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4 Apr, 2009

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 24th induction ceremony. Flea:

When a person gets rocking to their music, everything else disappears, and that person is just one with the rock. It is an inexplicable, awesome thing, and I bow down to it.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2009 - Metallica

8 Feb, 2004

Wins Grammy

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for St. Anger.

21 Feb, 2001

Wins Grammy

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for The Call Of Ktulu.

13 Apr, 2000

Sues Napster

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Metallica files a lawsuit against Napster in Central District of California, alleging Napster encourages piracy by allowing its users to download trade copyrighted songs. The suit, which also names the University of Southern California, Indiana University, and Yale University, accuses Napster of violating copyright infringement law and the Racketeering Influenced & Corrput Act (RICO). Drummer Ulrich says:

We take our craft — whether it be the music, the lyrics, or the photos and artwork — very seriously, as do most artists. It is therefore sickening to know that our art is being traded like a commodity rather than the art that it is. From a business standpoint, this is about piracy — a.k.a taking something that doesn’t belong to you; and that is morally and legally wrong. The trading of such information — whether it’s music, videos, photos, or whatever — is, in effect, trafficking in stolen goods.

23 Feb, 2000

Wins Grammy

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for Whiskey In The Jar.

24 Feb, 1999

Wins Grammy

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for Better Than You.

25 Feb, 1992

Wins Grammy

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Bet Metal Performance for Metallica.

20 Feb, 1991

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for Stone Cold Crazy.

21 Feb, 1990

Wins Grammy

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Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for One.