Test Your Knowledge: Metallica

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

How many studio albums has the band released?

From those albums, the band has released 37 singles.

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

It's also an instrumental song, with no lyrics whatsoever.

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Metallica's 1991 album became known as what?

It's still the band's all-time best seller and received unanimous critical acclaim.

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

He's been known to spend millions of dollars on a single piece of artwork.

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Who was the first official lead guitarist?

Mustaine left the group to start Megadeth, another massively popular band.

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When was Metallica officially formed?

It happened when James Hetfield responded to Lars Ulrich's ad in "Recycler."

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

The name of the song was "Return of the Vampire."

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How many singles were released from "Metallica?"

The first single was "Enter Sandman" which became one of the band's best-known songs.

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How many live albums has Metallica produced?

The live albums cracked the top ten, just like the studio albums.

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

For collectors, it is one of the most sought-after albums in the band's catalog.

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

They are one of the most successful bands ever in terms of commercial sales.

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

He was also in a group called Leather Charm.

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

His first band was named Exodus, but he's been with Metallica since 1983.

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

After only nine weeks the album had sold more than half a million copies.

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

His mother died from cancer, possibly in part because she did not seek medical treatment.

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

The album has slower and more melodic songs than the band's earlier work.

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

He also did massive amounts of heroin and other drugs, but so did the other members.

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What was the first instrument that James Hetfield played?

He started playing piano at age nine

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

He got production credit for every album from 1990 to 2003 and played bass temporarily.

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Which famous musician did Kirk Hammett take guitar lessons from?

His private lessons paid off handsomely.

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

He was burned badly by a pyrotechnics malfunction.

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Metallica famously filed a lawsuit against which technology company?

The company's technology was allowing users to illegally share copies of the band's songs.

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How many Grammy awards has the band won?

Its two most recent came in 2009, for best metal performance and best recording package.

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Where did Kirk Hammett get his first guitar?

The cheap instrument came with a 4-inch speaker.

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How did Cliff Burton die?

The accident occurred during the European leg of the 1986 tour.

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

He actually moved to Los Angeles to pursue the sport.

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

A recording of the performance debuted at number two on the Billboard charts.

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How many consecutive albums have debuted at No. 1?

It is the first band ever to achieve this feat.

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

Rubin has worked with other huge acts, such as LL Cool J, Lady Gaga and Black Sabbath.

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

Unsurprisingly, "Master of Puppets" was one of the most popular songs.

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They took thrash metal from the back rooms to the biggest stadiums. How much do you really know about Metallica?

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