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.
It doesn't get more legendary than Cliff Burton and Steve Harris! Support for both of these musicians has been overwhelming ever since we launched our Greatest Metal Bassist tournament. In what's sure to be a tough fight, these two classic metal bassists battle for supremacy.
In this matchup, we have two proficient bassists who interject melody with their rhythm-oriented bands. One helped give depth to his band's music, while the other compliments the progressive nature of his band.
Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton left this world far too early. His unique lead playing style can be heard on the first three Metallica albums, with his bass solo ‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’ showcasing his signature style...
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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