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Kill 'Em All
On this day in 1982, Metallica made its live debut at the Radio City club in Anaheim, California. Future Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine was playing guitar that night, but by the time of the band's first album, KILL 'EM ALL, he'd been replaced by Kirk Hammett – who proved the final ingredient needed for the quartet to conquer the world. Tracks like "Whiplash" and "Seek And Destroy" showed that lead vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich knew how to put songs together, and instro "(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth" left little doubt that Cliff Burton was one of the best bassists around. One of the first true thrash metal sets, KILL 'EM ALL went on to sell more than 3 million copies, and earned a place on Kerrang!'s list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.