You can now catch the entire virtual event that was the celebration of the life of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton just below this article.
“Cliff Burton Day” was celebrated on what would have been the late bassist’s 59th birthday, February 10, at Twitch.tv/GomezGrip, and featured a look back at the musician’s all too short life featuring an array of different guests . The event was emceed by Nicholas Gomez, with appearances by Mike Bordin (FAITH NO MORE), Michael Alago, Fred Cotton, James McDaniel, John Marshall, Harald Oimen, Metal Maria, Corrine Lynn, Sean Killian and more.
Cliff Burton played on METALLICA’s first three studio albums — “Kill ‘Em All”, “Ride The Lightning” and “Master Of Puppets” and was a stand out musician for the way he played his instrument, ripping out solos on his bass like a guitar player.
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.