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Sam Lesmerises

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Transcript of Metallica

by Sam Lesmerises
Well, what is Metallica? That's a good place to start.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1981.
Metallica "Master of Puppets" live 1989
Ron McGovney / Dave Mustaine
(Past members)
Ron McGovney
-born November 2, 1962
-50 years old
-plays bass and guitar
Joined Metallica in late 1981,
but quit December 10, 1982.
Dave Mustaine
-born September 13, 1961
- 51 years old
- vocals and plays guitar
Joined in 1981, but got
fired on April 11, 1963 "because of his alcoholism, drug abuse, overly aggressive behavior, and personality clashes."
-formed Megadeth after being fired
Cliff Burton / Jason Newsted
(Past members)
Jason Newsted
-born March 4, 1963
-50 years old
-plays bass
Joined in 1986 after Burton's death, stayed until 2001
Cliff Burton
-February 10, 1962 - September
27, 1986
-bass player
-joined the band in 1982
Died in Sweden when the band's
tour bus flipped over and crushed him
James Hetfield
-born August 3, 1963
-from Los Angeles
-married, three children
-two older half-brothers, one younger sister
-vocals, guitar
-Aerosmith was main musical influence
-of German, Irish, Scottish, and English descent
-co-founder of Metallica in 1981
-Ranked #8 in Joel Mclver’s book, The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
Lars Ulrich
(Current member)
(current member)
-born December 26, 1963
- from Gentofte, Denmark
-son of former tennis pro Torben Ulrich
- three children, married twice
-moved to LA at age 16
-ranked #5 on the top 5 metal drummers from "That Metal Show"
-first Danish person to be inducted into
Some facts about Metallica
Metallica won nine Grammy awards.
They released nine studio albums, three live
albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.
The band's name was almost "Metal Mania".
Inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 2009. -->
Who's in Metallica now?
Kirk Hammett
-born November 18, 1962
-married, two children
-lead guitar, background vocals
-before joining Metallica, he formed the band Exodus
-been a member of Metallica since 1983
-In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of
All Time.
-In 2009, Hammett was ranked #5 in Joel McIver's book "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists".
Metallica's First Album,
"Kill 'Em All"

Released July 25, 1983.
The album has ten songs, the longest being 7:13.
In 1989, Kill 'Em All ranked #35 on Rolling Stone's list
of The 100 Greatest Albums of the '80s.
Listed by Kerrang! magazine at number 29 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".
The album peaked at #120 on the U.S.
Billboard 200.
Sold 300,000 copies upon first release.
Master of Puppets
"Master of Puppets" is Metallica's third album.
Released February 24, 1986.
The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 chart.
"Master of Puppets" has sold 4,578,000
One of the most influential thrash
metal albums of all time.
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"Harvester of Sorrow"
Metallica's 6th album

Released June 1, 1996, about five years after their
last album, "Metallica".
"Load" spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard 200.
The album has sold over five million copies in the US.
It is Metallica's longest studio album, being almost 80
minutes long.
Metallica - Before and After
Kirk Hammett
Lars Ulrich
James Hetfield
How did they change?
Metallica turned much more mainstream. They cut their hair, changed their looks, and changed their attitudes.
Before, they were their own thing,
their own style. Now, they are very
similar to all the other metal bands.
Metallica in the 80s
Metallica currently
Hero of the Day
(on left)
Part of the "Big Four" of thrash metal,
with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.
(current member)
Metallica changed between their 5th
album and their 6th album, "Load"
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