The list of individuals in the world of metal that fans unequivocally agree on the importance, talent, and legacy of is very small indeed. Even figures in the biggest, most influential bands can be divisive figures – and none more so than Metallica. That’s just one of the many things that makes the band’s former bassist, the late Cliff Burton, such an extraordinary figure – perhaps no bassist in the history of metal is so universally agreed upon as not just a master of his instrument, but a full on innovator of its use in metal. That’s why today, on what would’ve been the bassist’s 51st birthday, our Sunday Spotify Slaylist is dedicated to Cliff Burton.
February 3rd, 2012
It’s Friday night, and you’ve got to ask yourself one question – why wouldn’t you want to watch a video of Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage’s bass player, Nick Schendzielos, pretending to be in a jungle and knocking out some solo funk jams on his bass?
You’re at home on a Friday night. What else you gonna do?
May 19th, 2010
Those generous chaps at Ernie Ball have given us a buggerload of strings to give away, so if you fancy winning five (5!) full sets of either Super, Regular or Power Slinkys, read on!
September 20th, 2009
Muse have been heavily promoting the lukewarm reception to their latest, fifth album The Resistance and have been a bit silly during their laborious promotional duties. Matt Bellamy? On the DRUMS? SHOCKER?!
December 11th, 2008
Matt Kean, bassist for Britain’s hottest deathcore outfit, Bring Me The Horizon, took a couple of minutes to talk about his rather uneventful year. Clearly, after a solid stint of touring, he just wants to go home. Bless.
What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing the Warped Tour in the USA.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Nothing really! I think I lost my wallet half way through the year but that’s about it!