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VIDEO: Metallica On Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton would've turned 56 today.

Burton’s influence on metal as a whole was revisited with the release of Metallica: Back To The Front, a book the chronicles the history of the band’s 1986 album Master Of Puppets, which was Burton’s final album.  The video below shows James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo reflecting on Burton, as well as his father, Ray.

Besides cranking up the first three Metallica albums today, we couldn’t think of a more moving way to honor the life of one of metal's best bassists of all time.

Metallica: Back to the Front - Reflecting on Cliff & Ray Burton

"Metallica: Back to the Front" arrives in bookstores on September 13. Pre-order the Deluxe Edition at or the Standard Hardcover Edition at or​. #MOPBook

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.