Metallica – A Preface

There have been many big famous names in the wide rock music world that have influenced the world greatly. One of such names in the legendary list of rock music is Metallica. Metallica is a famous American band from Los Angeles, California. It is basically a heavy metal band. The band came into existence in the year 1981. Actually James Hetfield replied to an ad that famous drummer Lars Ulrich at that time posted in a local newspaper.

The band incorporates the group of Lars Ulrich (drummer), James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett (guitarist) and Robert Trujillo (bassist). Metallica is deeply influenced by early heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Queen, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin Deep Purple, AC/DC, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith and Rush.

The fame of this band can be understood by the fact that they were among one of founding “big four” of the popular thrash metal beside Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth. Their attributes were quite different than other sorts of rock music bands. These include fast instrumentals, tempos and most famous aggressive musicianship.

Nine Grammy Awards have been won by the band that have raised their already star studded reputation & fame to higher level. The band has successfully sold more than a 100 million albums globally. Currently Metallica is the fourth best-selling music artist worldwide. With time Metallica has turn out to be one of the most influential & dominant heavy metal bands of all time.

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