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Group Members James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Kirk Hammett
Robert Trujillo
Past Group Members Dave Mustaine
Ron McGovney
Cliff Burton
Jason Newsted
Music Genre (Text) Heavy metal
thrash metal
Music Genre Hard Rock
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Year(s) Active 1981–present
Record Label Megaforce
Elektra/Warner Bros.
Vertigo/Mercury/Virgin EMI/Universal
Official Websites metallica.com
Associated Acts Megadeth
Guns N' Roses
Lou Reed
Ozzy Osbourne
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Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1981 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 and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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187 Credits »
2013 Golden Gods 5th Anniversary Show -
1997 Reading Festival -
1991 U Band: Metallica
1991 Metallica: Enter Sandman Metallica
1989 Metallica: One (TV Shor Metallica
1987 Rage Hosts
2016 Metallica: Spit Out the Bone -
2015 Pulling Guy -
2014 Metallica: This Monster Lives -
2013 Tallica Parking Lot -
2000 Paradise Lost 2: Revelations -


1,488 Songs »
1 Enter Sandman 1991
2 Nothing Else Matters 1991
3 Master Of Puppets 1986
4 One 2008
5 The Unforgiven 1991
6 Sad But True 1991
7 Fade To Black 1984
8 For Whom The Bell Tolls 1984
9 Battery 1986
10 Wherever I May Roam 1991
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


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