In 2008, Metallica frontman James Hetfield threw a good-natured joke towards former bandmate Dave Mustaine by imitating his higher-pitched vocal style
Hulk Hogan's claim that he tried to join Metallica is legendary. Not least because Metallica had no idea what he was talking about
Metallica might be titans of heavy metal, but we reckon these ten tracks from deep within their back catalogue deserve a lot more love
James Hetfield was shy in letting his Metallica bandmates hear Nothing Else Matters. They loved it: and so have generations since
Metallica, Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold are all hugely reliable bands – apart from on one painful occasion
Metallica frontman James Hetfield's positive COVID test is a stark reminder that the music business is not in the clear yet
King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, whose YouTube covers with wife Toyah Willcox frequently go viral, has expressed his admiration for a host of heavy metal stars
Kirk Hammett: "Master of Puppets, for me, it's a very sentimental album. We knew we were on to something"
A pooch called Storm snuck out and somehow made her way to Metallica’s record-breaking show at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium
Metallica frontman James Hetfield and late bassist Cliff Burton had some pretty passionate answers when an interviewer asked them about being called sellouts after Master Of Puppets
Game Of Thrones star Jason Momao filmed himself having the time of his life at a recent Metallica show, and was also caught in the pit via fan-filmed footage
Metallica wanted to make their answer to Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains The Same, and even hired future Spider-Man star Dane DeHaan to help. But then Metallica: Through The Never became one of the band’s most costly misadventures.
2013’s Metalhead understands heavy music better than any other film – and features nods to Metallica, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Venom along the way
Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer have all released the odd clanger – but that doesn’t mean they don’t look the part
In 1988 Metallica released ...And Justice For All. Then they went out on the road to claim the throne of modern metal
Drummer Nick Menza, bassist James LoMenzo and guitarist Chris Poland recorded some takes on Metallica and Megadeth tunes in 2014, before quickly and sadly disbanding
Megadeth leader and ex-Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine wrote a thrash metal classic called The Mechanix in the early ’80s. Today, both bands lay claim to vastly different versions of the song.
These masterpieces by Metallica, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath are much easier on the ears than they are on the eyes