RAY BURTON, FATHER OF LATE METALLICA BASSIST CLIFF, DIES


RAY BURTON, FATHER OF LATE METALLICA BASSIST CLIFF, DIES Ray Burton, father of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has died. The Burton family patriarch passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, at age 94. The sad news was confirmed by Connie Burton, Ray’s daughter and Cliff’s big sister. -ADVERTISEMENT- “To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday,” …

A&R Executive Who ‘Discovered’ METALLICA: ‘That Signing Helped Change The Face Of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal’


December 13, 2018 Michael Alago, the New York City native who signed METALLICA to Elektra three and a half decades ago, spoke to the "Juliet: Unexpected" podcast about what it was about the James Hetfield-fronted group that initially caught his attention. "Well, I [was] out every night as an A&R person," Alago said (hear audio below). "I [was] also meeting with unsigned bands, lawyers …

METALLICA’s Concert In Lincoln, Nebraska Sets Record As ‘Heaviest’ Production Ever


September 13, 2018 According to the Lincoln Journal Star, 15,000 fans attended METALLICA's September 6 concert at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, which set a record as the heaviest ever, with a "dynamic weight" of up to 240,000 pounds. The five-year-old building's roof held up under the weight which hung from the arena's rigging grid …