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The Resume

    (1981- )
    Formed in Los Angeles, California
    Formed by Denmark born drummer, Lars Urlich
    Released the albums 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Ride the Lightning,' 'Master of Puppets,' '...And Justice For All,' 'Metallica (Black Album),' 'Load' and 'Reload'
    Original band included David Mustain of Megadeath
    Multi-Grammy winners
    Headlined Lollapalooza '96
    Performed at Woodstock '99
    Wrote the song 'Enter Sandman' for the comic book hero 'Sandman'
    Won an American Music Favorite Heavy Metal Artist Award (1997)
    The performed the 'Multimillion Decibel March' in Philadelphia

Why they might be annoying:

    Ulrich's friend came up with the name 'Metallica' for a magazine, Ulrich said it was not a good name, and then stole it.
    They sued Electra Records, seeking release from their recording contract.
    They sued Victoria's Secret for using their trademark name, 'Metallica' for a shade of lipstick (2000).
    They tried to throw their fans off of Napster for downloading their music.
    They filed a copyright infringement and racketeering lawsuit against Napster, Yale University, the University of Southern California, and Indiana University (2000).
    People who downloaded Metallica's music off Napster were banned from using Napster again.
    They were pissed at Howard Stern who dress as Fartman presented them with a MTV Award. They didn't like him stealing their thunder (1992). They are now friends.
    The drummer Lars stole Matt Damon's girlfriend Skylar.
    The group was arrested for being drunk and vandalizing a movie theater.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They are one of the most influential band of modern rock.
    They were involved in an accident in Sweden (1986), where their tour bus overturned, killing a band member (Cliff Burton).
    Ozzy Osbourne was the last act that they opened for.
    They try not to rip off their fans and expect the same courtesy (since they are one of the few artists that have ownership of their own music).
    Frontman James Hetfield walked into a pyrotechnic during a show, lit his arm on fire and boiled his skin.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 121 Votes: 44.63% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 152 Votes: 48.03% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 156 Votes: 43.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 84 Votes: 54.76% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 54 Votes: 64.81% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 68 Votes: 73.53% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 89.47% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 89 Votes: 46.07% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 52 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 71 Votes: 52.11% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 93 Votes: 60.22% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 109 Votes: 62.39% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 234 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 126 Votes: 63.49% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 189 Votes: 55.03% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 314 Votes: 49.36% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 833 Votes: 48.86% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1456 Votes: 45.81% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1494 Votes: 52.34% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 4236 Votes: 70.33% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6005 Votes: 71.59% Annoying