Metallica starts the US Monsters Of Rock tour with Kingdom Come, Dokken, Scorpions, and Van Halen. During the Monsters of Rock tour, Master of Puppets goes platinum.
Sammy Hagar of Van Halen tells Hit Parader magazine: "They'll be the new kings of rock, just you wait and see."
August 25, 1988
…And Justice For All is released. It's the first Metallica record to enter the Billboard top 10. On Halloween of 1988, the album is certified gold and platinum simultaneously. Ironically, the album features a song that Cliff Burton helped write titled "To Live Is To Die."
"The band's breakneck tempos and staggering chops would impress even the most elitist jazz-fusion aficionado."
December 6, 1988
Metallica shoot their first music video for "One" which features clips from the film Johnny Got His Gun.
The band perform "One" at the Grammy Awards. The song is nominated for Best Metal Performance along with Jane's Addiction, Jethro Tull, Iggy Pop and AC/DC.
Lita Ford and Alice Cooper chuckle as they award the Grammy to Jethro Tull. The band add a sticker to their album that says "Grammy Award LOSERS"
Metallica are nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for "One" only to loose to Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine." When GN'R's Duff McKagan makes his acceptance speech, he says that he felt Metallica deserve the honor.