A t-shirt belonging to late-Metallica bassist Cliff Burton was returned to his family after 35 years. The family’s official Instagram page, cliffburtonfamily, posted a photo of Faith No More drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin holding the shirt, and writing, “A huge Thank You to Mike ‘Puffy’ Bordin for bringing Cliff’s original Dawn Of The Dead shirt back home where it belongs It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and we appreciate Mike and the person who kept it safe for us for 30 plus years. Our only regret is (Cliff’s father) Ray isn’t here to see it.”
Cliff Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on the band’s first three studio albums. He died at age 24 in a tour bus crash on September 27th, 1986 while on tour Sweden.
At a January 2009 press conference announcing Metallica’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, James Hetfield was asked to speculate on what Burton would have thought of the honor: “I hate playing ‘what-ifs.’ I love being here right now. Y’know, the spirit of Cliff lives in us, we take him everywhere we can, so I want to think that he would love this, the fact that Metallica is being recognized as something to reckon with.”
IN OTHER METALLICA NEWS
Metallica is streaming its December 17th and 19th, 2021 40th anniversary concerts at San Francisco’s Chase Center.
The shows will be available beginning Friday, December 24th at 12 p.m. ET through the end of Monday, December 27th.
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