Timeline

1996

February 1, 1996

1996

February 10, 1996

Grammy Nomination

Metallica was nominated for Best Metal Performance "For Whom The Bell Tolls" from the Woodstock '94 recording.

1996

April 18, 1996

Space Ghost Interviews James & Kirk

James and Kirk are interviewed on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast for an episode airing in fall of 1996.
This is Metallica's first involvement with an animated program. They would later lend their voices to shows like Metalocalypse and Dave the Barbarian, among others.

1996

May 3, 1996

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May 21, 1996

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May 23, 1996

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June 4, 1996

Load Released

The cover is an art piece by Andres Serrano entitled "Blood and Semen III."

1996

August 21, 1996

1996

September 4, 1996

Band Wins VMA

New York, NY - Metallica performs "Until It Sleeps", wins Hard Rock Video for "Until It Sleeps."

1996

October 22, 1996

1996

November 13, 1996

1996

November 14, 1996

Metallica Crash MTV EMA's

Metallica surprises the world with a live performance of "Last Caress/So What" (scheduled to play "King Nothing"). All references to Metallica edited out of future broadcasts in Europe.

1996

November 18, 1996