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Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist and 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 formed Megadeth after being fired from Metallica, and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Metallica first found commercial success with the release of its third album, Master of Puppets (1986), which is cited as one of the heaviest metal albums and the band's best work. The band's next album, ...And Justice for All (1988), gave Metallica its first Grammy Award nomination. Its fifth album, Metallica (1991), was a turning point for the band that saw them transition from their thrash roots; it appealed to a more mainstream audience, achieving substantial commercial success and selling more than 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, Metallica returned to its thrash metal roots with its ninth album, Death Magnetic (2008), which drew similar praise to that of the band's earlier albums. The band's eleventh and most recent album, 72 Seasons, was released in 2023.

In 2000, Metallica led the case against the peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster, in which the band and several other artists filed lawsuits against the service for sharing their copyright-protected material without consent, eventually reaching a settlement. Metallica was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which documented the troubled production of the band's eighth album, St. Anger (2003), and the internal struggles within the band at the time. In 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band co-wrote the screenplay for and starred alongside Dane DeHaan in the 2013 concert film Metallica: Through the Never, in which the band performed live against a fictional thriller storyline.

Metallica has released eleven studio albums, four live albums (including two performances with the San Francisco Symphony), twelve video albums, one cover album, two extended plays, 37 singles and 39 music videos. The band has won ten Grammy Awards from 26 nominations and had six consecutive studio albums – from Metallica through Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016) – debut at number one on the Billboard 200. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold more than 125 million albums worldwide as of 2018. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, which ranked the band in 61st place on its list of 100 greatest artists of all time. As of 2017, Metallica is the third-best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling 58 million albums in the United States.

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1983Kill ’Em AllMetallica4.1559
1984Ride the LightningMetallica4.5553
1986Master of PuppetsMetallica4.668
1988…And Justice for AllMetallica4.545
1991Metallica (“The Black Album”)Metallica4.149
2003St. AngerMetallica2.8529
2008Death MagneticMetallica3.736
2011LuluLou Reed & Metallica2.057
2016Hardwired… to Self‐DestructMetallica3.4520
202372 SeasonsMetallica2.814

Album + Compilation

1998Garage Inc.Metallica3.620
2004Limited‐Edition Vinyl Box SetMetallica51
2006The Videos: 1989–2004Metallica53
2009The Metallica CollectionMetallica1

Album + Compilation + Live

2014By RequestMetallica1

Album + Soundtrack + Live

2013Through the Never (Music From the Motion Picture)Metallica8

Album + Live

19831983-12-18: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, USAMetallica1
19841984-12-20: Lyceum Ballroom, London, UKMetallica1
19851985-03-15: Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, California, USAMetallica2
19851985-08-17: Monsters of Rock @ Donington Park, Castle Donington, UKMetallica2
19861986‐05‐23: Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK, USAMetallica1
19881988-11-22: Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WIMetallica1
19901985/03/15 Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CAMetallica11
19911991-09-11: Liebenau, Graz, AUTMetallica1
1991Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991Metallica1
1991Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA, 10/12/91Metallica1
19911991-12-01: Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH, USMetallica1
19921992-02-13: The Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USMetallica1
1992Live at Wembley Stadium, London, England / April 20th, 1992Metallica1
19921992-07-17: RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, USAMetallica3
19921992-10-03: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAMetallica1
1992Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA, 01/11/92Metallica1
19931993-02-13: Forum de Montréal, Montreal, PQMetallica1
19931993-04-11: Lebak Bulus Stadium, Jakarta, IDMetallica1
19931993-05-02: Estádio Palestra Itália, Sao Paulo, BRMetallica1
1993Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 05/22/93Metallica1
19931993-06-30: Park HaYarkon, Tel Aviv, ILMetallica1
1993Live Shit: Binge & PurgeMetallica4.1510
19941994-07-01: Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WIMetallica1
1994Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA Jul 22, 1994Metallica1
19951995-08-23: Loud but Secret: London Astoria II, London, UKMetallica3
1995First U.K. GigMetallica1
1996Fan Can #1Metallica1
19971997-01-02: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USAMetallica1
1997Live at the Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT Jan 2, 1997Metallica1
1997Fan Can #2Metallica1
19981998-04-17: Queens Wharf Event Centre, Wellington, NZMetallica1
1998Cunning StuntsMetallica3
19991999-04-30: Foro Sol, Mexico City, MXMetallica1
1999S&MMetallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony4.623
20002000-01-01: Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH, USAMetallica1
2000Live at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH January 1, 2000Metallica1
20002000-08-02: Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TXMetallica1
2000Live at Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas August 3, 2000Metallica1
2001Fan Can #4: …And All This for YouMetallica1
20032003-06-22: Estadio La Peineta, Madrid, ESPMetallica1
2004March 3, 2004 Tucson, AZ, T.C.C.Metallica1
20042004-03-30: Casper, Wyoming, USAMetallica1
2004Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Green, June 2, 2004Metallica1
20042004-05-26: Parken, Copenhagen, DenmarkMetallica2
20042004-05-31: Śląski Stadium, Chorzów, PolandMetallica52
20042004-05-28: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, FinlandMetallica1
20042004-06-19: La Romareda Stadium, Zaragoza, SpainMetallica1
20042004-06-08: Ludwigshafen, GermanyMetallica1
20042004-07-02: Werchter, BelgiumMetallica1
20042004-06-06: Download Festival, Donington, UKMetallica1
20042004-06-25: Dublin, IrelandMetallica1
20042004-06-13: Munich, GermanyMetallica1
20042004-06-15: Belgrade, SerbiaMetallica1
20042004-06-21: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMetallica1
20042004-08-25: Fort Wayne, IN, USAMetallica2
20042004-08-19: Indianapolis, IN, USAMetallica1
20042004-08-28: Chicago, IL, USAMetallica1
20042004-08-24: Peoria, IL, USAMetallica1
20042004-09-01: Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, KSMetallica1
20042004-08-30: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USAMetallica1
20042004-09-03: Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX, USAMetallica1
20042004-09-04: Lubbock, TX, USAMetallica1
20042004-10-17: Washington, DC, USAMetallica1
20042004-10-06: Toronto, ON, CanadaMetallica1
20042004-10-01: Auburn Hills, MI, USAMetallica1
20042004-10-15: Pepsi Colisee, Quebec City, QC, CanadaMetallica1
20042004-10-07: Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON, CanadaMetallica1
20042004-11-17: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXMetallica1
20042004-11-09: Pensacola, FL, USAMetallica1
20042004-10-28: London, ON, CanadaMetallica1
20042004-11-13: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA, USAMetallica1
20042004-03-23: Edmonton, AB, CanadaMetallica1
20042004-03-05: Los Angeles, CA, USAMetallica31
20042004-11-28: San Jose, CA, USAMetallica31
20042004-03-06: Los Angeles, CA, USAMetallica1
20042004-03-08: San Francisco, CA, USAMetallica1
20042004-03-02: Phoenix, AZ, USAMetallica1
20042004-04-20: Uniondale, NY, USAMetallica1
20042004-08-27: Chicago, IL, USAMetallica1
20042004-04-29: Grand Rapids, MI, USAMetallica1
20042004-05-30: Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMetallica1
20042004-05-01: Cincinnati, OH, USAMetallica1

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