18 Facts About Metallica

1. On March 7, 1999, Metallica was inducted into the San Francisco Walk of Fame.

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2. In November 2014, Metallica performed at the closing ceremony of BlizzCon 2014.

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3. On September 20, 2012, Metallica announced via its official website that a new DVD containing footage of shows it performed in Quebec in 2009 would be released that December; fans would get the chance to vote for two setlists that would appear on the DVD.

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4. On February 7, 2012, Metallica announced that it would start a new music festival called Orion Music + More, which took place on June 23 and 24, 2012, in Atlantic City.

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5. In December 2011, Metallica began releasing songs that were written for Death Magnetic but were not included on the album online.

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6. On November 10, it was announced that Metallica would headline the main stage on Saturday June 9, 2012, at the Download Festival at Donington Park and that the band would play The Black Album in its entirety.

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7. On June 15, 2011, Metallica announced that recording sessions with singer-songwriter Lou Reed had concluded.

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8. On November 9, 2010, Metallica announced it would be headlining the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro on September 25, 2011.

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9. On November 26, 2010, Metallica released a live EP titled Live at Grimey's, which was recorded in June 2008 at Grimey's Record Store, just before the band's appearance at Bonnaroo Music Festival that year.

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10. In 2000, Metallica discovered that a demo of its song "I Disappear", which was supposed to be released in combination with the Mission: Impossible II soundtrack, was receiving radio airplay.

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11. In April 1992, Metallica appeared at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and performed a three-song set.

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12. In October 1990, Metallica entered One on One Recording's studio in North Hollywood to record its next album.

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13. In 1989, Metallica received its first Grammy Award nomination for.

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14. In February 1984, Metallica supported Venom on the Seven Dates of Hell tour, during which the bands performed in front of 7,000 people at the Aardschok Festival in Zwolle, Netherlands.

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15. In May 1983, Metallica traveled to Rochester, New York to record its debut album, Metal Up Your Ass, which was produced by Paul Curcio.

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16. In early 1982, Metallica recorded its first original song, "Hit the Lights", for the Metal Massacre I compilation.

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17. As of 2017, Metallica is the third best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling a total of 58 million albums in the United States.

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18. In 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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