Metallica in History

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

1983-07-25 Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All is released on Megaforce Records

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted

Music releaseMusic Single

1991-07-30 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1991-08-12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica", debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart
  • 1992-08-08 Metallica band member James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 1997-11-18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • 2000-04-14 Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
  • 2009-04-04 Eminem Inducts Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Birthdays in Music

  • 1961-09-13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1962-02-10 Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1962-11-18 Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)

Person of interestJason Newsted

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

Person of interestJames Hetfield

1963-08-03 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), 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)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1997-08-17 Metallica lead vocalist James Hetfield (34) weds Francesca Tomasi

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield

Deaths in Music

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