Author/musician Jeremiah Karlsson has uploaded a brand new video tour of the museum honoring the legacy of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton, which formally opened on Saturday (Could 14) within the municipality of Ljungby in Sweden, close to the place Burton died in a tragic tour bus accident in 1986. Additionally included within the video is a tour of the memorial stone devoted to Burton which was unveiled in 2006 on the Gyllene Rasten restaurant/bar in Dörarp (exterior Ljungby). It was 20 years earlier that Cliff died simply over the highway from the place Gyllene Rasten is positioned.
The museum contains footage, albums, posters and tickets, together with interviews and pictures from the primary photographer on the crash web site, Lennart Wennberg of the Swedish newspaper Expressen. There’s additionally a movie of recollections from first responders on the crash scene in addition to a stage that recreates METALLICA‘s final efficiency with Burton in Stockholm, with copies of the bass and drum equipment he and drummer Lars Ulrich used, plus a poster with Burton‘s final autograph.
The organizers informed Guitar World: “We primarily need to honor Cliff Burton, who died so tragically in the midst of his profession, and discuss who he was as an individual and a musician. Our second fundamental objective is to create a gathering place for all those that search the memorial web site within the small neighborhood of Dörarp. We need to proceed the tremendous work that the followers began after they began elevating funds to make Cliff‘s memorial stone.”
Ljungby historian Krister Ljungberg, who’s concerned in opening the museum, informed SVT in 2021 that he had obtained message of assist from METALLICA followers from world wide. Amongst them was a video from followers in Mexico who requested how they might assist construct the museum.
“I am not an enormous fan of METALLICA, however I often say that I am the largest fan of METALLICA followers,” Ljungberg mentioned. “I actually love these individuals; they’re completely superb.”
A newly began affiliation, Bergabygden’s tradition and tourism, was awarded SEK 300,000 (roughly $32,000) from the Swedish Nationwide Heritage Board, a authorities company liable for world heritage websites and different nationwide heritage monuments and historic environments, to assist begin the museum.
Cliff was requested to hitch METALLICA in 1982 after the band noticed him carry out together with his group on the time, TRAUMA.
The bassist was not prepared to maneuver to Los Angeles, the place METALLICA was based mostly, so that they determined to maneuver to the San Francisco space in order that he would be a part of.
Burton performed on METALLICA‘s first three studio albums — “Kill ‘Em All”, “Trip The Lightning” and “Grasp Of Puppets” — and co-wrote traditional songs like “Trip The Lightning”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “Fade To Black”, “Creeping Dying” and “Grasp Of Puppets”.
Burton‘s preliminary substitute within the group was Jason Newsted, who stayed within the lineup till 2001. Robert Trujillo joined in 2003 and stays within the band to today.
February 10, 2018 was proclaimed “Cliff Burton Day” by Alameda County supervisors. The late METALLICA bassist would have turned 56 years previous on that date had he lived.
Again in 2016, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to Seattle’s KISW 99.9 radio station about Burton‘s tragic loss when METALLICA‘s tour bus skidded on ice whereas the group was on tour in Scandinavia and Cliff was thrown out the window and crushed. Lars mentioned: “We had been so shocked and surprised that we did not know what hit us. And, like most, I assume, youngsters of their early 20s who get ambushed with that sort of factor, we jumped right into a bottle of, on this case, vodka, for me, and stayed in there for fairly a while. We weren’t mature sufficient or seasoned in life sufficient to know cope with this different than simply to form of, mainly, nearly disguise behind the alcohol and compartmentalized it. So the following few months had been very tough, and it was loopy, however we simply put the blinders on and began auditioning bass gamers. And we knew in our hearts that Cliff could be the primary one to kick us within the ass and inform us to maintain going, if he might see us mope. And so there was no moping; we simply stored going the very best we knew .”
METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was requested in an interview with TeamRock what he thinks Burton may need thought concerning the drastic adjustments in its look and sound that METALLICA made by the Nineties and early 2000s with albums like “Load”, “Reload” and “St. Anger”. Hetfield replied: “Nicely, I definitely would have thought there would have been some resistance, for positive. I feel the ‘Black Album’ was an incredible album and I respect the truth that we did have the balls to try this… I will surely assume that the ‘Load’ and ‘Reload’ [era], I’d have had an ally that was very in opposition to all of it — the reinvention or the U2 model of METALLICA.”
Requested if Hetfield was personally comfy with the extra “different” picture and music METALLICA made on these albums, the singer/guitarist replied: “No, no, under no circumstances. There’s some nice, nice songs on there however my opinion is that the entire imagery and stuff like that was not mandatory. And the quantity of songs that had been written was… it diluted the efficiency of the poison of METALLICA. And I feel Cliff would have agreed with that.”
Burton‘s enormous expertise and achievements had been chronicled in e-book kind with the 2009 international publication of “To Reside Is To Die: The Life And Dying Of Metallica’s Cliff Burton”, written by U.Ok.-based creator Joel McIver and revealed by Jawbone Press. The foreword was supplied by METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett.