A new edition of a biography about the late original Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is getting some all-star assistance.
British author Joel McIver's 2008 book To Live Is To Die: The Life And Death Of Metallica's Cliff Burton is being republished on September 6 and will feature a new foreword by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and an afterword by Anthrax bassist Frank Bello.
The new edition will also be updated to include events such as Metallica's 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Burton died September 27, 1986 at the age of 24 when Metallica`s tour bus skidded off the road in Sweden.
To Live Is To Die takes its title from Metallica's tribute to Burton on the 1988 album ...And Justice For All.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.