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Metallica

Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s and '90s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rock star games of metal musicians during the mid-'80s pop-metal renaissance. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning of the legitimization of heavy metal's underground, bringing new complexity and depth to thrash metal. With each album, the band's playing and writing improved; James Hetfield developed a signature rhythm playing that matched his growl, while lead guitarist Kirk Hammett became one of the most copied guitarists in metal. To complete the package, Lars Ulrich's thunderous (yet complex) drumming clicked in perfectly with Cliff Burton's innovative bass playing.

After releasing their masterpiece Master of Puppets in 1986, tragedy struck the band when their tour bus crashed while traveling in Sweden. Burton died in the accident. When the band decided to continue, Jason Newsted was chosen to replace Burton; two years later, the band released the conceptually ambitious ...And Justice for All, which hit the Top Ten without any radio play and very little support from MTV. But Metallica completely crossed over into the mainstream with 1991's Metallica, a self-titled effort that found the band trading in its long compositions for more concise song structures. Peppered with hits like "Wherever I May Roam" and "Enter Sandman," it resulted in a number one album that sold over seven million copies in the U.S. alone. To support the record, Metallica launched a long tour that kept the musicians on the road for nearly two years.

By the '90s, Metallica had changed the rules for all heavy metal bands; they were the leaders of the genre, respected not only by headbangers, but by mainstream record buyers and critics. No other heavy metal band has ever been able to pull off such a feat. However, the group lost a portion of its core audience with its long-awaited follow-up to Metallica, 1996's Load. The album moved the band toward alternative rock in terms of image -- the bandmembers cut their hair and had their picture taken by Anton Corbijn. Although the album was a hit upon its summer release, entering the charts at number one and selling three million copies within two months, certain members of the Metallica fan base complained about the shift in image, as well as the group's decision to headline the sixth Lollapalooza. Re-Load, which combined new material with songs left off the original Load record, appeared in 1997; despite poor reviews, it sold at a typically brisk pace and spun off several successful singles, including "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains." Garage Inc., a double-disc collection of B-sides, rarities, and newly recorded covers, followed in 1998. Metallica's take on Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" helped maintain their presence in the charts, and the band continued its flood of product with 1999's S&M, which documented a live concert with the San Francisco Symphony. It debuted at number two, reconfirming the group's immense popularity.

Metallica spent most of 2000 embroiled in controversy by spearheading a legal assault against Napster, a file-sharing service that allowed users to download music files from each other's computers. Aggressively targeting copyright infringement of their own material, Metallica notoriously had over 300,000 users kicked off the service, creating a widespread debate over the availability of digital music that raged for most of the year. In January 2001, bassist Jason Newsted announced his amicable departure from the band. Shortly after the band appeared at the ESPN Awards in April of the same year, Hetfield, Hammett, and Ulrich entered the recording studio to begin work on their next album, with producer Bob Rock lined up to handle bass duties for the sessions (meanwhile, rumors swirled of former Ozzy Osbourne/Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez being considered for the vacated position). In July, Metallica surprisingly dropped their lawsuit against Napster, perhaps sensing that their controversial stance did more harm than good to their "band of the people" image. That same summer, the band's recording sessions (and all other band-related matters) were put on hold as Hetfield entered an undisclosed rehab facility for alcoholism and other addictions. He completed treatment and rejoined Metallica as they headed back into the studio in 2002 to record St. Anger, which was released in mid-2003.

The recording of St. Anger was capped with the search for a permanent replacement for Newsted. After a long audition process, former Ozzy Osbourne/Suicidal Tendencies bass player Robert Trujillo was selected and joined Metallica for their 2003-2004 world tour. The growing pains that the band experienced during the recording of St. Anger were captured in the celebrated documentary Some Kind of Monster, which saw theatrical release in 2004. Four years later, the band returned with Death Magnetic, an energized album that returned the band to its early-'80s roots. Former Slayer producer Rick Rubin helmed the album, having replaced the band's longtime producer Bob Rock, while Kirk Hammett (who was forbidden to play guitar solos on St. Anger) peppered the record with metallic riffs and frenetic solos.

