Test Your Knowledge: Metallica
by Staff
They took thrash metal from the back rooms to the biggest stadiums. How much do you really know about Metallica?

How many studio albums has the band released?

  • 9
  • 8
  • 7

"Suicide & Redemption" is the band's longest song. How long is it?

  • 9 minutes and 57 seconds
  • 7 minutes and 54 seconds
  • 7 minutes and 10 seconds

Metallica's 1991 album became known as what?

  • The White Album
  • The Black Album
  • The Gray Album

Lars Ulrich is well-known for his love of what?

  • fine art
  • fine wine
  • coin collections

Who was the first official lead guitarist?

  • Clif Burton
  • James Hetfield
  • Dave Mustaine

When was Metallica officially formed?

  • November of 1980
  • October of 1981
  • March of 1982

Lars Ulrich has played drums in the studio for only one other band, named what?

  • Warrant
  • Megadeth
  • Mercyful Fate

How many singles were released from "Metallica?"

  • 3
  • 6
  • 4

How many live albums has Metallica produced?

  • 6
  • 2
  • 4

The French version of "Ride the Lightning" was printed with the wrong colors. How many copies exist?

  • 400
  • 4000
  • 40000

In total, roughly how many albums has Metallica sold worldwide?

  • 98 million
  • 110 million
  • 118 million

What was the name of James Hetfield's first band?

  • Creeping Death
  • Obsession
  • Phantom Lord

Other than Hetfield and Ulrich, who has been in the band the longest?

  • Kirk Hammett
  • Jason Newstead
  • Cliff Burton

Which album was the band's first to enter the Billboard top ten?

  • "Kill 'Em All"
  • "Ride the Lightning"
  • "… And Justice for All"

James Hetfield was raised in a religious home and his family didn't believe in what?

  • modern medicine
  • electricity
  • the Internet

Which album do many long-time fans consider the dividing work between "old" and "new" Metallica?

  • "Metallica"
  • "Ride the Lightning"
  • "Load"

Why did the band kick Dave Mustaine out of the group?

  • His excessive drinking problem and difficult personality.
  • He insisted on writing credits for every song.
  • He wanted more creative control.

What was the first instrument that James Hetfield played?

  • Piano
  • Cymbals
  • Drums

Which producer also played as a member of the band for a time?

  • Ron McGovney
  • Bob Rock
  • Robert Trujillo

Which famous musician did Kirk Hammett take guitar lessons from?

  • Slash
  • Dave Mustaine
  • Joe Satriani

What injury did Hetfield sustain while on tour with Guns N' Roses?

  • third-degree burns
  • compound fracture
  • concussion

Metallica famously filed a lawsuit against which technology company?

  • Napster
  • AOL
  • Limewire

How many Grammy awards has the band won?

  • 14
  • 9
  • 7

Where did Kirk Hammett get his first guitar?

  • Montgomery Ward
  • Kmart
  • Sears

How did Cliff Burton die?

  • The band's tour bus crashed.
  • He was in a motorcycle accident.
  • He drowned.

Lars Ulrich was proficient at which sport as a young man?

  • basketball
  • golf
  • tennis

Which city's symphony orchestra performed the band's songs for a special recording?

  • Boston
  • New York
  • San Francisco

How many consecutive albums have debuted at No. 1?

  • five
  • four
  • three

Who did the band hire to produce "Death Magnetic"?

  • Bob Rock
  • Phil Spector
  • Rick Rubin

What was unique about 2014's "Metallica By Request" tour?

  • The songs were all acoustic
  • Fans selected the songs for the setlist
  • Pre-screened fans were allowed onstage