You might have heard a lot of names in the music industry, such as Bob Dylan, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, etc. There is no doubt that Metallica is the most well-known name in the music industry.
Metallica is one of the most iconic bands, combining the bass guitar and drums. The band was started in 1981, but its members met in 1983.
Further, Battery was the band's original name before becoming Death Angel. It was a thrash metal band.
Its first album, Ride the Lightning, was released in 1984, and its second, And Justice for All, in 1986. They have earned the name of the kings of heavy metal.
After the release of And Justice for All, the band released three albums which include Master of Puppets, Black Album, and St. Anger. Their music videos and lyrics are viral and famous among the world's youth.
More so, the most popular band member is lead singer James Hetfield who is also the guitarist. His bandmates are Jason Newsted as the drummer, Kirk Hammett as the bassist, and Ron "Thrash" Trujillo as the rhythm guitarist.
The band has earned the name of the godfather of metal and sold around 200 million albums.
Likewise, the band has performed concerts all over the world. In 2016, they announced a show at London's O2 Arena. It is their first show in the UK.
As a result of its massive concert ticket sales, the band earned the number one spot in the Guinness World Records. In 2013, Metallica was the world's best-selling metal band, according to Guinness World Records.
In addition, their first album, Ride the Lightning, earned more than 70 million copies. Their second album, named And Justice for All, has earned more than 50 million copies, and the third album St. Anger has also been successful in terms of sales.
The fourth album, Hardwired to Self-Destruct, has earned more than 40 million copies.
Brief Biography of Metallica
Metallica was formed by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Lars Ulrich. James Hetfield is the lead vocalist, while Lars Ulrich is the drummer and the manager of the band.
On the other hand, Jason Newsted is the bass guitarist, and Ron' Thrash' Trujillo is the rhythm guitarist.
The band's debut album, Ride the Lightning, was released in June 1984. It was a thrash metal album. However, they released And Justice for All four years after their first album. It was also thrashing metal.
Moreover, the band has become one of the most popular bands, and this is because of their great voice and the band's music video and lyrics.
Their first single was "One," the song for the movie Rocky IV. Another hit song is "For Whom the Bell Tolls." A 1990 hit song.
However, their popularity didn't stop there. In 1991, the band won two Grammys for their music, and it was the first time any band won 2 Grammys in one night. They have also been named the best rock band and the best heavy metal band.
The band's success continued as they released more albums and became one of the most famous bands of the 21st century. In 2009 and 2010, Metallica ranked among the most influential celebrities in Forbes' list.
To sum up, there's no doubt that Metallica is one of the greatest rock bands of all time. They are one of the most influential bands in the history of heavy metal music, and they've had an impact on the music industry that has continued to this day.