Metal monarchs Metallica initially got their thrash
on in Los Angeles, but the band's perch atop this year's Outside Lands lineup is
appropriate given their stature as naturalized Bay Area folks, lured north in
1983 when they tried to draft bassist Cliff Burton, who stipulated a ... more move to El
Cerrito as a condition for hire. (Burton died three years later when the band's
bus crashed while they toured Sweden.) In the nearly three decades since,
Metallica have consolidated their reign as hard rock icons.