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.
Two of thrash metal's finest make it to the quarterfinals of our Greatest Metal Bassist competition. Get ready for this 'Big 4' battle.
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. The thrash band is driven by pummeling speed and rhythm, while Burton used his bass as a bit of a l
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.
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.
Long before the Big 4 concerts, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and before the release of the multiplatinum Black Album, Metallica were an up-and-coming thrash metal outfit on the path to big, big things. On Sept. 27, 1986, that journey took Metallica to the roads of Europe, where the band was on a late-summer trek riding overnight in a tour bus from Sweden to Denmark. Tragically, the bus flipped over in unseasonably chilly weather, killing bassist Cliff Burton, the man many considered the heart and soul of Metallica. The other three members were shaken up but survived.