On This Day In METAL History – September 27th…


Cliff Burton - Metal Hammer - cover photo - 25th anniversary issue -

Above: The late and infinitely great Cliff Burton, appearing on the 25th Anniversary Edition Of Metal Hammer.

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01 – One of the saddest days in all of music history was on this day, back in 1986. Metallica Bassist, Cliff Burton, passed away at the very young age of 24, from injuries sustained during the band’s tour bus rolling over, on a rural stretch of road in Sweden. Cliff Burton had so much more life ahead of him. I am forever thankful that I was able to witness Cliff Burton perform, live onstage. God Bless Cliff Burton and his family.

Metalica - Death Magnetic - promo cover pic - large size - #21132

02 – On a happier Metallica note, the band’s ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, was sitting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, back on September 27th, 2008. I dig this Metallica album, only I wish it wasn’t so damn super polished. At least Metallica returned to what they were supposed to do in the first place and that’s to play Thrash.

03 – In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, back on September 27th, 1943, a future legend of Hard Rock was born: Randy Bachman. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Randy Bachman! No, Randy Bachman is not a Metal musician; only his contributions to pioneering Hard Rock makes him Metal to me. As a founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, (both Winnipeg bands), the Classic Hard Rock blueprints of Randy Bachman are what the roots of Heavy Music are all about.

Randy Bachman continues to perform to this day; his latest release on both CD and DVD is shown below:

Randy Bachman - Vinyl Tap Tour - Every Song Tells A Story - promo cover pic - 2014

 Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells A Story was released on August 25th, 2014.

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LONG LIVE METALLICA.

LONG LIVE RANDY BACHMAN.

REST IN PEACE, CLIFF BURTON.

Stone.

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2 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – September 27th…”

  1. I remember we had a vigil for Cliff the night he died. Spent the night playing Metallica albums. As for BTO, I put them among the honourable mentions in my Other Great Metal Influences segment.

  2. Long live Cliff! Amazing to see what he can do with a bass guitar!

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