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Metallica

Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s and '90s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rock star games of metal musicians during the mid-'80s pop-metal renaissance. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning of the legitimization of heavy metal's underground, bringing new complexity and depth to thrash metal. With each album, the band's playing and writing improved; James Hetfield developed a signature rhythm playing that matched his growl, while lead guitarist Kirk Hammett became one of the most copied guitarists in metal. To complete the package, Lars Ulrich's thunderous (yet complex) drumming clicked in perfectly with Cliff Burton's innovative bass playing.

After releasing their masterpiece Master of Puppets in 1986, tragedy struck the band when their tour bus crashed while traveling in Sweden. Burton died in the accident. When the band decided to continue, Jason Newsted was chosen to replace Burton; two years later, the band released the conceptually ambitious ...And Justice for All, which hit the Top Ten without any radio play and very little support from MTV. But Metallica completely crossed over into the mainstream with 1991's Metallica, a self-titled effort that found the band trading in its long compositions for more concise song structures. Peppered with hits like "Wherever I May Roam" and "Enter Sandman," it resulted in a number one album that sold over seven million copies in the U.S. alone. To support the record, Metallica launched a long tour that kept the musicians on the road for nearly two years.

By the '90s, Metallica had changed the rules for all heavy metal bands; they were the leaders of the genre, respected not only by headbangers, but by mainstream record buyers and critics. No other heavy metal band has ever been able to pull off such a feat. However, the group lost a portion of its core audience with its long-awaited follow-up to Metallica, 1996's Load. The album moved the band toward alternative rock in terms of image -- the bandmembers cut their hair and had their picture taken by Anton Corbijn. Although the album was a hit upon its summer release, entering the charts at number one and selling three million copies within two months, certain members of the Metallica fan base complained about the shift in image, as well as the group's decision to headline the sixth Lollapalooza. Re-Load, which combined new material with songs left off the original Load record, appeared in 1997; despite poor reviews, it sold at a typically brisk pace and spun off several successful singles, including "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains." Garage Inc., a double-disc collection of B-sides, rarities, and newly recorded covers, followed in 1998. Metallica's take on Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" helped maintain their presence in the charts, and the band continued its flood of product with 1999's S&M, which documented a live concert with the San Francisco Symphony. It debuted at number two, reconfirming the group's immense popularity.

Metallica spent most of 2000 embroiled in controversy by spearheading a legal assault against Napster, a file-sharing service that allowed users to download music files from each other's computers. Aggressively targeting copyright infringement of their own material, Metallica notoriously had over 300,000 users kicked off the service, creating a widespread debate over the availability of digital music that raged for most of the year. In January 2001, bassist Jason Newsted announced his amicable departure from the band. Shortly after the band appeared at the ESPN Awards in April of the same year, Hetfield, Hammett, and Ulrich entered the recording studio to begin work on their next album, with producer Bob Rock lined up to handle bass duties for the sessions (meanwhile, rumors swirled of former Ozzy Osbourne/Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez being considered for the vacated position). In July, Metallica surprisingly dropped their lawsuit against Napster, perhaps sensing that their controversial stance did more harm than good to their "band of the people" image. That same summer, the band's recording sessions (and all other band-related matters) were put on hold as Hetfield entered an undisclosed rehab facility for alcoholism and other addictions. He completed treatment and rejoined Metallica as they headed back into the studio in 2002 to record St. Anger, which was released in mid-2003.

The recording of St. Anger was capped with the search for a permanent replacement for Newsted. After a long audition process, former Ozzy Osbourne/Suicidal Tendencies bass player Robert Trujillo was selected and joined Metallica for their 2003-2004 world tour. The growing pains that the band experienced during the recording of St. Anger were captured in the celebrated documentary Some Kind of Monster, which saw theatrical release in 2004. Four years later, the band returned with Death Magnetic, an energized album that returned the band to its early-'80s roots. Former Slayer producer Rick Rubin helmed the album, having replaced the band's longtime producer Bob Rock, while Kirk Hammett (who was forbidden to play guitar solos on St. Anger) peppered the record with metallic riffs and frenetic solos.

