How did Metallica get its name?


Metallica's name originated from a suggestion by Lars Ulrich's friend, Ron Quintana. Quintana was considering names for his fan magazine and was debating between "Metal Mania" and "Metallica." Ulrich suggested that Quintana use "Metal Mania," allowing him to use "Metallica" for the band's name 1.

Metallica's Origin Story

Discover how Metallica got its name in this engaging chapter. Sean Hayes shares the story of his friend Ron Quintana and how he almost named the fan magazine "Metal Mania" instead. Learn about the pre-internet era and the DIY fan scenes that shaped the music industry.


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