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32 Years Ago: Cliff Burton Plays First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step toward becoming the kings of thrash metal when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist Cliff Burton.

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28 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in a Bus Accident

Metallica were on top of the metal world in 1986. But the band's year ended with a crushing blow after bassist Cliff Burton died in a bus accident while touring overseas.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Looks Back on Cliff Burton’s Death: ‘Words Can’t Really Describe How Dark It Was’

With the 28th anniversary of Cliff Burton's tragic death arriving today, the Metallica bassist's legacy looms large for fans and friends -- including Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Reflects on Cliff Burton’s Death During Chris Jericho Podcast

Metallica and Anthrax are not only part of 'The Big 4,' but also came up through the metal ranks at the same time. Their shared history dates back to the '80s, and sadly Anthrax were there with Metallica during the most traumatic and tragic event of their early career -- the death of bassist Cliff Burton.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reflects on the Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton

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.

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Cliff Burton Aria Pro II Signature Bass to Debut at 2013 NAMM Convention

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.

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Metallica Offers Free 1984 Concert Download as Tribute to Cliff Burton

The world of Metallica was rocked on Sept. 27, 1986, when the band's bassist -- Cliff Burton -- was killed in a bus accident. He joined up with the group just four years earlier, but in that time,

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