The band lands its first leader since 2009.
Metallica pushes 2-1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs radio airplay chart (dated Oct. 8) with "Hardwired," the lead single from the band's album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, due Nov. 18.
The track is the metal legends' eighth No. 1 on the chart, and first since "Cyanide," which led for two weeks in April 2009. The quartet's Mainstream Rock Songs-topping heritage dates 20 years back to "Until It Sleeps," which began an eight-week command in June 1996; despite first appearing on the chart in 1989, Metallica had not climbed higher than No. 10 until "Sleeps," having reached that rank with both "Enter Sandman" (1991) and "The Unforgiven" (1992).