Kirk Hammett’s Childhood: Metallica Guitarist’s First 72 Seasons
Future rock star found refuge from his traumatic upbringing in comics and music.
Cliff Burton’s Childhood: Metallica Bassist’s First 72 Seasons
A tragic experience as a teen led to an unshakable determination to be the best.
James Hetfield’s Childhood: Metallica Star’s First 72 Seasons
A religious upbringing, alienated school life and the loss of his mother all played a role in the future frontman's formative years.
40 Years Ago: James Hetfield Plays First Metallica Show on Guitar
Band played at Lars Ulrich's Back Bay High School, set up on cafeteria stage typically used for plays.
40 Years Ago: Metallica’s Five-Piece Lineup Plays Their Only Show
After just one show, second guitarist Brad Parker vanished from Metallica's lineup.