Cliff Burton

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Metallica - Apollo Theater - 9/21/13

    Better Than: Megadeth. It was anything but amateur night at the Apollo Theater Saturday night as Metallica, unarguably the world's preeminent metal band, raged through a two hour-plus private concert on the hallowed Harlem stage. About 1,500 SiriusXM listeners were the fortunate audience members, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Ten Metal Albums to Hear Before You Die

    Experts. The world is full of them, now more than ever. There are panels full of them on cable news every night. They're clogging up your Twitter timeline. You overhear them everyday on the train. Everyone everywhere is an authority on everything. Everyone's an expert. Like "hipster" or "passion," t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    25 Classic Metal/Hardcore Photos from Louder Than Hell

    If you've got a lot of time on your hands and a heart full of darkness, you'd be wise to check out Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, out Tuesday on Harper Collins/It Books. The key word in that title is "Definitive." This is quite a weighty tome, over 600 pages across every twi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    James Hetfield And Kirk Hammett Look Back On Metallica's "Ride The Lightning"

    This weekend, Metallica will perform 1984's Ride the Lightning and 1991's Metallica during their Orion Music More Festival in Atlantic City. In the spirit of reviving those albums, frontman James Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett agreed to look back on a few tracks from both. Here's some di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Live: The Big 4 Go To Bat For Metal At Yankee Stadium

    River Avenue, 3:45 p.m. Most of the Anthrax shirt-wearers were inside by this point. ​ The Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Yankee Stadium Wednesday, September 14 Better than: "Nationals beat the Mets, 2-0. WP: Brad Peacock (1-0), LP: Mike Pelfrey (7-12)" Truth be told, the crowd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Rock-Critic Pop Quiz #6: Can You Name Metallica's Bass Players?

    Robert Trujillo looks none too pleased that no one knows his name​We've already proven that an entire generation of rock critics know precious little about rap, punk, r&b, Dylan, and the Doors (though we're not too ashamed about that last one). So, for the sixth edition of our crow-eating Are ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2007

    ZnöWhite's ZnöWhite, Blind Illusion's The Sane Asylum

    Thrash-metal also-rans run free a couple decades later

  • Music

    June 21, 2005

    Schizo Metal

    Serj Tankian and company talk about everything, do more

  • Film

    June 29, 2004

    Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

    Seminal speedmetal thrashers, despised by their own fans, seek and find psychiatric help