“If you came here to see spandex and big hair, this ain’t your band”, ’s “war cry” throughout the early eighties. While the rest of the hard rock bands wanted to get rich and a lot of women, , as in the words of former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, “Our hole existence pretty much was guitar, dominating the world and getting liquored up”.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was a new wave a British Heavy Metal entering the cassette and 8-track decks of people everywhere. Over in Denmark, current drummer Lars Ulrich, was a hug fan of this type of music. So obsessed with this music, Lars Ulrich wanted to start a heavy metal band... a band that he could play his favorite songs with. ...

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drums was Lars Ulrich, on bass guitar was Ron McGoveny, playing lead guitar was Dave Mustaine, and rhythm guitar and lead vocalist was James Hetfield. During the song writing process over the next few months, the band became very addicted to Alcohol. When drunk, Dave Mustaine would get very violent, while the rest of the band would get happy. Happy and Violent people just don’t mix. Ron McGoveny could not handle the situation with Dave, and so he left the band.
Lars, James, and Dave then went around to local clubs to check out bassists’ from other bands. At one club, they found Cliff Burton playing with a band called Trauma. Cliff Burton was a technical engineer and could do certain things on a bass that would make it sound like noises from a guitar. After the show that night, Lars, James, and Dave confronted Cliff asking him to join “”. Cliff said he would join, only if the band relocated from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
In Los Angeles, recorded their first demo tape ...

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of mouth, people everywhere bought the album.
Two years later, Metallica released “Master Of Puppets” in 1986. This album sold over a million copies without the benefit of a music video or any radio promotion. To help promote this album, Metallica toured for 6 months with Ozzy Ousbourne. This tour would be Metallica’s last time as a support act.
Near the end of the tour, Metallica was making a few detours between Stockholm and Copenhagen to do some concert apart from the Ozzy tour. On September 27, 1986, early in the morning, Metallica’s tour bus slipped on some black ice and toppled over. Every person on the bus escaped from the bus, except Cliff. The bus had fell on top of him. A ...

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