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Cliff 'Em All: A Video Tribute to Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of one of the true legends of metal, late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Cliff's time with the band would last but three albums, but he left an indelible mark on the music world, lending his talents landmark albums like Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and, perhaps his masterpiece, Master of Puppets.

In honor of his memory, we've assembled ten classic Cliff videos below for your to jam out today as you celebrate the life and times of the most revered of metal bassists.

You can also check out outtakes from Revolver's interview with Lars Ulrich about Cliff's passing at this location.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.