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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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Comments

Learn to play drums already, Lars!
Shkira, Belinda and Sepultura > tex mex. Cop Killer is the only rap song that is rock.
Metellica is a f**kin legend. End of the story ��
jpete9273
Slayer is not better than Metallica... . . At least their early stuff. Especially in songwriting it's not even close. Master of puppets songwriting is epic.
Well put drumpunx I agree with ya man..
Cheek
Wow. Reading comments can be hilarious entertainmen t . Very vague and not very educated in music history very apparent. But continue on and please keep me (us) entertained.
poulsbogamer
Kinda missed all the trials and tribulations they had BEFORE Kill 'em All, not to mention how much OF that album(and Ride the Lightning) was written by Mustaine. Oops.
Mariano Rivera ����
Why is this on my brutal truth station :/. And dude below me tex Mex isn't a type of music I would know I live there! And rap is music you have a very shallow and racist perspective on what entertainmen t is
By the way, i like all sorts of music. I just need to be in the mood for it. Tex Mex and Rap aren't music.
Please help Station Megadeth and Station Swedish Metal.
Metallica is the best metal band ever! Got to love 'em
Their guyots sits is Buddhist. Guitar sister gutarist
cfredlund1
test
dlneely2
Slayer is better
vanman92
Rovi also forgot to mention that Dave Mustaine had ever been in Metallica before he formed Megadeth.
abelstrd
No JJ, not the greatest. But good. They had their time, open your world and your horizons to other bands.
stevanjanjic 5
One of the greatest bands of our lifetime.
When is the next show in LA you mofo's
murray.bestf a c e f o r w a r d
Where the F is 1987's Garage Days Revisited? Bad a** album just like the rest of their early stuff...
To the f**k who said metallica can suck dick.....you are truly a dumb f**k....also yhu...my good sir can f**k off bc metallica is 500000000000 0 0 0 times better then slayer
Enter Sandman is the best song ever
Metallica is, and will always be, the greatest of metal bands. Of bands period. Of all music. Truly the best thing to come to music since the creation of rock n roll and metal way back when.
best rock band of all time no questions. hands down. gotta give it to em.
No
Is James Hetfield Dead?
Yo this jam rocked at the LA coliseum
God they're 50 + scarred. Lead guitar badass. Lead vocals....ha d he stopped drinking durring Death Magnetic. If so woah. S###.
I see this track is still bopping. I mean ; listen to the sharp metal in this "End of the line".
These 50 something dudes can tear it up.
Lars is a trip.
Who says Death Magnetic sucks. Up those who.......
SH##
I'll tell you this there was no time to roll anything at the kill em all concert
I was there !!!!!! Long Beach arena with ozzy
To this day nothing comes close .
One of my favorite metal bands
this is my favorite band, nothing beats metallica
this is my favorite band, nothing beats metallica
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QUIT LISTENING WHEN THEY SOLD OUT TO GET AIR PLAY ON RADIO AND MTV!!!
Saw them in Indio, CA a few years ago for the big 4 concert with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Best show I've ever seen despite them being long in the tooth. When all 4 bands played together at the end, even Mustaine, it was pretty sick.
Just amazing thats all i can say … amazing
My all time favorite band,I have been a fan since 86' only concert I ever attended and it was amazing
Awesome yo
Don't think the lyrics listed for Whiplash are anything like what the song actually uses. Looks like a transcript from a show. Funny...
I saw cliff play in long beach arena for the masters tour with Ozzy and I was like who is this guy all in jean clothes banging his freaking head jamming bass like no other I've ever seen !!! cool show
Lots of partying at their concerts !!!!!
This is one of my favorite rock and roll bands. Their old music like Am I Evil is one of my favorite songs. This group is by far one of the best there is for head banging rock and roll.
Nymfan730 If u hate them why in the heck would u spend ur time now stay form metal ur not worthy
Metallica kills it every time
scarberry.je s s e
So go suck on a big bag of dicks dude!
scarberry.je s s e
Stop hating on Metallica! Their the best!!!
Hey nymfan730 shut the f**k up if you dont lile metallica you can suck a bag of dicks you little inbread piece of s**t no one lobes yousuck a dick
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