Facts Every Music Fan Should Know About METALLICA

Tarot Cards Killed Cliff Burton? 

The tragic death of bassist Cliff Burton in a bus accident as the band was touring in support of the Master of Puppets album was an enormous loss for Metallica and all of their fans. Ex-Pentagram member Joe Jasselvader has said on different occasions that he believes Burton died because he was in possession of tarot cards that were from the Salem witch trials. Burton was only 24 years old when he died on September 27, 1986. His legacy has lived on though, as Burton was voted Rolling Stone’s ninth greatest bassist of all time in 2011.