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Late Metallica bassist to be honored with 'Cliff Burton Day'

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 7:15 AM PT

Late Metallica member and iconic bassist Cliff Burton is being honored by his hometown of Castro Valley, California as they've officially proclaimed February 10, 2018 (what would have been Burton's 56th birthday) to be "Cliff Burton Day."

The move was precipitated by a Change.org petition, which refers to Burton as "a Castro Valley legend" and has garnered more than 5,000 signatures.

Metallica shared the news along with an image of the proclamation via Twitter:


2/7/2018 7:25:12 AM
Cliff did more in 24 years than any Lambgoat poster has ever done ever.

2/7/2018 8:47:24 AM
whens there gonna be a Morriesy day so i can bitch and complain about animal rights while lazily eating Taco Bell

2/7/2018 9:29:04 AM
Cliff Burton Surprise > Cliff Burton Day.

2/7/2018 9:38:09 AM
Jason Newstead is.....not stoked.

2/7/2018 11:01:54 AM
van flip

2/7/2018 11:37:54 AM
Yawn... fake news?

2/7/2018 11:41:51 AM
Like Wilma Chan, president and supervisor of the 3rd district, knows (or cares) who the FÜCK Cliff Burton is.

Lushes, fägs, money grubbin' politicos lookin for a headline. Absolutely shameful.

2/7/2018 12:57:48 PM
Quit acting like any of us know who cliff burton was before tony danza tapdance extravaganza

2/7/2018 2:45:48 PM
then this guy walked in the room, looking like the ghost of cliff burton. He was, headbangin' and then he whipped his head around so fast he gave himself a concussion.

2/7/2018 2:51:54 PM
What about Beatles day, what about Tool day

2/7/2018 9:32:28 PM
the only time i will ever see my home town mentioned outside of rachel maddow or some racist dipshittery

2/7/2018 10:30:10 PM
anonymous15 hours ago
Cliff did more in 24 years than any Lambgoat poster has ever done ever.

Naturally, since most of you aren't even 24 yet

2/8/2018 10:30:07 AM
i have it on good authority Cliff Burton liked Anaal Neckrash

2/8/2018 11:20:29 AM
if you as a human being consider yourself a "metal-head" than you sure as hell know who the fck Cliff Burton is/was: it should have been Lars.

2/8/2018 11:58:15 AM
^ proper punctuation,optional.

2/10/2018 1:07:29 PM
This is great news. Now if we could just get a change.org petition forcing Metallica to send us all an individualized apology for every record after Master of Puppets. It must come on My Little Pony letterhead.