On September 27, 1986, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton tragically died in a bus accident while the band was on tour in Europe. He was only 24.
Burton's influence on metal and his presence on those early Metallica records (1983's Kill'Em All, 1984's Ride The Lightning and 1986's Master of Puppets) is undeniable, and to say he's greatly missed is an understatement. To honor Burton's life, we look back at some of those killer bass solos and a couple stories from James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.
(Clips contain some NSFW language.)