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Despite personal tragedy and internal tensions (resulting in the band having to employ a group therapist during the recording of their last album) Metallica remain one of the most successful heavy metal bands the world has known, shifting 90 million albums. A ninth studio album is set for release in 2008.


They were excellant as always. Poor show on the BBC cutting them short

Never seen Metallica before great performance one of the best at Live Earth look forward to there new album

Charlotte Kinson
I was expecting them to be one of the ones who were unpopular, but I was suprised by how many people liked them! They went down really well, everyone seemed to enjoy them! Amazing set, my highlight was Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters was good too. One of the best acts there!

Metalica were almost back to their very best with this performance. Their sound was powerful and unyielding during the classics Enter Sandman and Sad But True. However the true Highlight was Nothing Else Matters, Hetfields vocal were heart felt and sincere and it was for my money the most moving perfomance of the day. My only complaint is that the BBC cut them short leaving British fans dissapointed and resorting to youtube to view the complete set.Metallica 9/10BBC 2/10

Absolutely awful...The old stuff from 1983-1989 (the first four albums) are pure metal classics, but they chose two songs which would "appeal to the crowd"... just shows how they just want to sell their souls and make money...

Condisdering the bands performing before them and the crowd in front of them, you would expect a band like Metallica to come on stage at a gig like this and die a death at the hands of Joe Public.Not so. From the open bars, James Hetfield and the band performed a stunner of a set motivating then crowd way more than previous acts. The huge feedback from the crowd during 'Nothing Else matters' showing that being metal doesn't mean being unpopular. One of the best performances of the day, only marred by the BBC's poor coverage of it on the TV broadcast.

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