Tag Archives: Cliff Burton

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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Today in Metal: ‘…And Justice for All’ by Metallica turns 26 years old

Posted by on August 25, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_ggFovJNo[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 26 years ago today, Metallica released their first album without Cliff Burton, and for good reason, called it …And Justice for All. This is Metallica’s first album without Cliff Burton, and the entirety […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Kill ‘Em All’ by Metallica turns 31 years old

Posted by on July 25, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4nCy5CITc8[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 31 years ago today, Metallica changed the face of metal with the release of Kill ‘Em All. This is just another one of those albums. What can I say about Metallica’s debut album […]

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Today in Metal: Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ turns 28

Posted by on February 24, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/K6LA7v1PApU[/youtube] There’s not much to more to be said about Metallica’s third album Master of Puppets that hasn’t already been said. Today, the classic album by the biggest of the Big 4 turns 28. The last album with Cliff Burton on it, it was the first thrash album to go platinum. Since February 24th, 1986, it’s […]

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Highlights of Scott Ian’s AMA

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Yesterday, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian headed over to Reddit to do an Ask Me Anything (AMA). While it was ostensibly about Ian’s “Speaking Words” tour that kicks off tomorrow, the line of questioning was definitely more towards his band than anything else. While a lot of what he spoke about was covered in our Metal […]

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Today’s the 27th anniversary of Cliff Burton’s death

Posted by on September 27, 2013

There aren’t a ton of iconic bassists in metal, but former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton stands head and shoulders above the rest. It was on this date in 1986 that Metallica’s bus flipped over in Sweden after hitting a patch of black ice. Burton, who’d been sleeping, was killed instantly at the age of 24. […]

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This is why the internet was invented: presenting Bass Dogs

Posted by on August 2, 2013

Some of the best ways to waste time on the internet is by following random Tumblr accounts. We’ve all seen Bargain Bin Blasphemy, in which old vinyl gets a metal makeover. It’s a distant cousin of Album Tacos, which is kind of self-explanatory. Now we can add Bass Dogs to the mix. Operating under the […]

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‘Louder Than Hell’ Authors Discuss Tackling Entire Metal Genre In One Book

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Both respected journalists in their own right, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman combined forces to write “The Definitive Oral History Of Metal.” Louder Than Hell was released last month, and the gargantuan book (736 pages) sums up the beginnings, past and present of an entire genre with plenty of stories, anecdotes and remembrances from the artists […]

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