Today in Metallica History

Events in Music

  • 1997-11-18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • 2000-04-14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Birthdays in Music

  • 1494-03-24 Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
  • 1961-09-13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth)
  • 1962-02-10 Cliff Burton, bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1962-11-18 Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)

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1963-03-04 Jason Newsted, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Nothing Else Matters), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted

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1963-08-03 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1963-12-26 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)

Deaths in Music

  • 1986-09-27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24