The life of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton will be celebrated with “Cliff Burton Day” on what would have been his 59th birthday, February 10, at Twitch.tv/GomezGrip. A special live stream is scheduled for that day at 7 p.m. PST. The event will be emceed by Nicholas Gomez, with guests including Fred Cotton, James McDaniel, John Marshall, Harald Oimen, Metal Maria, Corrine Lynn, Sean Killian and more.
Burton played on METALLICA’s first three studio albums — “Kill ‘Em All”, “Ride The Lightning” and “Master Of Puppets” — and co-wrote classic songs like “Ride The Lightning”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “Fade To Black”, “Creeping Death” and “Master Of Puppets”.
His life was tragically cut short at the age of 24 in a tour bus crash on September 27, 1986 in Sweden.
February 10, 2018 was proclaimed “Cliff Burton Day” by Alameda County supervisors. The late METALLICA bassist would have turned 56 years old on that date had he lived.