Last Saturday, Oct. 10, bassist Cliff Burton would have turned 56 if he were alive. On that day, Metallica performed in Turin, Italy and paid tribute to the musician by playing “Orion”.
The track, which is part of the album Master Of Puppets (1986), was co-written by the bassist who died tragically in an accident on September 27, 1986.
Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich has posted an excerpt from his official Twitter with the following caption: “We played ‘Orion’ today for Cliff … The first time in almost a year. A very special moment. Thank you Turin for your generosity and great energy. ”
Last week, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the request to create “Cliff Burton Day” in Castro Valley, California, the bassist’s hometown.
The action was created by fans of Metallica through a petition on the Change.org website that gathered thousands of signatures.
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