Metallica
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1981-10
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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 ...

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Biography

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. Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of the band's albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo.

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Master Of Puppets (Reading 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Master Of Puppets (Reading 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015) Master Of Puppets (Reading 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015) Master Of Puppets (Reading 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015) Master Of Puppets (Reading 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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For Whom The Bell Tolls (Reading Festival 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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For Whom The Bell Tolls (Reading Festival 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015) For Whom The Bell Tolls (Reading Festival 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015) For Whom The Bell Tolls (Reading Festival 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015) For Whom The Bell Tolls (Reading Festival 2015) (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Enter Sandman (Reading 2015)
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Enter Sandman (Reading 2015) Enter Sandman (Reading 2015) Enter Sandman (Reading 2015) Enter Sandman (Reading 2015)
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Nothing Else Matters (Reading 2015)
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Nothing Else Matters (Reading 2015) Nothing Else Matters (Reading 2015) Nothing Else Matters (Reading 2015) Nothing Else Matters (Reading 2015)
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The Memory Remains (Live with the SFSO)
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The Memory Remains (Live with the SFSO) The Memory Remains (Live with the SFSO) The Memory Remains (Live with the SFSO) The Memory Remains (Live with the SFSO)
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...And Justice For All
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...And Justice For All ...And Justice For All ...And Justice For All ...And Justice For All
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Seek And Destroy
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Seek And Destroy Seek And Destroy Seek And Destroy Seek And Destroy
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White Light/White Heat (Later... With Jools Holland, 2001)
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White Light/White Heat (Later... With Jools Holland, 2001) White Light/White Heat (Later... With Jools Holland, 2001) White Light/White Heat (Later... With Jools Holland, 2001) White Light/White Heat (Later... With Jools Holland, 2001)
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2015 Reading + Leeds
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Reading
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2015 Reading + Leeds 2015 Reading + Leeds 2015 Reading + Leeds 2015 Reading + Leeds

2015 Reading + Leeds

28 August 2015
2014 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2014 Glastonbury 2014 Glastonbury 2014 Glastonbury 2014 Glastonbury

2014 Glastonbury

26 June 2014

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BBC News - Newbury Mini Band to open Reading Festival's The Pit stage
A band whose members are aged 12 and 14 are given the surprise news they will be playing the Reading Festival.
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Biography

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. Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of the band's albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo.

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. The band earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first four albums; the third album Master of Puppets (1986) was described as one of the most influential and heaviest thrash metal albums. Metallica achieved substantial commercial success with its eponymous fifth album—also known as The Black Album—which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. With this release the band expanded its musical direction, resulting in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience. 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. Despite reaching number one on the Billboard 200, the release of St. Anger (2003) alienated many fans with the exclusion of guitar solos and the "steel-sounding" snare drum. A film titled Some Kind of Monster documented the recording of St. Anger and the tensions within the band during that time. In 2009, Metallica was inducted...

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