Slayer, Megadeth, Machine Head, Rage Against The Machine Members Pay Tribute To Clive Burr
Following yesterday’s extremely upsetting news that former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has passed away, tributes have been pouring in from many of metal’s biggest names.
Read through some of their thoughts below…
Dave Lombardo (SLAYER): “Sadness overcame my morning when I heard this news. His style was inspiring and the albums he recorded with Iron Maiden are touchstones of my music education. He played with a particular energy which bought edge and excitement to the Iron Maiden classics. I never got to meet him, but I wish did. The best thing for me to do right now is listen to some classic Iron Maiden. Up the irons!”
David Ellefson (MEGADETH): “I was so saddened to hear of Clive Burr passing away today. He was one of my all-time favorite metal drummers. I’m thankful for his music and contributions. My condolences…”
Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER): “Really sad news; RIP Clive Burr. Played on my fav Iron Maiden records.”
Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE): “RIP Clive Burr, original Iron Maiden drummer, who rocked those first 3 records HARD.”
Dave McClain (MACHINE HEAD): “Very sad news. One of my favorite drummers and a huge influence on me as a young drummer. To me, he brought punk rock drumming into heavy metal. I can remember walking into the Hemisphere Arena in San Antonio to see Iron Maiden and seeing Clive’s white kit on stage. I about crapped my pants! I just stood there in awe looking at the actual kit that I had been staring at on the back of the ‘Killers’ album cover for the whole summer. I was a HAPPY kid! He will always be an inspiration to my drumming. One of my go-to guys when I’m trying to find different drum fills and beats, or I’ll ask myself, ‘What would Clive do?’”
Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST): “Not a prisoner, I’m a free man, And my blood is my own now, Don’t care where the past was , I know where I’m going”
ACCEPT: “R.I.P. Clive Burr. He will be truly missed….he left us with some amazing drumming. Loved his style and sound.”
Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN): “I’m truly saddened to hear of Clive Burr’s passing. His drumming has had and still has a strong influence on my playing style. I bummed I never go to meet him and thank him in person for his musical gifts. God speed, Clive!”
3 INCHES OF BLOOD: “RIP Clive Burr, your contributions to metal will live forever.”
Clive passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday night after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.