Metallica and Anthrax are not only part of 'The Big 4,' but also came up through the metal ranks at the same time. Their shared history dates back to the '80s, and sadly Anthrax were there with Metallica during the most traumatic and tragic event of their early career -- the death of bassist Cliff Burton.
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986)
Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on its debut studio album, Kill 'Em All. He performed on two more Metallica albums, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets!
On September 27, 1986, Burton died when the band's tour bus over-turned in rural southern Sweden. Burton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of