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Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica Songs

Cliff Burton
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We remember Cliff Burton with our picks for the Top 10 songs from his time in Metallica.

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello Talks About His Last Moment With Metallica’s Cliff Burton

Frank Bello / Cliff Burton
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Before Cliff Burton's demise, he had developed a strong friendship with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello.

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

Anthrax Scott Ian
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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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Cliff Burton vs. Steve Harris – Greatest Metal Bassist, Semifinals

Cliff Burton vs. Steve Harris
Elektra / Mary Ouellette, shewillshootyou.com

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.

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Cliff Burton vs. David Ellefson – Greatest Metal Bassist, Quarterfinals

Cliff Burton vs. David Ellefson
Elektra / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Two of thrash metal's finest make it to the quarterfinals of our Greatest Metal Bassist competition. Get ready for this 'Big 4' battle.

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Cliff Burton vs. Mike LePond – Greatest Metal Bassist, Round 2

Cliff Burton vs. Mike LePond
Elektra Records / Official Mike LePond Facebook

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.

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Cliff Burton vs. Shane Embury – Greatest Metal Bassist, Round 1

Cliff Burton vs. Shane Embury
Elektra Records / Official Napalm Death Facebook

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. The thrash band is driven by pummeling speed and rhythm, while Burton used his bass as a bit of a l

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

Machine Head-Cliff Burton
Machinehead1.com

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

Cliff Burton bass
Facebook: Cliff Burton / Ariaguitars.com

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 Offer Free Download of Classic Concert in Memory of Cliff Burton’s Passing

Metallica
Megaforce Records

Yesterday (Sept. 27) marked the 26th anniversary of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton's shocking death, prompting an outpouring of memories from fans -- as well as a tribute from his surviving bandmates.

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