Metallica is one of the most famous metal bands to ever exist, and for good reason. They played a huge role in the uprising of thrash metal in the 80s and 90s and had over ten #1 hits. Metallica has won 14 Grammys and sold over 100 million records worldwide. They're known for their high-energy stadium performances full of pyrotechnics. The band was originally created from a single newspaper ad when the drummer Lars put out a call for musicians to jam with. Well, the rest was history.