That's the current line up, but as longer standing members of the band, thay've had Cliff Burton (Bass, Backing Vocals) who tragically died after a coach accident, who was then replaced by Jason Newstead, another phenomenal player, and was in the band when they recorded arguably their greatest album, 'Metallica' (or The Black Album, as it's sometimes known).
They've also had Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitarist) in the band, who was amazingly talented, but got fired due to addictions, but went on to form his own band Megadeth, and has sold around 10 Million records.
Kill 'Em All
Ride The Lightning
Master Of Puppets
...And Justice For All
During the recording of St Anger, they had cameras filming them, which eventually formed the Documentry 'Some Kind of Monster', which revealed cracks in the band, but they pulled through, and made a decent album, although some people didn't like it, because it related to the date at the time (No solos etc.).
Hopefully, 'Tallica should be back in the studio soon and recording a new album, on par with MoP and Metallica.
Me: Well, read my absurdly long description on UD
In 2002 (or was it 03?) they released St. Anger, an album which shocked us again at how low they could go. They completely removed the guitar solo (a vital part of the heavy metal song) from all the songs. This resulted in their worst album and their grouping with nu-metal.
One shouldn't forget, however, that their 80's albums are some of the best from that decade, including great tracks like Fade To Black, Sanitarium, One, Ride The Lightning, Battery, The Four Horsemen, Master Of Puppets.
Friend: With the symphony? Yeah, that was cool, pity James's voice has gone down the drain.
James Hetfield - Guitar, vocals
Lars Ulrich - Drums
Kirk Hammett - Guitar
Rob Trujillo - Bass
Cliff Burton - Bass
Jason Newsted - Bass, Backing vocals
Dave Mustaine - Guitar, vocals
Ron McGoveny - Bass
Lloyd Grant - Guitar