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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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Tickets on Sale Now! Five Things to Look Forward to on Metallica’s ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Metallica's 2017 Worldwired tour looks like it could easily be the concert event of the year.

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Metallica Sing Rihanna, Blake Shelton Sings Bon Jovi in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Trailer

Apple Music has released another trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' that features Metallica.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic

A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.

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Citi Sound Vault Presents Metallica
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Lars Ulrich Shares Metallica’s Road Survival Techniques

As Metallica prepare to embark on their 2017 Worldwired tour, it's only natural to wonder how these lifelong metal vets manage to stay in fighting shape on the road.

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Charley Gallay, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich Admits James Hetfield Was ‘Livid’ After Metallica’s Grammys Snafu

Metallica managed to power through mic problems during their Grammy performance with Lady Gaga on Feb. 12, but they weren't exactly thrilled with the situation.

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Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira: What You Need to Know About Metallica’s Opening Acts

Here's what you need to know about the three bands that will be supporting Metallica on tour -- Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira.

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Metallica Featured in Trailer for ‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’

Late Late Show host James Corden is spinning off his popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment into its own series, which aired its debut trailer during the Corden-hosted Grammy Awards last night.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Metallica Announce 2017 North America ‘Worldwired’ Tour Dates

Metallica will head out for 25-date tour of the United States and Canada this May in support of their well-received new album 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.'

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Metallica Overcomes Mic Problems During Energetic Duet With Lady Gaga at the Grammys

James Hetfield had to overcome mic issues during Metallica's collaboration tonight with Lady Gaga at the Grammys.

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Frederick M. Brown / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Megadeth’s Grammy Victory Was Accompanied By … A Metallica Song?

This was not the soundtrack former Metallica member Dave Mustaine probably wanted for Megadeth's first-ever Grammy.

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