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Metallica is an American heavy metal band based in San Rafael, California. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles 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 (who went on to form rivals Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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Rose Bowl in Pasadena, US


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University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, US


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Petco Park in San Diego, US


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CenturyLink Field in Seattle, US


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BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada


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Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton in Edmonton, Canada



Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark



Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands

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Metallica in the News

Lars Ulrich Explains Metallica's Haircuts During 'Load' Era

The group's haircuts didn't happen like you think. Continue reading…

via Loudwire at July 20, 2017

U.S. METALLICA Fan Drives To See Band In Toronto, Forgets Where He Parked His Car

An American METALLICA fan made headlines in Canada after driving across the Canadian border from Syracuse to Toronto for the band's concert, only to forget where he parked his car. Gavin Strickland said he left 2015 Nissan Versa somewhere on the…

via Blabber Mouth at July 20, 2017

Metallica Invite an Adorable Young Fan to Take Lars Ulrich's Spot Behind the Drums: Watch

There’s a fun section of Metallica’s current set in which the band moves from their mammoth main setup to a smaller mini-stage that...

via Billboard at July 20, 2017

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