Metallica are the messiahs who broke through the underground and made heavy metal popular in the commercial world. Here are some interesting facts and things that you may not know about the California group.
# Metallica is an american/danish heavy metal group.
The band members are:
James Hetfield : Vocals and rythm guitar
Kirk Hammett : Lead guitar
Jason Newsted : Bass
Lars Ulrich : Drums
Cliff Burton: Bass until 1986 then he died in Sweden
# Metallica’s first ever single was ‘Whiplash’ from their 1983 album Kill ‘Em All.
# In their 29 years active, Metallica have had 4 bassists: Ron McGovney (1982), Cliff Burton (1982-1986), Jason Newsted (1986-2001), and Rob Trujillo (2003-current).
# Lead singer/guitarist James Hetfield was born on the 3rd August 1963.
# Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is the oldest member of the band at 47 years.
# Drummer Lars Ulrich’s father is the acclaimed former tennis pro Torben Ulrich.
# The band has released 9 studio albums to date.
# In 1999, Metallica were inducted into the San Francisco Walk of Fame.
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