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Now, you or someone you love, can be the sole owner of any Metallica moment, past, present or future.

For example, imagine giving your loved one the minute you first met Metallica, the minute Metallica was born or another meaningful Metallica moment.

Now you can give that exact date and time, beautifully presented in its very own framed 'Certificate of Ownership' from the 'Universal Time Registry' for just £9.99 + p&p.

Once that minute has been taken by you, it's yours forever. Nobody else can own the same minute. This is truly a unique gift.

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Own a minute in the life of Metallica

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  • 21 February 1986 The album entitled "Master of Puppets" was released which according fans was their best work and is considered to be the greatest heavy metal album of all time.
  • 27 September 1986 During a European leg of shows, bassist Cliff Burton died near Ljungby, Sweden when Metallica's tour bus skidded off an icy road and flipped over.
  • 7 March 1999 Metallica were inducted into San Francisco Walk of Fame.
  • 21 April 1999 Metallica recorded two performances with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, then conducted by Michael Kamen.
  • 11 July 2000 Lars Ulrich provided a statement to a Senate Judiciary Committee regarding copyright infringement.
  • 10 June 2003 Metallica released their eighth full-length studio album, St.Anger considered their worst album to date by many fans.
  • 8 February 2004 Metallica won their 7th Grammy.
  • 20 September 2005 Metallica went to the studio to record their voice parts for their appearance in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.
  • 13 November 2005 Metallica played the first show with the Rolling Stones.
  • 16 February 2006 Metallica officially announced on their official website, that after their 15+ year relationship, longtime producer Bob Rock has stepped down from recording Metallica's next studio album.

Rocking Heavy with Metallica

Formed in 1981 by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, Metallica helped develop the genre of heavy metal, or thrash metal, in the United States. Their original following in California was built by word of mouth and live performances before they traveled to New York and signed a contract with Megaforce Records. The band had fluctuating guitarists, but continued to create unique music leading to their first release in 1983 entitled Kill ‘Em All. Because of the unique heavy metal style, the album did not reach great heights on the charts but it did gather a strong gathering in the metal music crowds.

Metallica’s second album in 1984 included some surprising differences that set the band apart from other heavy metal bands. Ride the Lightning had several slower, more introspective songs that made this album significantly different than their previous release.

In 1984, Metallica moved to a new label, Elektra Records, and released a third album entitled Master of Puppets. This album went to no. 29 on the charts although no singles were released from it. Most fans think of this album as their greatest piece of work.

In 1986 a tragic bus accident took the life of Metallica’s bassist Cliff Burton. This left the band with the hard decision of whether to carry on with a replacement or not. After much deliberation with Burton’s family, the band did decide to replace the bassist to continue their career. Their first release after adding Jason Newsted was in 1988 with And Justice For All. However, their most successful album was the 1991 release Metallica, which hit no. 1 on the charts and went platinum within a few weeks.

Metallica’s sound began changing with their albums Load and Reload. The sales of these two albums were lower than their other three releases because fans saw them as drifting back to the mainstream of rock. The band hit hard times in 2001 when Newsted left Metallica, and Hetfield had to go into rehab for addictions. In 2003 after fear of the band being over, Metallica began again with Robert Trujillo as bassist. They released St. Anger, their eighth album, in June of that year winning them a Grammy despite much criticism of the album‘s sound.

Now, the band has replaced their producer and they are working on a new release for 2007.

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