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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Metallica was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, April 4, 2009. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) gave the band's induction speech saying, "Their motivation was and is pure...This is outsider music and for it to do what it has done is truly mind-blowing...For the people who give it up and get rocked by Metallica, the world is a lot less lonely of a place. Metallica is fucking rad."


Metallica rehearses for their performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2009. Photo: Jann S. Wenner. From the Collection of James Hetfield 

Photos of James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Cleveland, Ohio, April 4, 2009, with Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), and Jeff Beck. Photos: Ross Halfin. From the Collection of James Hetfield 

All Access laminate pass from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Cleveland, Ohio, April 4, 2009. From the Collection of James Hetfield​