Metallica Biography

James Hetfield – Biography
James Hetfield has been the face and voice of Metallica since the very beginning. When fans think of Metallica, it’s impossible not to hear Hetfield’s signature growl ring through their ears. He embodies all that is mighty Metallica. Born on Aug. 3, 1963, to parents Cynthia and Virgil,…
Lars Ulrich – Biography
The legendary Metallica would never have even come into existence if it wasn’t for drummer and co-founder Lars Ulrich. In 1981, Ulrich posted an advertisement in the Los Angeles newspaper ‘The Recycler.’ He was looking for other musicians to jam with. Because of that ad, history…
Kirk Hammett – Biography
Guitarist Kirk Hammett first crossed paths with Metallica in the early 1980s with a little band he co-founded known as Exodus. Opening up for Metallica a few times no doubt put Hammett on the band’s radar. In 1983, on the heels of the firing of original guitarist Dave Mustaine, Metallica aske…
Robert Trujillo – Biography
At first glance, it seems like Robert Trujillo has been with Metallica since day one. He’s comfortable with the band during interviews and press conferences, his bass style fits perfectly with the rest of the crew and he absolutely owns the stage when he wants to during live shows. However, h…
Metallica History – The 1980s
When discussing the history of Metallica, is there any better decade than the 1980s? Without it, fans wouldn’t even have the band, let alone albums like ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ ‘Ride the Lightning,’ ‘Master of Puppets‘ and ‘…And Justice f…
Metallica History – The 1990s
Riding the success of the 1980s, Metallica made a splash in the following decade with one of the greatest selling albums of all time, the 1991 self-titled disc affectionately known as The Black Album. Mix in a ton of awards here and there, a couple of worldwide tours, their first-ever box set releas…
Metallica History – The 2000s
Rehab, recording delays and the departure of their bassist all made the beginning of this decade a rocky one. Fans were unsure of the future of their favorite band, but fortunately for the world Metallica did what they do best: they overcame any and all obstacles that were in front of them and creat…
Metallica History – The 2010s
This decade isn’t even halfway through and Metallica has already made huge waves by collaborating with an unlikely musical partner, creating their own music festival and preparing to dominate Hollywood once again, this time in the form of a 3D movie covering some live performances. Whatȁ…
The History of Metallica
Nine studio albums. Twenty-five music videos. Forty-five singles. Worldwide tour after worldwide tour. When trying to contemplate the magnitude of Metallica’s success, several things come to mind. What other band could create their own two-day music festival and shoot a 3D movie in the same y…
Jason Newsted – Biography
In 1986, Metallica faced a significant change in their lives with the death of bassist Cliff Burton in a tour bus accident. Trying to cope with the loss but not slow down with the success of their latest effort ‘Master of Puppets,’ the band started searching for a new bassist. Soon aft…