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Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton

Real/full name:
Clifford Lee Burton
24 (born Feb 10th, 1962)
Sep 27th, 1986
Died of:
Bus accident
Place of birth:
United States (Castro Valley, California)


He had two elder siblings, Scott and Connie. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Burton's interest in music began when his father introduced him to classical music and he began taking piano lessons. In his teenage years, Burton had an interest in rock, classical, and eventually heavy metal. He began playing the bass at age 13, after the death of his brother. His parents quoted him as ...


Burton was a fingerstyle player, unlike Ron McGovney (his predecessor in Metallica) and his subsequent replacements Jason Newsted and Robert Trujillo, who have all used a pick often or at least once, though the latter performs in mostly fingerstyle.

While on their tour in Sweden, the band was complaining about how bad the sleeping cubicles were in their bus. Cliff and Kirk Hammett drew cards ...

Agents of Misfortune

Bass (1981-1982)


Bass (1979-1981)

Fry by Nyte



Bass (1982-1986)

1983 Kill 'Em All Bass, Songwriting (track 5)
1983 Whiplash (Single) Bass
1984 Jump in the Fire (Single) Bass
1984 Ride the Lightning Songwriting (tracks 2-4, 7, 8), Bass, Vocals (backing)
1984 Creeping Death (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1986 Master of Puppets Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 8)
1986 Master of Puppets (Single) Bass
1987 Cliff 'Em All! (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Garage Inc. Vocals (backing) (CD2 tracks 6, 7), Bass
2007 Live Metallica: London, England - September 21, 1986 (Live album) Bass
2007 Live Metallica: Chattanooga, TN - July 29, 1986 (Live album) Bass
2008 Live Metallica: Charleston, WV - August 1, 1986 (Live album) Bass
2016 Fifth Member Exclusive Deluxe Box Set Sampler (Compilation) Bass
2020 For Whom the Bell Tolls (live) (Single) Songwriting (track 1)
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Spastik Children

Guitars, Vocals

The Chickenfuckers

Bass (1984)


Bass (1981-1982)

1982 Demo I (Demo) Bass

Vicious Hatred



1988 ...and Justice for All Songwriting (track 8)
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