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

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

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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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Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica Songs

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A list of the Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica songs, featuring the band's late bass player.

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31 Years Ago: Cliff Burton’s First Show With Metallica

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

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Metallica Offers Free 1984 Concert Download as Tribute to Cliff Burton

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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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Happy 50th Birthday To The Late Cliff Burton Of Metallica

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Today (Feb. 10) would have been the 50th birthday of former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, had his life not ended far too early. Burton performed on the band's first three classic studio albums, and his influence is still felt strongly in the worlds of rock, thrash and metal.

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