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- 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
- 1963-12-26 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
- 1986-09-27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24