Metallica is a heavy metal band originally from Los Angeles, but based in San Francisco since February 1983. Founded in 1981 in Los Angeles by Danish Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, who will join Lloyd Grant and Ron McGovney.
The two musicians were later replaced by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist Cliff Burton, Mustaine was fired a year after joining the band due to excessive alcohol addiction and violence, and he founded the band Megadeth, replaced by ex-guitarist Kirk Hammett.
On the other hand, in 1986, Cliff Burton's death in a bus accident in Sweden led to his entry into Jason Newsted's group, which, after being abandoned fifteen years later, would be replaced by current bassist, Robert Trujillo.
To date, the band has released nine studio albums. Total Metallica sales exceed 100 million, and are considered part of the four great thrash metal, along with Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. In addition, the group has won various music awards, including nine Grammys, two awards were awarded by the MTV music network, two awards from the American Music Academy and awards from Billboard magazine, and stars on the Kerrang Magazine Walk of Fame!
Metallica Band Information
Members: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Band, Group, Musician
Other Names: Best Heavy Metal Band
Genres: Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Activity period: 1981