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Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! (1987)

Cliff 'Em All, Metallica's first video, is a tribute to late original bassist Cliff Burton. James Hetfield describes it as "a compilation of bootleg footage shot by sneaky Metallifux, stuff... See full summary »
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Cliff 'Em All, Metallica's first video, is a tribute to late original bassist Cliff Burton. James Hetfield describes it as "a compilation of bootleg footage shot by sneaky Metallifux, stuff shot for TV that was never used, but we've held onto, home footage, personal fotos and us drunk. But most important, it's really a look back at the 3-1/2 years that Cliff was with us and includes his best bass solos and the home footage and pix that we feel best capture his unique personality and style." Written by Erik Kirchner <metnever@msn.com>

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Written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
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Back in the Day
13 February 2009 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I remember when there were two camps in Heavy Metal. There were the poseur pussy camp who listened to Bon Jovi, Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue, etc. and then there was the true heavy metal or thrash metal camp that listened to Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, etc. To this day I can remember when Cliff died because to heavy metal fans this was our "JFK" moment where you knew exactly where you were and what you were doing when you found out Cliff had died. Everyone thought Metallica was finished but Jason joined the band, "Garage Days" came out and the rest is history. Kirk Hammett said that there was only one bunk on the bus, so him and Cliff flipped a coin and Kirk lost. Think how different things would be if that coin flip would have come out differently. Not only did Kirk lose the coin flip, but everyone who loved Cliff lost that day too. R.I.P. Cliff you will always be loved and missed.


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