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.
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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- Back in 2018, Alameda County, California officially proclaimed February 10th to be “Cliff Burton Day” in honor of the late-Metallica bassist.
- Metallica announced the news on Twitter, writing, “It’s official! The Board of Supervisors from Alameda County has just proclaimed February 10th, 2018, which would have been Cliff’s 56th birthday, ‘Cliff Burton Day.’ Thanks to all of the fans who got behind this initiative. We love that he remains so revered.”
CHECK IT OUT: Metallica on August 31st, 1985 performing “For Whom The Bell Tolls” live at Oakland’s “Day On The Green”: