Metallica
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1981-10
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Metallica Biography (Wikipedia)

Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band's current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

The band's fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first four albums; their third album Master of Puppets (1986) was described as one of the most influential and heaviest of thrash metal albums. The band expanded its musical direction and achieved substantial commercial success with its eponymous fifth album Metallica (1991), which resulted in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience. The album was also their first to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, a feat that they also achieved on their following four studio albums. In 2000, Metallica was among a number of artists who filed a lawsuit against Napster for sharing the band's copyright-protected material for free without consent from any band member. A settlement was reached and Napster became a pay-to-use service. The release of St. Anger (2003) alienated fans with the exclusion of guitar solos and the "steel-sounding" snare drum, and a film titled Some Kind of Monster documented the recording of St. Anger and the tensions within the band during that time. The band returned to its original musical style with the release of Death Magnetic (2008), and in 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Nothing Else Matters
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Nothing Else Matters
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Master of Puppets
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Master of Puppets
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Battery (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Battery (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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You Really Got Me (feat. Metallica)
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You Really Got Me (feat. Metallica)
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Of Wolf And Man
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Of Wolf And Man
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Welcome Home
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Welcome Home
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Master Of Puppets (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Master Of Puppets (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Enter Sandman (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Enter Sandman (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Nothing Else Matters (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Nothing Else Matters (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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The Memory Remains (feat. San Francisco Symphony)
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The Memory Remains (feat. San Francisco Symphony)
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Past BBC Events

2015 Reading + Leeds
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Reading
2015-08-28T23:23:33
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2015
2015 Reading + Leeds

2015 Reading + Leeds

Reading
2014 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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26
Jun
2014
2014 Glastonbury

2014 Glastonbury

12:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton

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