Photographer Harald Oimoen on Cliff Burton: "He Was the Most Level-Headed Guy in Metallica"
December will see the release of Murder In The Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, a retrospective which includes 400 photos chronicling the rise of San Francisco's thrash scene in the mid '80s.
Brutal Existence Radio recently caught up with photographer and co-author of Murder in the Front Row Harald Oimoen, who among other things, shared some memories of late Metallica bassist and friend Cliff Burton.
Cliff was like the greatest, most down-to-Earth guy ever. It's interesting to think what Metallica would sound like now, if he was still with the band. He was the most level-headed guy in the band, I think. They used to go to him, he was the tiebreaker when there was a decision to be made. If they were going to do something that was lame or stupid, he would kinda stop them from doing that. Cliff was amazing. He was brutally honest, too, if he didn't like something he let you know about it."
You can check out the full interview here.
You Might Also Like...
3 hours 25 min ago
3 hours 48 min ago
5 hours 14 min ago
6 hours 48 min ago
7 hours 2 min ago
April 2014 Guitar World: Kiss Celebrate Their 40-Year Dynasty, 15 Hall-of-Fame-Worthy Bands, Best of NAMM, Scorpions, Acoustic Shred and More7 hours 7 min ago
7 hours 18 min ago
In the Magazine
Most Commented Articles
GUITAR WORLD ON FACEBOOK
Guitar World on Twitter
- 1 of 357