Metallica pay tribute to late bandmate Clifford BurtonJanuary 16th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): American heavy metal band Metallica have paid tribute to their late bassist Clifford Burton, after 22 years of his death.
Burton lost his life when he was just 24, in a horrific accident during the European leg of the band’’s tour in 1986, when their bus driver lost control of the vehicle, crushing the musician under tons of metal.
Now that the Enter Sandman hitmakers are getting a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, they are sure that their late bandmate would be proud of them for the achievement.
“I”m proud to say that after 27 years together we”re still doing this… We formed this band for different reasons. I called James (Hetfield) because I wanted to play the songs of my favourite British bands. I never considered this. That’’s all an added bonus, Contactmusic quoted Drummer Lars Ulrich as saying.
Frontman James Hetfield added: “Clifford I would like to think would have loved this. The fact that we”re being inducted - we”re in a good space… He was a part of that. This is a big reunion for us.” (ANI)
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