We remember Cliff Burton with our picks for the Top 10 songs from his time in Metallica.
Metallica's Cliff Burton is one of the most beloved figures in the history of hard rock and metal and his memory lives on with the legacy of the band's early albums. One of the future rockers who was influenced by the work of Burton and his Metallica bandmates was Machine Head's Robb Flynn, who posted a new journal entry reflecting on what Burton meant to him in honor of the celebration of the bassist's birthday.
This is the time of year when musicians begin salivating, as the annual NAMM Convention is set for this coming weekend -- Jan. 24 - 27 -- in Anaheim. One of the items guaranteed to be turning some heads is the new Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass, designed with the consent of the late Metallica bassist's family and bandmates.
A position that is sometimes overlooked in other bands, the role of bassist in Metallica has had quite a hectic history. From dealing with the death of one bassist to the quitting of a couple others, Metallica have overcome certain obstacles many bands never have to face...
Cliff Burton was a musician who will always be remembered by metal fans. Burton was killed in a tragic bus accident more than 25 years ago and his name has remained strong within metal circles ever since. Today (Feb. 10), on what would have been Cliff Burton's 50th birthday, we have already celebrated the late Metallica bassist with a list of his Top 10 Songs with Metallica, but now we pay tribute again with a special poll - Favorite Cliff Burton-era Metallica Album.
Joining Metallica in 1982, a year before the release of 'Kill 'Em All,' former bassist Cliff Burton's impact on the metal band couldn't be more significant. From his signature finger-picking style to the energy and passion he brought to the band, Burton will forever remain a major part of Metallica's history and will always be in the hearts of fans across the world.