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Metallica, Dave Mustaine, Faith No More, etc. pay tribute to Ray Burton

Posted by on January 20, 2020

Metallica have paid tribute to Ray Burton, the father of late bassist Cliff Burton, who passed away on Wednesday (15th).  The heartfelt message started out as a full statement from the band expressing how his “beaming face would regularly greet” them: “It is with incredible sorrow that we said farewell to Cliff’s dad Ray Burton […]

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Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist, Cliff Burton, has died

Posted by on January 19, 2020

We are deeply saddened to report, Ray Burton, the father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has passed away. Burton’s death was confirmed by his daughter/Cliff’s sister, Connie, who shared the news via social media, revealing he died on Wednesday. “To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday. Rest in peace, […]

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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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