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Robert Trujillo Reveals Hardwired‘s Cliff Burton Tribute

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Do the opening moments of “ManUNkind,” from Metallica’s new album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, give you a kinda Cliff Burton vibe? Well, they ought to — according to Robert Trujillo, the song’s intro was designed specifically as a tribute to the late bassist.

Trujillo tells Exclaim! TV:

“When I had written that, I was definitely thinking about Cliff. In a way, that to me is a tip of the hat to Cliff Burton and the spirit of Cliff. If you hear that little thing before ‘ManUNkind,’ for me personally, that was with Cliff in mind.”

You can watch the full interview with Trujillo below. Then, below that, you can listen to “ManUNkind” and see if you can feel the Burton. Then, after that, you should listen to our recent podcast interview with Cliff’s father, Ray! Then, after that, you can resume doing whatever it is you were doing before you started reading this.

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