How old is the American heavy metal band “Metallica”?


Metallica is now 42 years old along with its band member in their 50s and 60s. 

For any rock music fan, it’s impossible not to have come across the legendary name of Metallica.

Metallica is the most iconic and influential American heavy metal band in the history of rock music. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles. The band has now successfully completed its four-decade-long journey. In the beginning, the band was established by vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

Lars Ulrich placed an ad in an LA newspaper which gave rise to the formation of the band “Metallica”. James Hetfield joined the band through that ad. Initially, Lloyd Grant and Dave Mustaine was their guitarist. Due to some circumstances, they were replaced by  Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton.

Jason Newsted joined the band in 1986 in place of Cliff Burton because of the unexpected death of the guitarist in a bus accident. however, Robert Trujillo took his place in 2001. 

“How old are the members of Metallica?”

Do you have any idea about the members of Metallica? Here we will unfold the band member’s details. James Hetfield (vocals and rhythm guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (lead guitar), and Robert Trujillo (bass) are the members of the legendary band .

Let’s take a brief overview of the band’s members.

James Hetfield

James Hetfield is the leading vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Metallica. He was born on August 3, 1963, and is currently 60 years old. His powerful vocal and stage presence is undoubtedly the best quality someone can possess. 

James Hetfield


Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist of Metallica. He was born on November 18, 1962, and is currently 61 years old. Kirk Hammett Ouija guitar is now one of the most limited edition guitars.

Kirk Hammett

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich is the drummer of Metallica. He was born on December 26, 1963, and is currently 59 years old. His playing, which encompasses jazz, punk, and funk is well-known.

lars ulrich

Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo is the bassist of Metallica. He was born on October 23, 1964, and is currently 58 years old. He joined the band officially on February 24, 2003. It’s been more than 20 years for him in the band.

Robert Trujillo


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