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Did Cliff Burton know about any Metallica songs from after Master Of Puppets, other than "To Live Is To Die"?


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This is something that I have always been curious about;
I know that Cliff Burton wrote parts of the track "To Live Is To Die", however did he know about any of the other songs after Master Of Puppets apart from that?
I feel like some of the songs after that album could have been "in the works" shortly before he died, like maybe some riffs that they had played around with or something like that.

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I wouldn't reckon that it's a huge stretch to assume he had some knowledge of their future music, maybe not as an entire song, but definitely in part. Most bands have stuff floating around, some of it doesn't fit, some of it needs work, some just sits for years until someone remembers it's there. He may not have had enough input to deserve a credit, and Lars doesn't hand out credits for free, but he was part of a band that did have a future, to think he had no part in that future seems a bit silly.

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On 3/14/2022 at 6:07 PM, MacabreEternal said:

According to MA he only is credited for songwriting on track 8 (To Live is to Die).  I am not sure without trawling interviews with the band how anyone would know?  It is most certainly possible but not sure how well documented it would be.

I think that is because the poem spoken is written by him, as well as several of the riffs and melodies. To live is to die is sort of the bands final tribute to him.

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18 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

Although he only wrote part of it:



I knew of the Stephen Donaldson-steal, but not the first dude. Imagine my shock when I read the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and found a Metallica quote translated to Sweden. But after some sleuthing I realized the book came out before AJFA.

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23 hours ago, Sheol said:

I knew of the Stephen Donaldson-steal, but not the first dude. Imagine my shock when I read the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and found a Metallica quote translated to Sweden. But after some sleuthing I realized the book came out before AJFA.

I knew the quote was in a book I had read and was wracking my brain trying to remember what it was called. Thanks. I read it in high school. It was a weird one. 

It was a surprise to me too when I found the original quote came from a long dead German dude.

Topically, I just finished reading The Magician to my daughter as a bedtime read. That was my favourite book in high school. It's still good, but some bits not as exciting as I remember. And the deus ex machina of a powerful wizard showing up at key moments and saving everyone kind of grates me now.

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