Metallica: 40 Years and Still Destroying

40 Years. 2 Nights. Watch Now.

40 years in and Metallica continues to dominate metal, music and the world. The band celebrated this massive milestone with two epic shows beamed live around the globe via The Coda Collection. And now, both shows are remixed and re-edited for maximum impact, available to relive again and again. Don’t miss career-spanning setlists across both nights, each loaded with surprises for the most diehard of fans — from a live debut of “Fixxxer” on Night One to a rare full performance of “Am I Evil?” on Night Two. Plus, each show is enhanced with insider insights and the facts fans crave via the all-new Coda Companion. Go now.

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Metallica + The Coda Collection

These TWO Metallica 40th anniversary live shows are just the first of many exclusive releases still to come. The Coda Collection has partnered with Metallica to bring you a series of concert and documentary films available only on our premium Amazon Prime Video channel. Get ready:

March 24: Cunning Stunts

March 24: Orgullo, Pasión, y Gloria

March 31: 40 Years of Metallica, Night One

April 7: 40 Years of Metallica, Night Two

April 21: A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Part 1

April 28: A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Part 2

May 19: Quebec Magnetic

June 9: Français Pour une Nuit

Keep an eye out for additional Metallica exclusives and collectables throughout 2022.

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Metallica 40th Merchandise

40 years strong, and Metallica is still reigning. Celebrate this milestone with an official shirt direct from the 40 Years of Metallica celebration — created by some of the band’s favorite artists. Order yours today.

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The Memory Remains: An Immersive History

The 40 definitive moments — and their details — that shaped Metallica’s unprecedented career. Curated and written by Bob Gendron.
October 1981
Metallica forms when drummer Lars Ulrich reaches out to vocalist James Hetfield about starting a band. The pair initially met in Los Angeles that May after guitarist Hugh Tanner and Hetfield — then in a group called Leather Charm — answered a classified Ulrich posted in a local paper, the Recycler, seeking like-minded metal musicians. It was an inauspicious introduction. “Lars was there with a hodgepodge drum kit that was three different colors and he had two cymbals that were cracked and fallen over,” Hetfield recalls.


40 years of history and metal mayhem begin here.