Metallica

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  • The last original members are James and Lars. After original bassist Ron McGovney left the band, he was replaced by Cliff Burton. Before the band recorded their first album, Kill 'Em All, original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine was kicked out of the band and replaced by Kirk Hammett. While on tour with Ozzy in 1986 in support of Master of Puppets, Cliff Burton was killed in a tour bus accident in Sweden. Shortly thereafter, a replacement was found in Flotsam and Jetsam bassist/founder Jason Newsted. Metallica recorded their next four studio albums with Jason: ...And Justice For All, Metallica (the Black Album), Load, ReLoad.
    They also released a covers compilation Garage, Inc. and a live symphonic metal experiment S&M, before Jason left the band due to creative differences. He went on to form Echobrain and later join Voivod. Meanwhile, rhythm guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield went into rehab for alcoholism and other addictions. Afterward, the band recorded their most recent studio album St. Anger with producer Bob Rock handling bass duties.
    Upon its completion, the band auditioned several bassists, and found a replacement for Jason in former Ozzy Osbourne and Suicidal Tendencies bassist Rob Trujillo.moreless

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    • (After playing the song ...And justice For All live) Kirk Hammet: We're never playing that fucking song ever again!

    • Metallica: Yes, we do sell out, every single time, everywhere we play.

    • Metallica: It's cool, having the control, the last word. It's very comfortable. We've always watched ourselves as far as keeping in shape. We base our whole day around the shows 'cause we want it to be as good as possible.

    • Metallica: Metallica is going to be one of the bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.

    • Metallica: James Hetfield especially is really a genius when it comes to writing. It really amazes me sometimes. He can come up with the heaviest, chunking riffs, and then turn around and do something so pretty it makes you tingle. These guys are all the upper sect of classy musicians.

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    • James Hetfield was burned onstage in Montreal, Canada in 1992. Before the show, the stage crew told the band there are different pyrotechnics for the song 'Fade To Black' but forgot to tell them that the original pyrotechnic setup hadn't been removed so James was wondering around stage and stood right in the middle of a cannon that would shoot a 12 foot flame into the air. All the strings melted off his guitar and he had to be rushed to hospital were they concluded he had 3rd degree burns. James stayed on the tour though, he couldnt play guitar but could still sing.

    • The song, "Trapped Under Ice" has been announced to be in Guitar Hero 4.

    • A game in the Guitar Hero series has been announced of them in early 2009.

    • From the album Ride the Lightning, For Whom the Bell Tolls is based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemmingway.

    • 3 Metallica hits are featured for download on the video game Rock Band, Ride the Lightning , And Justice for All , And Blackened .

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