Metallica and Billabong Shares Their Latest Collaboration: “Master of Puppets”

Metallica and Billabong have released their latest collaboration, branded surf and casual lifestyle wear collection. The latest series is based on the classic artwork from Master of Puppets (Elektra Records). Previous collections included designs from other seminal Metallica albums such as Lill Em All and Ride The Lightning! Buy your gear today! Continue reading

Ray Burton, Father of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, Has Passed away

Sad news as Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, passed away on Wednesday, January 15. He was 94. Burton’s death was confirmed by his daughter and Cliff’s sister — Connie, who wrote in a social media post earlier today: “To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday. Rest in peace Dad.” As shown in Adam Dubin’s 2019 film Murder In The Front Row, Ray and his wife Jan encouraged Cliff to study classical music and take piano lessons, later buying him a bass for Christmas at age 13, after his brother Scott died. After forming the band Trauma in San Francisco, Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets. He also co-wrote To Live Is to Die from …And Justice For All and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Metallica on April 4, 2009. Cliff died in the tragic bus accident that claimed his life on September 27 th, 1986. We send our sympathies out to Connie and the Burton and Metallica family as this difficult time. Continue reading

Metallica Teams Up with Stance On a Line of Socks

Metallica has made a deal with Stance for a line of themed socks promoting classic Metallica albums Kill Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets! You can order them now from the links below. Stance has collaborated with many bands in the past, including Iron Maiden, Slayer, and Motörhead. According to the Los Angeles Times, Stance Socks typically cost $50 per pair, before shipping. Continue reading

Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” Live in Berlin

Metallica is on their final run of dates of their summer Worldwired Tour of Europe, with openers Ghost and Bokassa. Watch pro-shot video of them performing their Master of Puppets classic deep cut ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’ live in Berlin!

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