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.
How Lars Ulrich Stopped Being ‘Lars From Metallica’
Drummer admits he’s “pissed people off” in past interviews but “learned along the way.”
Metallica Surprise Acoustic Livestream Watchers With Electric Set
14-song performance includes acoustic and electric sets.
Why Metallica Wanted Black Album to Copy AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’
Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich recall challenges of making 1991classic.
Metallica and Mariah Carey Get Mashed Up for Christmas Season
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - together at last!
Metallica's Robert Trujillo Acted in 'CHiPS'' 1982 Halloween Show
Before becoming the bassist of Metallica, Trujillo was a child actor.
Kirk Hammett Played His Way Out of ‘Hair-Raising’ Blues Moment
Metallica guitarist recalls “pressure” of being “heavy-metal guy” in front of Billy Gibbons, Dave Gilmour and others.
Metallica Announce Livestream 'Helping Hands' Benefit Show
Acoustic set will raise money for their All Within My Hands foundation.