Because this week marked the 26th anniversary of bassist Cliff Burton.
If you don’t know who Cliff Burton is, get the fuck out of here. You are banished from reading this site forever.
Metallica’s best bassist, Burton was killed in a bus crash in 1986. The free download — from a 1984 show in France — is the band’s way of memorializing his passing.
Go here to get that free download.
“We miss you,” the band wrote on Facebook last night. “While you’re remembering Cliff on the 26th anniversary of his passing, give a listen to this free download from the ‘Ride The Lightning’ tour.”
The show was captured on November 22, 1984, at Le Riff in Toulouse.
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