Iron Maiden - Former Drummer Clive Burr Passes Away

It is a sad day for the Iron Maiden family. Clive Burr, the drummer who played with Iron Maiden on their first three albums, Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast, has passed away. It has been announced by the band themselves on their official website: "We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night. He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home."

Steve Harris said: "This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time."

Bruce Dickinson adds: "I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family."

Clive joined Maiden in 1979 and performed on the first three albums Iron Maiden (1980), Killers (1981) and The Number Of The Beast (1982). Prior to that he was a member of Samson, the band Bruce Dickinson fronted before he too joined Maiden.

Band profile: Iron Maiden
Posted: 13.03.2013 by R Lewis

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14.03.2013 - 03:08
LeChron James
I liked his peformace on Killers more than Number of the Beast. Either way, I'm glad he's not suffering anymore.

Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
14.03.2013 - 10:09
the albums he recorded with Maiden will forever be (and always have been) masterpieces.
14.03.2013 - 15:07
R.I.P. He was great drummer.
14.03.2013 - 18:02
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Trust all this news to happen on a day I simply just couldn't get hold of the internet. I wish I could have said this much earlier, R.I.P Clive. I'll be playing my first three Iron Maiden albums now....
15.03.2013 - 06:33
The Galactican
Killers is my favorite record of all time and the one album I'm more compelled to play air drums to than air guitar. The man will be sorely missed.
15.03.2013 - 08:01
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Sad day... RIP man...
It is humanity who must pay homage to the greatness of the Universe... not the Universe to the human narcissism.
15.03.2013 - 20:03
John Sandman
May he rest in peace...
24.03.2013 - 08:10
Written by Ellrohir on 13.03.2013 at 17:22


now Dio and Gary Moore have drummer to rock the heaven on

Now Cliff Burton can form his dream band
Goodspeed on the Devils Thunder
25.03.2013 - 01:42
Heaven Knight
Written by BloodFireDeath on 24.03.2013 at 08:10

Written by Ellrohir on 13.03.2013 at 17:22


now Dio and Gary Moore have drummer to rock the heaven on

Now Cliff Burton can form his dream band

with Dio on Vocals and Gary Moore with the strings
So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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