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'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.
Jason Newsted Purchases Lakeside New York Home for $6.1 Million
Former Metallica bassist is the new owner of this three acre property.
The Metallica Song Lars Ulrich Never Wants to Hear Again
Drummer explains why he doesn't listen to his own band much.
Metallica Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
Swirls of sperm and blood, an armless mannequin, a magnetic grave — the band has always experimented with its designs.
How the Metallica Movie ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Lucked Out
Lars Ulrich explains why 2004 film managed to connect with so many people.
Technology Is Holding Back Metallica’s Songwriting
Lars Ulrich says band members struggle to find energy while working remotely.