They took thrash metal from the back rooms to the biggest stadiums. How much do you really know about Metallica?
From those albums, the band has released 37 singles.
It's also an instrumental song, with no lyrics whatsoever.
It's still the band's all-time best seller and received unanimous critical acclaim.
He's been known to spend millions of dollars on a single piece of artwork.
Mustaine left the group to start Megadeth, another massively popular band.
It happened when James Hetfield responded to Lars Ulrich's ad in "Recycler."
The name of the song was "Return of the Vampire."
The first single was "Enter Sandman" which became one of the band's best-known songs.
The live albums cracked the top ten, just like the studio albums.
For collectors, it is one of the most sought-after albums in the band's catalog.
They are one of the most successful bands ever in terms of commercial sales.
He was also in a group called Leather Charm.
His first band was named Exodus, but he's been with Metallica since 1983.
After only nine weeks the album had sold more than half a million copies.
His mother died from cancer, possibly in part because she did not seek medical treatment.
The album has slower and more melodic songs than the band's earlier work.
He also did massive amounts of heroin and other drugs, but so did the other members.
He started playing piano at age nine
He got production credit for every album from 1990 to 2003 and played bass temporarily.
His private lessons paid off handsomely.
He was burned badly by a pyrotechnics malfunction.
The company's technology was allowing users to illegally share copies of the band's songs.
Its two most recent came in 2009, for best metal performance and best recording package.
The cheap instrument came with a 4-inch speaker.
The accident occurred during the European leg of the 1986 tour.
He actually moved to Los Angeles to pursue the sport.
A recording of the performance debuted at number two on the Billboard charts.
It is the first band ever to achieve this feat.
Rubin has worked with other huge acts, such as LL Cool J, Lady Gaga and Black Sabbath.
Unsurprisingly, "Master of Puppets" was one of the most popular songs.