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Museum Dedicated To METALLICA’s CLIFF BURTON Officially Opens Near Site Of Tragic Bus Accident: Video, Photos

A museum honoring the legacy of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton formally opened yesterday (Saturday, Might 14) within the municipality of Ljungby in Sweden, close to the place Burton died in a tragic tour bus accident in 1986. He was simply 24.

The museum contains photos, albums, posters and tickets, together with interviews and pictures from the primary photographer on the crash website, Lennart Wennberg of the Swedish newspaper Expressen. There may be 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 package he and drummer Lars Ulrich used, plus a poster with Burton‘s final autograph.

In September 2006, a memorial stone devoted to Burton on the Gyllene Rasten restaurant/bar in Dörarp (outdoors Ljungby) was unveiled. It was 20 years earlier that Cliff died simply over the street from the place Gyllene Rasten is situated.

The organizers advised Guitar World: “We primarily wish 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 essential objective is to create a gathering place for all those that search the memorial website within the small group of Dörarp. We wish to proceed the wonderful work that the followers began once they began elevating funds to make Cliff‘s memorial stone.”

Ljungby historian Krister Ljungberg, who’s concerned in opening the museum, advised SVT in 2021 that he had acquired message of help 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 most important fan of METALLICA followers,” Ljungberg mentioned. “I actually love these folks; 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 accountable 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 along with his group on the time, TRAUMA.

The bassist was not prepared to maneuver to Los Angeles, the place METALLICA was primarily based, 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”, “Experience The Lightning” and “Grasp Of Puppets” — and co-wrote basic songs like “Experience The Lightning”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “Fade To Black”, “Creeping Loss of life” and “Grasp Of Puppets”.

Burton‘s preliminary alternative 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 outdated 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 have been so shocked and surprised that we did not know what hit us. And, like most, I assume, children 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 learn how to take care of this different than simply to type of, principally, virtually conceal behind the alcohol and compartmentalized it. So the subsequent few months have been very troublesome, and it was loopy, however we simply put the blinders on and began auditioning bass gamers. And we knew in our hearts that Cliff can be the primary one to kick us within the ass and inform us to maintain going, if he may see us mope. And so there was no moping; we simply saved going the most effective we knew learn how to.”

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was requested in an interview with TeamRock what he thinks Burton may need thought concerning the drastic modifications in its look and sound that METALLICA made by way of the Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s with albums like “Load”, “Reload” and “St. Anger”. Hetfield replied: “Properly, I actually would have thought there would have been some resistance, for positive. I believe the ‘Black Album’ was a terrific album and I admire the truth that we did have the balls to do this… I will surely suppose 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 “various” 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 have been written was… it diluted the efficiency of the poison of METALLICA. And I believe Cliff would have agreed with that.”

Burton‘s large expertise and achievements have been chronicled in ebook type with the 2009 international publication of “To Reside Is To Die: The Life And Loss of life Of Metallica’s Cliff Burton”, written by U.Okay.-based creator Joel McIver and revealed by Jawbone Press. The foreword was supplied by METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett.

Nu har det öppnat!

Ljungby kommun’s nya turistattraktion, Cliff Burton Museum & Memorial Stone på Laganland.

Den stora invigningen är klockan 15 så du hinner nog hit.

Vi kommer att återkomma med mer från dagen i ett lite längre reportage och förhoppningsvis kommer det också en livesändning beneath dagen.

Posted by Ljungbykanalen on Saturday, Might 14, 2022

I dag öppnade som ni säkert redan känner until Cliff Burton Museum & Memorial Stone. Vi fick en lite pratstund med en lite stressad Krister Ljungberg simply innan museet öppnade.

Det var lite stojigt runt om kring males vi hoppas ni hör trots detta. Vi återkommer med ett lite längre inslag från invigningen.

SVT Nyheter Småland har också ett inslag som du hittar på länken nedan.

Posted by Ljungbykanalen on Saturday, Might 14, 2022

Such an honour to be a part of the opening of the Cliff Burton Museum in Ljungby, Sweden. We had a really particular and…

Posted by St. Germany – Native Chapter of the metallica Membership # 273 on Saturday, Might 14, 2022

At this time 👊 thanks @Rickard 📸

Posted by Costa Rica – Fade To Black on Saturday, Might 14, 2022

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