Metallica Biography (Wikipedia)
Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and has been based in San Francisco for most of its career. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to form Megadeth after being fired from the band) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton (who died in a bus accident in Sweden in 1986) and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.
Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first five albums. The band's third album, Master of Puppets (1986), was described as one of the heaviest and most influential thrash metal albums. Its eponymous fifth album, Metallica (1991), the band's first to root predominantly in heavy metal, appealed to a more mainstream audience, achieving substantial commercial success and selling over 16 million copies in the United States to date, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. After experimenting with different genres and directions in subsequent releases, the band returned to its thrash metal roots with the release of its ninth album, Death Magnetic (2008), which drew similar praise to that of the band's earlier albums.
- Lars Ulrich: Music Streaminghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k0pjn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k0pjn.jpg2016-12-03T08:30:00.000ZLars updates us on his position on music streaming, sixteen years after his band Metallica sued Napster.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04k0pjw
Lars Ulrich: Music Streaming
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How hard do all 4 members of Metallica ROCK?
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How hard does James Hetfield ROCK?
- "We left number 11 years ago" How hard does Lars Ulrich ROCK?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049cbdj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049cbdj.jpg2016-09-28T21:41:00.000ZMetallica's Lars Ulrich chats to BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p049cbf8
"We left number 11 years ago" How hard does Lars Ulrich ROCK?
- [LISTEN] Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich talks to 6 Music Breakfast about Record Store Day 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r3lb0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r3lb0.jpg2016-04-15T07:42:00.000ZRecord Store Day's official ambassadors chat to BBC 6 Music Breakfasthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r3lbc
[LISTEN] Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich talks to 6 Music Breakfast about Record Store Day 2016
- Metallica: Enter Sandmanhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fz7g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fz7g.jpg2014-08-25T13:50:00.000ZLars from Metallica takes us back to the summer of 1990 and the birth of Enter Sandmanhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025fzfc
Metallica: Enter Sandman
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Lars Ulrich (Metallica): Don't Be Afraid of Hard Rock
- Lars Ulrich chats to Daniel P Carterhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jdjj5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jdjj5.jpg2013-10-08T12:03:00.000ZLars Ulrich speaks to Daniel P Carter about Metallica's new film Through the Never.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jdjjx
Lars Ulrich chats to Daniel P Carter