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Cliff Burton (1962–1986)

Clifford Lee Burton was born on February 10, 1962 in Castro Valley, California. As a youngster he always liked music, listening to genres such as blues, classical, country and jazz, and he even liked the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He loved all kinds of music, and when he attended college he became educated in music theory. At the age of six... See full bio »

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 2013 Metallica Through the Never (writer: "For Whom the Bells Tolls", "Orion" - as Hetfield'/Urich/Burton) / (writer: "Ride the Lightning", "Creeping Death", "Master Of Puppets")
 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Documentary) (writer: "Fade to Black")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets")
 2011 WrestleMania XXVII (TV Special) (writer: "For Whom The Bell Tolls")
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.52 (2010) ... (writer: "Ride the Lightning")
 2009 Zombieland (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "One")
 2007 Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Documentary) (writer: "Fade to Black")
 2006 The Darwin Awards (writer: "No Leaf Clover", "Sad but True" - as Clifford Lee Burton)
 2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets" - as Burton)
 2005 The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets")
 2004 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets", "Damage, Inc.", "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - as Burton)
 2003 Old School (writer: "Master Of Puppets")
 1999 American Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Fight Fire With Fire")
 1998 Metallica: Cunning Stunts (Video documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Ride the Lightning", "Fight Fire with Fire", "Master of Puppets")
 1997 Spawn (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls (The Irony of it All)" - as Burton)
 1996 Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Documentary) (writer: "The Call of Ktulu", "Orion")
 1987 Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! (Video documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death", "Damage, Inc.", "Master of Puppets", "Fade To Black", "For Whom The Bell Tolls")
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Before joining Metallica, Burton played in the bands A.D. 2 Million, Agents Of Misfortune, EZ Street, and Trauma.


Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Why should we change on stage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy, it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way.

Trivia:

Metallica's instrumental song "Orion" (found on their 1986 album, "Master of Puppets") was played at Burton's funeral. See more »

Trademark:

Unique bass style with heavy use of effects and distortion See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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