Metallica Biography

Cliff Burton – Biography
Joining Metallica in 1982, a year before the release of 'Kill 'Em All,' former bassist Cliff Burton's impact on the metal band couldn't be more significant. From his signature finger-picking style to the energy and passion he brought to the band, Burton will forever remain a…
Dave Mustaine – Biography
The first lead guitarist for Metallica, Dave Mustaine joined the band in 1981. Leaving his first band Panic to answer an ad placed in a local newspaper by Lars Ulrich, Mustaine never really auditioned for Metallica. "I was convinced that I should be in the band and went to rehearsal. I was tuni…
Ron McGovney – Biography
In 1981, Ron McGovney got together with his friend and roommate James Hetfield to form the band Leather Charm. Lasting only a few months due to other band members leaving, Hetfield decided to answer a newspaper ad placed by Lars Ulrich. Once he and Ulrich decided to start the band that would soon be…