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32 Years later, Metallica continues to remember Cliff Burton

Posted by on September 27, 2018

Today marks thirty two years since the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton died due to a horrific bus accident in Sweden. We reflected on his passing two years ago as well as honored his eternal legacy. Earlier today, Metallica has shared an image of Burton with a short comment reading, “We miss you every day, […]

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Stream available for Cliff Burton documentary ‘The Salvation Kingdom’

Posted by on May 7, 2018

The Salvation Kingdom, a new documentary about the life and death of late Metallica bassist, Cliff Burton, is now available. In this film, Burton’s biological big sister, Connie Burton, reveals untold stories as she answers questions such as his favorite hobbies, how often he practiced music, his spiritual beliefs, what Metallica would be if he […]

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Alameda County, CA naming this Saturday Cliff Burton Day

Posted by on February 7, 2018

One of the saddest things about former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton’s death was how young he was when it happened. The talented bassist was only 24 when he died after Metallica’s bus crashed in 1986 as the band was touring in support of Master of Puppets. His birthday is coming up on Saturday (10), and he […]

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Watch Metallica crush “Master of Puppets” from 1986

Posted by on November 7, 2017

When wondering what could have been had artists that died early lived on, you can put Metalllica’s Cliff Burton is in the same category as Randy Rhoads. And while we’ll never get Metallica’s original bassist back, the band will be giving fans a reason to pick up the deluxe version of his last album, 1986’s Master […]

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian reflects on Metallica’s “Orion” in reissue essay

Posted by on September 26, 2017

Metallica will be releasing the reissue of Master of Puppets on November 10th. Despite losing most of your funds from their recent WorldWired North American run, this box set is a must. It is the perfect addition for any die-hard Metallica fan as it includes demos, bootlegs, and pages about writing the album along with […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel recalls finding Burton, Newsted for Metallica

Posted by on August 22, 2017

Next Tuesday (29), Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel’s memoir, For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records will be released. It will reveal the full story on how the label was created. Slagel started his career working in a record store and eventually compiled a compilation album entitled Metal Massacre which […]

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Metallica play intimate, emotional show at Webster Hall; debut “Moth Into Flame”

Posted by on September 28, 2016

Although it technically started last month with the unveiling of “Hardwired” before their show in Minneapolis, the promotional machine has kicked into high gear for Metallica’s forthcoming Hardwired… To Self Destruct, which will be out on November 18th. In the past week, they’ve played the Global Citizen Festival, unveiled a new single, played a SiriusXM town […]

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Metallica’s Cliff Burton died 30 years ago today

Posted by on September 27, 2016

Thirty years ago, the world lost one of the most talented bassists imaginable, Cliff Burton. His gifts spoke like no other, as he was driven by the music, the creation and held a tenacity to go above and beyond which has made Metallica become the legends that they are. Many feel that Metallica died, the […]

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Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ turns 30 today

Posted by on March 3, 2016

Metallica are hands down one of the biggest bands in rock history. But while it was 1991’s self-titled Black Album that brought them to the masses, their first real breakthrough album, Master of Puppets, was released 30 years ago today. Quite possibly the band’s finest moment, it’s hard to believe that the fully-formed Master was only the band’s […]

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Check out Metallica’s Anesthesia performed on an upright bass

Posted by on May 18, 2015

In another installment in the seemingly perpetual series of Metallica covers comes a pretty awesome take on one of Cliff Burton’s more notable masterpieces. Multi-instrumentalist and Youtube sensation Rob Scallon is celebrating what he calls “May-tallica” with a series of instrumental covers of some of the band’s works. Scallon kicked the month off with a […]

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