This week I will discuss Orion - the classically inspired, melodic instrumental from Metallica's acclaimed third album, Master of Puppets. The song features the work of the band's late bassist, Cliff Burton, who played a major role in the composition of the 8.5 minute piece - contributing bass solos, melodies and counter melodies. Tragically, only months after Master of Puppets was released in 1986, Cliff was killed when the band's tour bus overturned in rural Sweden. A recording of Orion was played at his funeral but the song was not performed by the band in concert for 20 years.
The full drum set sheet music for Orion by Metallica from the album Master of Puppets released in Februrary 1986.
The full drum sheet music for "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica, released in 1992 on the self-titled album "Metallica."
The full drum set sheet music for "One" by Metallica, released in 1989 on their classic album "And Justice For All." One was Metallica's first Top 40 hit single.