20 Things You Didn’t Know About Metallica

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Tomorrow’s a big day for Metallica fans, as the band’s concert film Through the Never opens in spectacular IMAX screenings. Of course, Metallica fans will also be mourning September 27th as the anniversary of the death of bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash during a 1986 tour. There are a lot of highs and lows when you’re a Metallica fan. There seem to be more Metallica fans everyday, too. The band remains the one metal act that’s managed to reach across through all social circles. Outcasts and jocks can love Metallica equally. It is beautiful.

Metallica has been around for a while now, though, and a lot of those new fans have a lot to learn about their heavy metal heroes. It’s a complicated history with a lot of twists for core members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett. Plus, of course, the occasional tragedy. Check out the following fun facts about Metallica and learn even more reasons to love (or be baffled by) the Metallica experience. Also, here’s a special note for certain readers: We know that you already know all of these Metallica facts because you’re the biggest Metallica fan in the world. That’s cool. Yeah, we wrote this for those other Metallica fans…

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