Metallica partner with MasterClass for a 15-part course on how to be in a rock band

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After leaving an indelible mark on the world of music with a four-decade-long career, 10 hugely successful studio albums and countless live shows, one might wonder what's left for the world-dominating heavy metal four-piece that is Metallica.

But for James Hetfield and co, it's clear: channel all the knowledge and experience gained from years of relentless writing and touring, and teach their loyal fans how to create and be in a band.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.