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19 Shocking Facts About Metallica

It's safe to say that unless you have been living under a rock for the past 34 years, you know exactly who Metallica are. But, in case you don't, Metallica is a legendary metal band that originally fo

It's safe to say that unless you have been living under a rock for the past 34 years, you know exactly who Metallica are. But, in case you don't, Metallica is a legendary metal band that originally formed in Los Angeles, California back in 1981.  They basically are the creators of thrash, which (in this writer's humble opinion) is by far the best type of metal.  Metallica is a phenomenal band that has inspired millions of people all over the world to listen to heavy metal music and continues to do so to this day. 

What's amazing is that Metallica is one of the most popular and powerful bands not just in the metal genre but in the history of music as a whole. Their music resonates with their fans in a way that upon every listen to one of their songs they become more powerful and intense. James Hetfield's impressive voice range rips through every note flawlessly while Kirk Hammett showcases masterful riffs and solos. Metallica has always done a great deal for their fans, not just on a musical level but also on a personal one.

Here is our list of the top 19 shocking facts about Metallica you may or may not be aware of:

19 James Hetfield's First Band

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18 The Green Ride The Lightning

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17 Metallica Owns and Operates MetClub

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16 "Seek and Destroy" Was Never a Single

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15 Tarot Cards Killed Cliff Burton?

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14 The Black Album's Legacy

Via metallica.com

13 Death Magnetic Helped Break A Record

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12 Robert Trujillo's Backstory

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11 Spastik Children

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10 They've All Gone Solo

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9 The Olympic Accident

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8 St. Anger Won a Grammy

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7 Hetfield's Christian Upbringing

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6 Lars The Tennis Prodigy

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5 Hammett vs. Mustaine

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4 Metallica's Personal Assistants

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3 April Fools Joke?

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2 No Personal Political Opinions

Via en.wikipedia.org

Through the years, many musicians have expressed their personal political opinions through their music. However, James Hetfield doesn't agree with that whole concept. He has stated in the past on this subject that,

"There are so many celebrities that soapbox their opinions, and people believe it's more valid because they're popular. For us, people are people- you should all have your own opinion. We are hopefully putting the human element in what is an unfortunate part of life."

1 The Beginning of Metallica

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The origin of any band is always interesting to learn about, especially if it is of one of your all-time favorite groups. The origins of Metallica date back to 1981 when James Hetfield replied to an advertisement which was posted in Recycler by Lars Ulrich. The two of them met up for a jam session but nothing really came out of this until a year later when Lars needed to put a band together immediately so he could record a track for the Metal Blade compilation Metal Massacre. The name Metallica was a suggestion from Ulrich's friend Ron Quintana who also suggested naming the band MetalMania.

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