Super7 celebrates what would have been the 62nd birthday of legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton yesterday (10th) by releasing the highly detailed Ultimates! action figure inspired by Burton’s iconic image. Known as “The Major Rager,” Burton’s figure features intricate sculpting and premium paint detailing, accompanied by two interchangeable heads and multiple hands, along with accessories like a bass guitar with removable energy effect and a lightning hammer.
Meanwhile, Metallica recently celebrated winning the “Rock Tour Of The Year” honor at the 2024 Pollstar Awards. Their 2023 tour grossed an impressive $125.8 million, with over 1.2 million tickets sold across 19 shows.
Lars Ulrich accepted the win and shared the following speech on Wednesday (7th):
“Forty-two years ago, we started not too far from here. Our little rock and roll band started over in Downey. And we were outsiders, misfits, disenfranchised, trying to figure out what the fuck was up down and sideways. I was 17; James was 18. And the idea that we could win awards like this 42 years later would at that time seem so fucking preposterous and just, like, a total mindfuck.
To be in the same category as artists like Bruce Springsteen and The Grateful Dead and to go on a tour like we’ve just been on this year where we’ve played actually a couple nights over at SoFi [Stadium in Los Angeles] which is literally, literally down the street from where we started is totally fucking crazy. So, the fact that we’re still around and functioning, or somewhat functioning, I’m very grateful for.
But the fact that hard music, heavy music is still such a force to be reckoned with, and that the fans and even the mainstream audience has embraced it over the last three or four decades is totally, totally crazy cool. So, thank you to all the fans and the industry for that.”