Headbanging Facts You Want to Know About Metallica

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Recently Metallica announces a new song album & a massive tour which they are doing in North America 

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Let's check some of the Metallica facts you might not have known

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Metallica was formed in October 1981 in Los Angeles, California in the United States.

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The band formed after James Hetfield responded to an advert that drummer Lars Ulrich had placed in his local newspaper. Lars was looking for people to jam with.

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To date Metallica have played more than 1,700 shows in 60 countries. That list of countries includes South Africa.

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The band have released 10 studio albums, 4 live albums, 5 EPs, 37 music videos & 39 singles till date.

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Their first studio album, Kill’em All, was released in 1983.

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The band’s second album Ride the Lightning is known for its blue cover. However, a French press misprint led to about 400 green copies, which have now become collector’s items.

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My favorite song by Metallica, “Whiskey In The Jar”, was not originally written by them. The song was an original Irish folk song and it was first recorded in 1951 by Seamus Ennis

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In April 2000, the band filed a lawsuit against Napster for distributing pirated music online. Eventually, Napster shut down.

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The current members of the band are James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.

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Former members of Metallica include Ron McGovney , Dave Mustaine (who left the band and started Megadeth in 1983), Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted (who left the band in 2001).

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Metallica‘s shortest song is “Motorbreath,” clocking in at 3:08. The longest song is “Suicide and Redemption” at 9:57.

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If you have been living under a rock for the past 20 years you might not know what Metallica sounds like, go listen for their song “Master Of Puppets”:

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