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Metallica is an American heavy metal band based in San Rafael, California. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. Metallica's current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to form rivals Megadeth) 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 Megadeth, Anthrax 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 success that they also achieved on their following five studio albums. In 2000, Metallica joined with other artists who filed a lawsuit against Napster for sharing the band's copyright-protected material without consent from the band. 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. After touring for most of the next eight years, the band followed up with the double album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016), which demonstrated examples from some of the different musical styles that the band has dabbled in throughout its career. To promote the album, the band released music videos for all 13 new songs on the deluxe edition of the album; prior to the album's release, the band had only released 26 music videos in their career.

Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 39 music videos and 37 singles. The band has won eight Grammy Awards and six of its albums have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The band's eponymous 1991 album has sold over 16 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 150 million records worldwide. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 61st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. As of January 2016, Metallica is the third-best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling a total of 59.12 million albums in the U.S. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced four of the band's studio albums between 1990 and 2003 and served as a temporary bassist during the production of St. Anger. In 2012, Metallica formed the independent record label Blackened Recordings and took full ownership of its albums and videos. The band is currently touring to promote Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016.

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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999-04-30: Mexico City, Mexico Metallica 1
1999-05-14: Buenos Aires, Argentina Metallica 1
1999-05-22: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany Metallica 1
1999-05-23: Dynamo Open Air Festival, Eindoven, Netherlands Metallica 1
1999-05-28: Globen Theater, Stockholm, Sweden Metallica 1
1999-06-25: Open Air Festival, St. Gallen, Switzerland Metallica 1
1999-07-01: Roskilde Festival: Copenhagen, Denmark Metallica 2
1999-07-24: Woodstock '99: Rome, NY, USA Metallica 3
2000-01-04: Millenium Nights: All State Arena, Chicago, IL, USA Metallica 1
2000-01-09: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA Metallica 1
2000-07-07: Where the Fuck's James: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, USA Metallica 1
2003-05-18: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2003-05-19: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2003-05-21: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2003-05-22: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2003-06-08: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany Metallica 1
2003-06-11: La Trabendo, Paris, France Metallica 1
2003-06-11: Le Bataclan, Paris, France Metallica 2
2003-06-26: New Blood: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark Metallica 1
2003-06-26: Orange Stage, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark Metallica 1
2003-07-05: Skydome, Toronto, ON, Canada Metallica 1
2003-07-13: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, USA Metallica 1
2003-11-11: Saitama Arena, Tokyo, Japan Metallica 1
2003-12-03: Spektrum, Oslo, Norway Metallica 1
2004-01-23: Big Day Out: Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW, Australia Metallica 3 1
2004-02-09: Triple J: Live at the Wireless Metallica 1
2004-03-13: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA Metallica 1
2005-11-13: San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2005-11-15: San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2011-04-23: The Big Four, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA, USA Metallica 1
Angels From Hell Metallica 2
Bay Area Trashers Metallica 1
Dynamo Open Air '99 Metallica 1
For Fans Only Metallica 1
Fuck in' Peoria Metallica 1
Garage Days and More Metallica 2
Kingdom and Eternity Metallica 1
Live at Woodstock 99 Metallica 1
Live in Argentina Metallica 1
Live Shit (Bootleg version of Live Shit: Binge & Purge) Metallica 1
Live USA Metallica 1
Loadin' Barcelona Metallica 1
Metallica Live in Concert Metallica 1
Nothing Else Matters: Live in Europe (part 3) Metallica 1
Open Graves Metallica 1
Oslo Overload Metallica 1
Prepare for Battle Metallica 1
Rains of Blood Metallica 1
Roaming in Sweden Metallica 1
Sucking My Love Metallica 1
The Metal Masters Metallica 1
Thirteen Year Stretch: 1984–1997 Metallica 1
Unplugged Metallica 1

Album + Soundtrack + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Through the Never Metallica 7

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 This Anger Lives Metallica 1

Album + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Maximum Metallica (The Unauthorised Biography Of Metallica) Metallica 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Whiplash Metallica 4 1
1984 Creeping Death Metallica 5 5
1984 Jump in the Fire Metallica 2.5 1
1986 Master of Puppets Metallica 5 1
1988 Harvester of Sorrow Metallica 5 3
1988 ...and Justice for All Metallica 5 1
1988 Eye of the Beholder Metallica 4 1
1988 One Metallica 4.5 12
1991 The Unforgiven Metallica 5 4
1991 Enter Sandman Metallica 5 3
1991 Enter Sandman / Calling Elvis Metallica / Dire Straits 1
1991 Sad but True Metallica 4 5
1992 Wherever I May Roam Metallica 4 5
1992 Nothing Else Matters Metallica 5 6
1996 King Nothing Metallica 3 1
1996 Hero of the Day Metallica 3 5
1996 Mama Said Metallica 2 3
1996 Until It Sleeps Metallica 3 6
1997 The Memory Remains Metallica 3 5
1997 The Unforgiven II Metallica 3 9
1998 Better Than You Metallica 1
1998 Fuel Metallica 4 4
1998 Turn the Page Metallica 4 8
1998 Whiskey in the Jar Metallica 4 5
1999 Die, Die My Darling Metallica 3.5 2
2000 No Leaf Clover Metallica 4 2
2003 St. Anger Metallica 2.5 9
2003 Frantic Metallica 4 11
2003 Master of Puppets (Dylan remix) Metallica 1
2003 The Unnamed Feeling Metallica 4 5
2008 The Day That Never Comes Metallica 5 2
2008 My Apocalypse Metallica 4 1
2008 Cyanide Metallica 3 1
2008 The Judas Kiss Metallica 4 1
2008 All Nightmare Long Metallica 4 5
2009 Broken, Beat & Scarred Metallica 3 3
2011 The View Lou Reed & Metallica 1 1
2014 Lords of Summer Metallica 1
2016 Hardwired Metallica 1
2016 Moth Into Flame Metallica 1
2016 Atlas, Rise! Metallica 1

Single + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Unforgiven Metallica 1

Single + Live + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Sad but True Metallica 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Live at Wembley Stadium Metallica 1

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