Metallica’s Cliff Burton to Get a New KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Collectible Statue


KnuckleBonz, Inc. and The Cliff Burton Estate have collaborated on a Cliff Burton KnuckleBonz® Limited Edition Collectible Statue with a portion of all proceeds going to the Cliff Burton Music Scholarship Fund for Rising Youth Musicians. This looks liek a must have for any Metallica fan. Pre-sales now available at the link below; and only 3000 pieces will be available worldwide. The estimated ship date is early 2023.Continue reading

Sonic Wolves (ex-Ufomammut, ex-Pentagram) Release Music Video For Lemmy Tribute Song “CCKL”!

Italian heavy rockers Sonic Wolves, featuring former members of Ufomammut and Pentagram, have released a very special tribute EP, entitled It’s All A Game To Me. Featuring two high-voltage tracks dedicated to Motörhead icon Lemmy and Metallica’s Cliff Burton, this limited Vinyl edition is out now on Argonauta Records and as part of the labels‘ Argonauta 100Ltd. -series. To celebrate its release in style, today Sonic Wolves have shared a new video clip for the track on side A, “CCKL.” Watch the band’s tribute to the godfathers of rock ‘n’ roll, Motörhead, here:

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Watch The Official Memorial Livestream for Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton – “Cliff Burton Day 2022”

Influential early Metallica bassist Cliff Burton would have turned 60 years old yesterday, February 10th, 2022. He was honored with a special “Cliff Burton Day” live stream at with a special live stream on YouTube which you can see below. Emceed by Nicholas Gomez, the party will include Big Mick, Metal Joe, Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Dan Riley, Brian Lew, Dean Delray, Brian Slagel, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Mike Bordin (Faith No More), Canada Dave, Connie Burton and more!

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Super7’s ReAction Figure of Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton is On Sale Now

Super7 Toys has released their Metallica Cliff Burton ReAction Figure, in time for Cliff Burton Day, which is today February 10th. 2022. Today would have been Cliff’s 60th birthday! The 3.75” Cliff Burton ReAction figure includes his bass guitar and a hammer to “kill them all” accessories! Proceeds from this figure will benefit the Cliff Burton Scholarship Fund. The package is inspired by Metallica’s Ride The Lightning and the artwork is by Ed Repka. Check out this video with Brian Lew (Murder In The Front Row book, Super7) to discuss the release.

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Celebrate Cliff Burton (Metallica) Day With a Livestream Event and Exclusive Merch

Influential early Metallica bassist Cliff Burton would have turned 60 years old tomorrow, February 10th, 2022. He will be honored with a special “Cliff Burton Day” February 10th with a special live stream at with a special live stream at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST. Watch at the link below. In addition to many who knew Cliff personally, professionally and family, there will be a merch drop, specially designed by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, a new Super7 ReActionfigure of Cliff, the first for a member of Metallica, and more!

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Watch Metallica Celebrated by Mayor London Breed and The City of San Francisco for Their 40th Anniversary

Metallica has kicked off a weekend of celebrations all over their hometown of San Francisco in honor of their 40th Anniversary Concerts and city-wide takeover. Mayor London Breed welcomed Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from the band in a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. Watch it now!

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Watch Metallica’s Career-Spanning Interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music

To celebrate 40 years of Metallica, the band joins Zane Lowe for a career-spanning conversation exploring the group’s early days, seminal moments, lineup changes, and the secrets to longevity. They also discuss why their 2004 documentary ’Some Kind of Monster’ was so ahead of its time, gratitude for former bassist Jason Newsted, the status of new music on the way, and more. The band will perform two 40th anniversary shows at The Chase Center in their hometown of San Francisco, CA this December 17th and 19th.

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Cliff Burton Day Virtual Event Announced for February 10th

Legendary former Metallica bassist and Trash Metal Cliff Burton would have celebrated his 59th birthday this week, on February 10th. Burton passed away on September 27th, 1986 in the infamous Metallica bus crash in Sweden. This year to celebrate his life and music, there will be a virtual celebration on Twitch, hosted by Nicholas Gomez, and with guests such as Cliff;’s friends and peers Fred Cotton, James McDaniel, John Marshall, Harald Oimen (Photographer, thrash historian, bassist for ex –D.R.I., Murder In The Front Row book), Metal Maria, Corinne Lynn, Seann Killian (Vio-lence), and many more. Watch on February 10th at 7 PM PST, 10 PM EST, 3 AM GMT. at the link below.

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Trauma Vocalist Donnie Hiller Has Died

Sad news to report as Bay Area Thrash vocalist Donnie Hiller of Trauma has died. The news came across from the band’s Facebook page, which you can see below. Donnie died yesterday September 28th, 2020, after a short illness, but no cause of death was revealed. Trauma is of course linked to Metallica history as they got Cliff Burton to leave that band and join them instead in 1982. Their last album As the world dies released in 2019. We send our sympathies out to Donnie’s family, friends, and the band as well at this difficult time.

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Watch Metallica Play Live in Chicago in 1983 for #MetallicaMondays

Metallica’s weekly concert series #MetallicaMondays continues tonight with a livestream of the bands’ 1983 concert in Chicago! As they do every week, the band will host simultaneous fundraisers benefiting All Within My Hands via YouTube and Facebook. During the first two shows alone, fans raised tens of 1000s of dollars. Generous donations like these help AWMH provide grants like those for Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, and the USBG National Charity Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Continue reading