Death Magnetic spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard charts and the group supported it with an extensive international tour that included a festival gig with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Metallica closed out their Warner contract with Death Magnetic -- outtakes from the sessions appeared as the Beyond Magnetic EP in late 2011 -- and while they were exploring their options, they struck up a collaboration with Lou Reed, releasing the ambitious, arty Lulu in the fall of 2011. In 2012 Metallica launched their own label, Blackened, which would be distributed by Universal; then, the following year, they announced the release of their second motion picture, Through the Never, which combined spectacular concert footage of them blasting through gems from their back catalog with a surreal road-trip odyssey starring Dane DeHaan. The film and its accompanying soundtrack album were released in September 2013. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi
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nicko252008
Metallica aside. Maiden and Mercyful fate blow Slayer out the phucking water. and y are you on Metallica page talking s**t? Die in a fire.
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Metallica reshaped and made metal better as a whole, read the article, those are facts, your comments are just opinions.
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F**k Selloutica. SLAYER ARE THE GOD OF ALL METAL. Starting with And justice for all and everything after is total dog s**t on the bottom of the boots of metal. F**k this sellout, for profit, f**k the fans band.
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Primus are the kings of rock
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Metallica are the kings of rock
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Metallica the best master
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Agreed johnheater75 that's so true...
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nolabull77 no offense but u 4 got the 2 best bands in my opinion that started Metal and that is Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest, I agree about Sabbath and Metallica but ur leaving out the Godfather of Metal! Rob Halford Is still touring and recording so that just speaks 4 itself. But that's just my opinion. ROCK ON EVERYONE
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Blackened, , Killer tune...I know u play this jam johnheater75 my friend. ROCK ON EVERYONE
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sexipuchungo
He'll yeah !!!!!!!!!!!
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Motorbreath this one's 4 u johnheater75 my friend. ROCK ON EVERYONE and Happy 4th
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jscott please learn to play images and words by dream theater.
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I've played guitar for almost 20 years n Metallica is some of the most complex music out there it's not this s**tty skinny jeans music n kids today look like they r wearing their sisters jeans I'm 31 n in my day if u wore the kinda stuff they wear today u got ur a** kicked we r raising some truly soft kids anymore
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vivian campbell has cancer again
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tpetrou930
Labeled me
I Label You
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tpetrou930
What I've known
What I've seen
Unforgiven
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The day that never comes love it. Always have! Metallica is just the best. Wish they still made good music...
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Follow me and I will follow you back
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ron mcgovney wrote pulling teeth. seek and destroy is a lars and james song. put in sod instead of pantera.
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If you ask me, metal was created by Black Sabbath, Metallica,Sl a y e r , Pantera and Megadeth. Don't get me wrong there are tons of others that have contributed and are incredible but these guys define metal from the earliest days and the ones that are still alive are still defining metal and ripping people's faces off!
RIP-Cliff Burton, Dimebag Daryl, Randy Rhoades, Jeff Hanneman, and all others that have improved my life and I'm sure others through their music!
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I love master of puppets
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Dave Mustain gave them there sound or they would sound like loverboy.
Single handedly wrote there first album.
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MASTER OF PUPPETS IS THE FUKING ORIGINAL
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nicko252008
I think Re-load and St anger were pretty good, not puppets good. But dam heavy and rockin albums.
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Master of Puppets...th e baddest song...ever
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Vce28rpm- I agree. Anything after justice for all sucked a**. Their newer s**t sucks but the old metallica rocks. I still love them but there are plenty more out there. Metallica will always be one of my faves.
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Master of puppets bad a** song
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good song by dave
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Jump in The Fire,,,, Killer
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Whiskey in the jar is a bad a** song. One of the best. If u dont like metallica get the f**k outa here..!
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first 2 albums were f**king amazings...a f t e r that,not so much..
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slayer, exodus and testament are more popular now. metallica should join them.
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jump in the fire, mustaines first song.
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I love them so much! I remember falling asleep to "Whiskey in a Jar" several to many times.
Their songs have such powerful vocals (my opinion) and whenever they have a guitar solo, god damn. I turn the f**ker up and pretend there's a concert in my room. They can honestly make you feel like they're there and I don't know, they make me happy (:
Forever Metallica! Never take them for granted because they are responsible for the return of metal back on this dark hole called "Earth"!
\m/
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pray Mona from wcw becomes friends with me. She's christian like me.
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you too
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Keep on rockin brother
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I dont hate kirk. I hate lars. lars kicked me out of napster.
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You guys rock I love all of your songs :-) :-) ;)
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Godsmack is the only band who actually has mutual respect for Metallica they have been following Metallica for ten years and still look up to them these days
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Hey duds me and my dad love
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How can any metal head not like Metallica. Those fukers started it!! They have done more for metal, than they get credit for
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Much
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Metallica
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dmurray7377
You guys have rock all through my childhood, I'm 41 and still rockn Metallica!!. . . . . You guys rock.... Keep on rockn us rockers!
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Thank you Metallica! For all that you do. Keep them riffs a comin!!... from what I've just read? It ain't been a bed o'roses, but the most beautiful of flowers blumes under adversity. Shine on metal heads!... ps. James, your the beezmaneez man! A light of hope for us all. I also got a k. Hammet signature series 75w randall that makes my squire and I one with universe! Again, thank you. Metallica's biggest fan~Dezz
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