near future.

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