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MTV Icon Award

In May 2003, between the recording and release of St. Anger, Metallica was named an MTV Icon. The band performed a medley of their songs with Robert Trujillo in his first televised performance as Metallica's bassist.


MTV Icon diamond plate steel sign that currently hangs in HQ, San Rafael, California. Photo: Jeff Yeager. From the Metallica Collection

Promotional poster in support of Metallica's televised MTV Icon award, 2003. From the Collection of James Hetfield

Door sign from the MTV Icon performance, May 2003. From the Metallica Collection