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Rock 'n Roll Icons: Metallica

Filmmaker: Richard Driscoll
Year: 2020
Length: 45 Minutes
Color: Color
Details: HDTV
Cast: Metallica

Description

This Music Bio looks at Metallica an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and has been based in San Francisco for most of its career. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine who went on to form Megadeth after being fired from the band and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton who died in a bus accident in Sweden in 1986 and Jason Newsted are former members of the band. Metallica remains one of the world's most popular road bands drawing huge crowds all over the world.

This program looks at highlights of their career.

Notes

This film is part of the Digital Series Rock Icons created by Monarch Films

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