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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 Night’ to Continue for San Francisco Giants Fans in 2015

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Harry How, Getty Images

During the past two baseball seasons, the San Francisco Giants have invited hometown heroes Metallica out to perform for the crowd at a specially designated Metallica Night, and that tradition will continue in 2015.

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15 Years Ago: Metallica Makes a Bold Move with ‘S&M’

Metallica S&M
Elektra Records

'S&M,' Metallica’s daring encounter with a symphony orchestra, was released 15 years ago without the slightest hint of irony about the potential pain and pleasure it might impart upon the band’s fan base.

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Metallica Preview Bonus Footage From Expanded ‘Some Kind of Monster’

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YouTube

With a few days to go before the expanded 10th anniversary edition of Metallica's 'Some Kind of Monster' documentary arrives in stores, the band has posted a few minutes of the bonus footage that's been newly added to the package.

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Hulk Hogan Really Wanted to Join the Rolling Stones and Metallica

Mark Metcalfe / Dimitrios Kambouris / Ian Gavan, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe / Dimitrios Kambouris / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones and Robert Trujillo of Metallica are two of the better rock bassists on the planet, but they'd look pretty silly if they tried to pull off a leg drop in the wrestling ring.

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Watch Metallica Perform ‘Hit the Lights’ on ‘The Late Late Show’

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Twitter

As promised, Metallica took the stage of 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' last night, beginning a five-night residency with a band-focused episode that included a performance of 'Hit the Lights.'

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28 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

Metallica 1986
Metallica.com

Bassist Jason Newsted made his debut with Metallica on Nov. 8, 1986.

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Classic Rock Awards Honor Gregg Allman, Queen, Metallica and More

Jemal Countess / Mark Metcalfe / Ian Gavan, Getty Images
Jemal Countess / Mark Metcalfe / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

When Sammy Hagar agrees to be your MC, you know you're about to throw a terrific party.

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Metallica Ask Fans for Help With Two New Reissues

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Metallica are asking their fans for help in assembling content for upcoming reissues of two of their earliest albums, 1983's 'Kill 'Em All' and 1984's 'Ride the Lightning.'

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Metallica Planning Weeklong Residency on ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Not to be outdone by the Foo Fighters' recent weeklong stay at the 'Late Show With David Letterman,' Metallica have booked an entire week on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' in mid-November.

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James Hetfield Looks Back on Metallica’s ‘Some Kind of Monster’: ‘I Learned a Lot About What I Don’t Like About Me’

James Hetfield
Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Did you squirm through Metallica's 'Some Kind of Monster' documentary?

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