It was 25 years ago today that Metallica's extremely talented young bassist Cliff Burton was taken from us in a tragic accident after a show in Sweden during the Master of Puppets tour. Kirk Hammet and Cliff Burton had played cards earlier that night to determine who would get what bunk. Burton won, and he decided to take the bunk that was usually Hammet's,. At about 7 AM, the bus driver claims he hit a patch of black ice and skidded off the road. Burton was flung through the bus window and smashed as the bus turned over on it's side, killing him instrantly. Just like that, one of the most talented bass players to ever pick up a bass was taken from us. He is missed dearly by any and all fans of metal and Metallica. Rest in peace Cliff. We all love you and miss you. Everyone spin Metallica in his honor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzMJhOwBLqw Cliff's ultimate masterpiece.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1o6KhDPI8Y His first band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhFMMiTmHb4 His bass solo
P.S. this image of my fursona is based on him http://www.sofurry.com/page/200438/user