Public Figure Profiles

Cliff Burton

Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician who was the bassist for heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 until his death in 1986. He performed on Kill 'Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), and Master of Puppets (1986), the band's first three studio albums. Burton also received a posthumous writing credit on ...And Justice for All (1988) for the song "To Live Is to Die".

While touring in 1986 to support Master of Puppets, Burton died following a bus crash in Sweden. Regarded as a prominent musical influence, he placed ninth in a 2011 reader poll from Rolling Stone recognizing the greatest bassists of all time. He was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Metallica in 2009.

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Some of their strengths

Cliff Burton has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Generous, Strong, Imaginative, Kind, Diplomatic, and Exacting.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Cliff Burton is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Cliff Burton well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Cliff Burton as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Cliff Burton is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Cliff Burton tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Cliff Burton's challenges

While Cliff Burton has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Cliff Burton can be Rebellious, Stubborn, Sensitive, Emotionally Distant, Idle, Hesitant, and Narcissistic.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Cliff Burton's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Cliff Burton must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Sensitive and Critical

Cliff Burton is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Cliff Burton also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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