Metallica are an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band’s current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band. The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding “big four” bands of thrash metal alongside Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer. Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first four albums, their third album Master of Puppets (1986) was described as one of the most influential and heaviest of thrash metal albums. The band expanded its musical direction and achieved substantial commercial success with its eponymous fifth album Metallica (1991), which resulted in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience. The album was also their first to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, a feat that they also achieved on their following four studio albums. In 2009, Metallica were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica have released nine studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 26 music videos and 37 singles. The band have won eight Grammy Awards and five of their albums have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 110 million records worldwide. Metallica have been listed as one of the greatest bands of all time by many magazines including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 61st on its list of `The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time`. In 2012, Metallica formed the independent record label Blackened Recordings and took full ownership of their albums and videos. As of 2016, the band is in production of its tenth studio album.
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