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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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Theo Wargo / Buda Mendes, Getty Images

Metallica, Soundgarden and Others Set to Appear at Rock on the Range

Metallica and Soundgarden headline Rock on the Range, set for next May in Columbus, Ohio.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica Debut at No. 1 with ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’

Metallica's back — and back on top of the charts, too.

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Blackened
Blackened

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’ Roundtable Review: Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

We discuss favorite, and not-so favorite, moments from Metallica's forthcoming 10th studio effort – then try to put 'Hardwired' in context with the year's best metal albums.

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YouTube
YouTube

Watch Metallica Play ‘Enter Sandman’ on Toy Instruments With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Metallica's promotional blitz in support of their new Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct LP arrived at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Hear (And Watch) Metallica’s Entire New ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’ Album

Metallica have released videos for every song on their new 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' album.

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Kirk Hammett
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Kirk Hammett Admits Feeling Left Out of Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ Writing Sessions

It wouldn't really be a new Metallica record without at least a little bit of drama between the band members.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images
Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Metallica to Hold ‘Blackened Friday’ Events at Record Stores

Metallica are looking to drive fans to independent record shops on the day of the release of 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct.'

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Theo Wargo / Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Thinks Guns N’ Roses Have Become a ‘Nostalgia Act’

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's view is that a band loses something crucial when they stop creating.

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Brian Lew, Bazillion Points
Brian Lew, Bazillion Points

James Hetfield Thinks Cliff Burton Would Have Been His ‘Ally’ Against Metallica’s ’90s ‘Reinvention’

Metallica's musical path would have been different in any number of ways if Cliff Burton's life hadn't been cut tragically short.

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Blackened
Blackened

Metallica Are Filming a Video for Every ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’ Song

Who needs MTV to air music videos when you've got YouTube?

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