1997's Reload marked the seventh studio album released by Metallica. Written and recorded during the same sessions as their previous album, Load, Reload is chock full of ripping rock tunes, from the massive "Fuel" to the heavy "Bad Seed," with a few others sprinkled in between.

One track on Reload stands out more than any other, though, mainly due to the backup vocalist 'Tallica employed for the tune.

"The Memory Remains" features Marianne Faithfull, an incredible singer who also was once in a romantic relationship with Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger. Relationships aren't always worth pointing out, but during her stint with Jagger, Faithfull co-wrote "Sister Morphine" from the Stones' 1971's Sticky Fingers.

Over 20 years later, Faithfull had another amazing collaboration thanks to her unforgettable contribution to "The Memory Remains." If you've ever heard the song—which we know you have about a thousand times—then there's no doubt that you've had Faithfull's haunting vocals stuck in your head. The female vocalist last performed the song live with the band on Dec. 7, 2011, during their 30th-anniversary celebration at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California.

Watch Marianne Faithfull Sing "The Memory Remains" With Metallica

Faithfull was featured in the music video for the single, too. One of Metallica's most expensive music videos, "The Memory Remains" was directed by Paul Andresen and cost a reported $400,000 to create. The high bill came from the complex suspended stage that the band plays on during the video.

Watch the Official Music Video For "The Memory Remains"

Initially called "Memory," Metallica recorded their first demo of the song on March 6, 1995, and it remains a core track for rock radio stations throughout the country today. Since its first performance in front of a live audience on Nov. 11, 1997, in Philadelphia, Metallica have played "The Memory Remains" live more than 300 times. Debuting at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, this would mark the last time Metallica had a song in the Top 40 spot of that chart until "The Day That Never Comes," the first single from Death Magnetic.

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Watch Metallica Perform "The Memory Remains" Live in Chicago

Some of Our Favorite Live Photos of Lars Ulrich

As iconic as James Hetfield is, as much of a shredder as Kirk Hammett is and as crazy as Robert Trujillo is onstage, there might be no member more associated with Metallica than Lars Ulrich.

Afterall, he's the reason the band even exists. He's a major part of the songwriting process. He's the voice that stood up for Metallica and musicians across the globe in the wake of Napster.

After hours and hours of rifling through photos of Ulrich, we whittled this list down to just a few of our favorite live shots from the last 20 years. Of course, there's no way to encapsulate Ulrich in a mere photograph, but as you will no doubt be able to tell, you can get pretty close.

Some of Our Favorite Live Photos of James Hetfield

Covering nearly 20 years of performances, the below photos display why James Hetfield is one of the best frontmen in rock and roll.

Each shot shows his raw energy, intensity and overall fun spirit at Metallica's live shows. If a photo is worth a thousand words, we know these shots are worth thousands of Hetfield's growls.

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