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Metallica

January 7, 2011 Lars Gotrich hasn't heard any of Metallica's first four albums... until now.

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Guitarist Kirk Hammett (left) and his band Metallica will join classical pianist lang Lang on stage at the Grammy wards telecast Sunday night.

January 24, 2014 They may be odd bedfellows but the band and the piano superstar both know how to shred.

Lou Reed and Metallica.

October 19, 2011 The unlikely Lou Reed and Metallica collaboration has inspired fans to pre-cover Lulu with a wink.

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Metallica at a packed concert this week at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

August 15, 2013 Improved venues and a growing fan base are drawing more international acts to China.

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Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center).

July 9, 2013 This week, All Songs Considered examines the music of the '90s at its best, worst and weirdest.

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