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Metallica (pronounced /mɛˈtælɨkə/) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1981. Founded when drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement in a local newspaper, Metallica's line-up has primarily consisted of Ulrich, rhythm guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, while going through a number of bassists. Currently, the spot is held by Robert Trujillo.
February 11, 2011
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed that the band plan to enter the studio in May to begin work on a “recording project”. Hammett remained tight lipped on what the group were planning, but said it was unlikely to be a full album follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic'. Read more
February 10, 2011
Metallica's Lars Ulrich's former personal assistant has filed a lawsuit against the drummer claiming that he is owed years of unpaid overtime. Steven Wiig, who said he worked tirelessly when the drummer was at home and on tour, is seeking damages for alleged state and federal labour violations. Read more
February 10, 2011
Metallica's Kirk Hammett has paid tribute to former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore, who died last weekend. The 58-year-old guitarist died while on holiday in Spain. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack. Read more
December 14, 2010
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are set to headline next year’s Sonisphere festival. The bands - dubbed the Big Four - will top the bill on the opening day of the event, which runs from July 8-10 at Knebworth. Read more
November 13, 2010
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed that the band are set to record a new album next year. Ulrich said the group were looking forward to starting work on the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’. Read more
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