The metal icons' 2-hour performance included classic tracks from their entire career.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
The prestigious award has been referred to as the “Nobel Prize for music”.
Previous winners of the prestigious prize include Elton John, Sting, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.
In co-operation with Feeding America, Metallica made contributions to its local partners in each city the band performed in during the 2017 stadium tour.
Iconic Us metal outfit Metallica are set to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize, which will be presented to them in June 2018
Metallica have revealed plans for 10 February to be named Cliff Burton Day in Alameda County, California, in honour of their late bassist
Metal titans Metallica are to reissue their landmark 1987 extended play $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited on a variety of formats
Motörhead men Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee have revealed they plan tributes to their late bandmates Lemmy and Fast Eddie Clarke in future
The five London dates on Metallica's acclaimed WorldWired world tour have smashed the previous records for concert attendance in the UK
Metallica's forthcoming show at Band Together Bay Area is to be streamed online through the band's website, YouTube and other forums
Metallica have shared a previously unheard live version of For Whom The Bell Tolls recorded in 1986 from their classic album Master Of Puppets
Metallica have said their new Beats 1 show on Apple Music featuring interviews with drummer Lars Ulrich is "unlike anything fans have ever heard"
Ritchie Blackmore has stated in an interview that he would consider reuniting with Deep Purple for one show only for "nostalgic reasons"...
According to Neilsen Music's mid-year charts, Metallica have sold the most rock albums of 2017 with their new album 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'