Death Magnetic spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard charts and the group supported it with an extensive international tour that included a festival gig with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Metallica closed out their Warner contract with Death Magnetic -- outtakes from the sessions appeared as the Beyond Magnetic EP in late 2011 -- and while they were exploring their options, they struck up a collaboration with Lou Reed, releasing the ambitious, arty Lulu in the fall of 2011. In 2012 Metallica launched their own label, Blackened, which would be distributed by Universal; then, the following year, they announced the release of their second motion picture, Through the Never, which combined spectacular concert footage of them blasting through gems from their back catalog with a surreal road-trip odyssey starring Dane DeHaan. The film and its accompanying soundtrack album were released in September 2013. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi
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Track List: One (Awards Show Rehearsal Version) (Single)

Comments

I might trade a c 3po for a giraffe battle beast. from the 1980s.
Iron Maiden has better singles. I'd still love kill em all with am I evil and blitzkrieg though.
dragonking98 9 1
LONG LIVE METALLICA!!! ! !
Free music....yay
I am a young kid and I went to the Metallica concert that they made the movie on it was amazing some one was running across the stage on fire it was funny I love EnterSandman And One I learning both of those songs on lead guitar
@djhjnc04020 6 why don't you 2 gay boys suck each other off next time. And I'm sure that wasn't bourbon you just spit out.
one is one awesome song. A great workout song an just a classic Metallica song!!!! I remember when I first heard Metallica. My brother traded me the Master of Puppets tape for something I had, can't remember what it was. Unfortunatel y at that time which was when MOP was released I wasn't ready for the hair band scene as I was still stuck in the southern rock and just plain rock mode. I am now a huge fan of classic Metallica!
I had a copy of garage days and some
eyez, that last sentence was the funniest thing I have read all month, almost spit bourbon all over my computer. that was amazing sir
eyezofthesou t h 1 3 1
cj, if you weren't talking s**t about Metallica it wasn't about you....assha t scripter...y o u can eat my chicken bag douchnozzle
chimyselfand i
This is Lars best drum work.
All y'all are some player hatters if your not feeling that electric guitar why tf are you listening to this??!? You ain't uh rocker your uh fake
I'm getting it with the punisher comic 4 and corn nugget candy.
Aces High is a record by iron maiden.
trevorbrentp e t e r s e n
Chicane is gay
What exactly do you even listen to
Sorry, I meant to say Hetfield.
James Hetfield should've stayed in rehab so he wouldn't make anymore crappy music.
To all those crazy mother f**kers n bouil
@Eyez
Shut up, little 5th grader.
Metallica is a great band, but this song is the same thing over and over for 6 minutes
I was born when kill em all came out
Eyezo I f**king 14 metalica is my favorite band so watch who your calling a twat you f**king a** hat c**t
Any thing after master of puppets sucks a** kill em all the best
m.hill5211
Metallica introduced me to Metal back in the late 80's. Been a fan ever since!
eyezofthesou t h 1 3 1
you little twats probably weren't even born when Metallica was paying thier dues, shut the f**k up already and go listen to what you like
load sucked
LOAD is their only halfway good album. The rest is crap.
Chicane loves bush. Let's boycott bush.
Madonnica, in the hall of fame
They are uploading cds instead of lyrics
sunny1956.dd
..."And nothing else matters"...E v e n though Pandora's not posting the lyrics anymore...WH Y ? . . P l e a s e reply!
Leana Gomez is a squeeze of mine on here. The Days of Norma Longoria are long gone. Haohmaru Windy on youtube.
I live with my mom and have lots of friends.
trevorbrentp e t e r s e n
Chicane I got three questions for you
What kind of bands do you listen to?
Tell me the best acheviements of those bands
Why do you think Metallica sucks?
And
Do you even have friends or do you live with your mom c***sucker
stanger on mun day. I'm in anger with shoes, laces.
St anger is the best!!
this is my favorite song ever Enter sandman
I love Metallica
trevorbrentp e t e r s e n
Metallica is awesome
STOP HATIN
Enter sandman
I can't stand all these fukin metallica haters.they' r e still awesome. Chicane needs a fukin as beatin.
salvadore sincere
jpcrafton
salvadormora 7 9
Why do they refer to The Black Album as Metallica?

Because that's the actual name of the album.
Chop off lars dick with my sword
They say on Halloween, after midnight, if you stare into a mirror and download a Metallica song three times on Napster Lars will appear! No really, he will, then he'll sue you!
Love this song it's one of my favorites ♡
Alex Webster is my favorite bass player
Orion. .cliff was the greatest
Ha! Metallica is awesome. I laughed so hard at the Pee Wee Herman comment
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