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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 formed Megadeth after being fired from the band, 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 self-titled fifth album, Metallica (1991), was the band's first not to root predominantly in thrash metal; it 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, Metallica 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. This was followed by the band's 10th studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016), with its 11th album, 72 Seasons, set for release 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 10 studio albums, four live albums (including two performances with the San Francisco Symphony), 12 video albums, a cover album, two extended plays, 37 singles and 39 music videos. The band has won nine Grammy Awards from 23 nominations, and its last six studio albums (beginning with Metallica) have consecutively debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 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 No. 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. As of 2017, Metallica is the third-best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling a total of 58 million albums in the United States.

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1983Kill ’Em AllMetallica4.1558
1984Ride the LightningMetallica4.6548
1986Master of PuppetsMetallica4.6556
1988…And Justice for AllMetallica4.641
1991Metallica (“The Black Album”)Metallica4.247
2003St. AngerMetallica2.9528
2008Death MagneticMetallica3.832
2011LuluLou Reed & Metallica2.17
2016Hardwired… to Self‐DestructMetallica3.619
202372 SeasonsMetallica2

Album + Compilation

1998Garage Inc.Metallica3.6517
2004Limited-Edition Vinyl Box SetMetallica51
2005Heavy Metal BoxMetallica / Iron Maiden / Judas Priest1
2006The Videos: 1989–2004Metallica53
2008Classic Albums: Metallica / British SteelMetallica / Judas Priest1
2009The Metallica CollectionMetallica1

Album + Compilation + Live

2014By RequestMetallica1

Album + Soundtrack + Live

2013Through the NeverMetallica8

Album + Live

19901985/03/15 Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CAMetallica11
1991Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991Metallica1
1991Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA, 10/12/91Metallica1
1992Live at Wembley Stadium, London, England / April 20th, 1992Metallica1
1992For Those About to Rock: Monsters in MoscowAC/DC / Metallica / The Black Crowes / Pantera / E.S.T.1
1992Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA, 01/11/92Metallica1
1993Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 05/22/93Metallica1
1993Live Shit: Binge & PurgeMetallica4.159
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
1997Live at the Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT Jan 2, 1997Metallica1
1997Fan Can #2Metallica1
1998Cunning StuntsMetallica3
1999S&MMetallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony4.623
2000Live at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH January 1, 2000Metallica1
2000Live at Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas August 3, 2000Metallica1
2001Fan Can #4: …and All This for YouMetallica1
2004March 3, 2004 Tucson, AZ, T.C.C.Metallica1
20042004-03-26: Vancouver, BC, CanadaMetallica1
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
20042004-08-30: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USAMetallica1
20042004-09-03: Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX, USAMetallica1
20042004-09-04: Lubbock, TX, USAMetallica1
20042004-10-20: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA, 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, USAMetallica51
20042004-11-28: San Jose, CA, USAMetallica51
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
20042004-04-26: Norfolk, VA, USAMetallica1
20042004-03-18: Rose Garden, Portland, OR, USAMetallica1
20042004-06-29: Stadio Euganeo, Padova, ItalyMetallica1
20042004-06-04: Rock in Rio Lisbon: Lisbon, PortugalMetallica1
20042004-07-04: Reykjavik, Iceland, EgilshollinMetallica1
20051989-02-03: Erwin Events Center, Austin, TX, USAMetallica2
20051992-07-18: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USAMetallica2
20051985/08/17 Donington, GBRMetallica1
20051994/06/17 Middletown, NYMetallica4
2005Fan Can 5: Live Rehearsals at the Fillmore, San Francisco, CAMetallica2
20051998/07/08 Cuyahoga Falls, OHMetallica1
20061987-02-13: Frölundaborg, Gothenburg, SwedenMetallica2
20061999-05-21: Rock im Park: Frankenstadion, Nürnberg, GermanyMetallica1
20062006-03-21: Durban, South AfricaMetallica1
20062006-03-25: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South AfricaMetallica1
20061986/05/24 Cape Girardeau, MOMetallica1
20062006-06-03: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, GermanyMetallica1
20061996-10-06: NEC, Birmingham, UKMetallica2

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