Best Members of Metallica

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1James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Greatest Vocalist ever, I have been a fan of metallica since I was ten, I loved listening to enter sandman, then got into thier less known stuff. James will always be rhe best vocalist ever, just listen to Nothing else matters, mama said and low mans lyric and you will see just how amazing his vocals are, METALLICA 4 EVA! - dragon13304

If four people are god, then it's Maynard James Keenan, James Hetfield, Danny Carey, and Dave Mustaine. - Crash

I get the table thing.

Everyone chill out, I'm a table - Metallicafan01

He is awesome

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2Cliff BurtonClifford Lee "Cliff" Burton was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.

Should be No. 1.

Why was Trapped Under Ice and Escape the worst songs on Ride The Lightning? Probably because they were the only ones where Cliff Burton wasn't one of the writers.

Why was Master of Puppets so good? Well, It probably wouldn't of been so good if Cliff Burton didn't write some of the song. Damage Inc. would of been my least favorite song in the album if Burton didn't write it, and I would of hated Orion if it weren't for him.

Thinking about others (Wikipedia), Check.
Christian, Check.
Made Metallica a good band, Check.

Pretty much the best Metallica member of all time.

Should be No. 1.

Why was Trapped Under Ice and Escape the worst songs on Ride The Lightning? Probably because they were the only ones where Cliff Burton wasn't one of the writers.

Why was Master of Puppets so good? Well, It probably wouldn't of been so good if Cliff Burton didn't write some of the song. Damage Inc. would of been my least favorite song in the album if Burton didn't write it, and I would of hated Orion if it weren't for him.

Thinking about others (Wikipedia), Check.
Christian, Check.
Made Metallica a good band, Check.

Pretty much the best Metallica member of all time.

How can you put this god in the 4th place he deserves to 1st RIP CLIFF!

There isn't a band out there that this guy wouldn't have been the most valuable member of.

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3Kirk Hammet

There is no picture because his name is spelled wrong. - Music_Lover123

Ok, so Dave Mustaine was just a talented songwriter and guitar player, who was famous for being good at it.

Kirk Hammett is a terrible guitarist, who uses a wah pedal to make things easy, and was only famous because of the band he's in. His riffs were also not as good (except for Enter Sandman) and the solos were just ok.

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4Lars UlrichLars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica.V1 Comment
5Jason NewstedJason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.

The most amazing bass player in the history of metal music - munkee_linc97

Jason was the best member personality-wise during his time in the band. And he still is a talented bassist and will always remain one :). - CrimsonShark

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6Dave MustaineDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal ...read more.

Dave is an an incredible musician, there is no doubt about that. However, he was just not the best fit for Metallica, and if he were still with Metallica to this day, then there would be no Megadeth.

I think Metallica should've stuck with their original guitarist and bassist.

People give him more credit then he deserves. He isn't even as technical as his own guitarist in megadeth - Sabbath

The biggest mistake Metallica ever made was firing mustaine

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7Robert TrujilloRoberto Agustin Trujillo, better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician known for his role as the current bassist of heavy metal band Metallica.V1 Comment
8Ron McGovney

Shouldn't be on the list because he was only a member for less than a year and didn't even contribute to the band. All he got was a garage demo, and played during the 30th anniversary. I might of put him in the top 3 if he never left Metallica, and they probably would've always been good.

But he decided to quit and let Metallica get terrible. Cliff Burton wasn't too bad, but if he were still alive, I bet Metallica would be worse than they are today. Jason Newsted was actually pretty good, had a nice bassline in "My Friend of Misery", but none of the albums were as good. Robert Trujillo is just the metal bassist you shouldn't care about because when he joined, they were making St. Anger, and Death Magnetic and Lulu came out, and James became a table.

So basically, thanks to him quitting the band, Metallica became terrible, but not until after Burton's death, and this is why nobody cares about him. Also, he was not a placeholder, he was a real member.

9Bob Rock

Did the bass on St. Anger after Newstead left and before they hired Trujillo -

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