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.
St. Vincent and Jason Isbell Cover Metallica's 'Sad but True'
Tracks arrive as a part of the upcoming 'Blacklist,' a compilation of covers from the Black Album.
Metallica Prep Black Album Covers LP Featuring Elton John, Weezer
The 53-track 'Metallica Blacklist' will also feature Chad Smith, My Morning Jacket, Ghost and Jason Isbell, among others.
Metallica Announce New Book, 'The Black Album in Black and White'
Photo volume highlights band's working process and tour in support of breakthrough LP.
Metallica Unveil Huge Black Album Box Set, Tribute Album and Book
Fifty-three artists will cover songs from classic LP on new tribute record.
Metallica Sue Insurer Over Losses From Pandemic-Postponed Shows
Band alleges breach of contract and seeks unspecified damages connected to six concerts postponed in 2020.
Metallica 'Load' Roundtable: Did They Fumble Their Big Follow-Up?
Band took an unexpected turn on the 1996 follow-up to the Black Album.
How Metallica Catered to Diehards With Their 'Fan Can' Series
Collectors' items combine rare audiovisual footage with exclusive merchandise.
25 Years Ago: Metallica Channel Soundgarden on 'Until It Sleeps'
Lead single from 'Load' took a page from grunge band's playbook.
Les Claypool Says Metallica Would Have Fired Him After a Month
Primus leader didn’t realize his 1986 audition was a “big deal.”