21 Years Ago: Metallica Go Symphonic With ‘S&M’ Release
Metallica stepping way outside their comfort zone.
23 Years Ago: Metallica Lock and ‘Reload’
The second half of what was supposed to be a double album.
34 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in Tragic Bus Crash
On Sept. 27, 1986, Metallica's Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash.
12 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Death Magnetic’
Get the story to the follow-up to the panned 'St. Anger.'
32 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash ‘…And Justice for All’
On Aug. 25, 1988, Metallica released '...And Justice For All,' their first album without Cliff Burton.
29 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’
On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.
36 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Ride the Lightning’
How would Metallica follow up 'Kill 'Em All'? On July 27, 1984, we got 'Ride the Lightning.'
24 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Load’
Their follow-up to 'The Black Album.'
37 Years Ago: Metallica Entered the Studio to Record ‘Kill ‘Em All’
On May 10, 1983, a metal revolution was underway.
38 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.