Artist Metallica: poster of concerts
Briefly, the biography of the Metallica group is as follows:
The group has been active for over 36 years from 1981 to the present.
In the musical group Metallica, the band members take part in the following composition:
o Cliff Burton (1982 - 1986)
o Dave Mustaine (1981 - 1983)
o James Hetfield (1981 - present)
o Jason Newsted (1986 - 2001)
o Kirk Hammett (1983 - present)
o Lars Ulrich (1981 - present)
Robert Trujillo (2003 to present)
o Ron McGowney (1982 - 1982)
Metallica is an American rock band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA, when drummer Lars Ulrich advertised in The Recycler. Metallica's lineup originally consisted of Ulrich, rhythm guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, and lead guitarist Dave Mustaine. Mustaine was later fired due to problems with alcoholism and drug addiction - he continued to form the group Megadeth. Instead, Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett took over. Several bass players have passed through Metallica, including Ron McGowney, Cliff Burton (who died in a car crash during a concert) and Jason Newsted. The current bassist is Robert Trujillo, who joined in 2003.
Metallica's early performances included fast tempos, instrumental and aggressive melody that put them on par with the Big Four of the thrash metal subgenre alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The band earned a growing fan base in the underground community and received critical acclaim, with the 1986 release of Master of Puppets, which has been called one of the most influential and heavy metal albums ever. Metallica has enjoyed significant commercial success since 1991, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. With this release, the band expanded their musical direction, resulting in an album that would appeal to a wider audience.
In 2000, Metallica was among several music artists to sue Napster for distributing copyrighted material free of charge without the consent of the band members. A settlement was reached and Napster became a paid service. Despite peaking at number 1 on the Billboard 200, St. Anger put many fans off, except for the guitar solos and steel drum drum. A film titled "Some Monster" documented the recording of Holy Rage.
Metallica has released nine studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, twenty-two music videos and forty-four singles. The group won nine Grammy Awards and had five debut # 1 albums on the Billboard 200, making Metallica the only band ever to do so. The band's 1991 album Metallica sold over 15 million copies in the United States and 22 million worldwide, making it the 25th best-selling album in the country. The group has released nearly 100 million discs worldwide, releasing their latest album, Death Magnetic. As of September 2008, Metallica is the fourth best-selling music artist since the SoundScan era began tracking sales on May 25, 1991, selling a total of 51, 136, 000 albums in the United States alone.
Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Metallica has organized a new festival. They named him Sonishper. The Metallica group whose songs were already quite popular all over the world at that time, chose several cities in Europe for the tour.
On June 15, 2011, Metallica announced the completion of recording sessions with singer-songwriter Lou Reed. In this regard, Metallica released an album under the name Lulu, which was recorded over several months and resulted in ten songs based on Frank Wedekind's plays Lulu, Earth Spirit and Box Pandora's Box. The album was released on October 31, 2011. Recording the album was problematic at times, with Lars Ulrich later claiming that Lou Reed challenged him to a "street fight". On October 16, 2011, Robert Trujillo confirmed that the band had returned to the studio and written new material, stating, “The writing process for a new Metallica album has begun. We were in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we're going to be recording for most of next year. " The members of the Metallica group have defined 2018 for themselves as the year of new achievements and successes.
James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar (1981 to present)
Lars Ulrich - drums, percussion (1981 to present)
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals (1983-present)
Robert Trujillo - bass, backing vocals (2003-present).
Ron McGovney Bass (1982)
Dave Mustaine - lead guitar, backing vocals (1982-1983)
Cliff Burton - bass, backing vocals (1982-1986)
Jason Newsted - bass, backing vocals (1986-2001)