Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles. Consisting of four members, this band is one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time till present. This band has simplified and streamlined its music for a more commercial approach to appeal to mainstream audiences. Metallica have abandoned its aggressive, fast tempos to expand its music and expressive range.The band has sold more than 110 million records worldwide, making Metallica one of the most commercially successful bands of all time. Many fans have said that Metallica, easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the ’80s, responsible for bringing the music back to Earth.

Watch Metallica performing a song recognized as one of their best known and most popular song- Nothing Else Matters live at Nimes, France back in 2009.