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.





Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
 
Posted: 13.03.2013 by R Lewis



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Stratowarrior - 13.03.2013 at 17:02  
RIP Buddy!
Nemo Atkins - 13.03.2013 at 17:08  
I really liked his drumming on The Number Of The Beast. Shame to hear this. RIP.
Chris Steele - 13.03.2013 at 17:09  
R.I.P. may you rock the heavens
Chris Steele - 13.03.2013 at 17:09  
R.I.P. may you rock the heavens
R Lewis - 13.03.2013 at 17:15  
Written by Nemo Atkins on 13.03.2013 at 17:08

I really liked his drumming on The Number Of The Beast. Shame to hear this. RIP.

Mee too. Painful loss.
Ellrohir - 13.03.2013 at 17:22  
R.I.P.

now Dio and Gary Moore have drummer to rock the heaven on
Death_95 - 13.03.2013 at 17:36  
R.I.P.
Warman - 13.03.2013 at 17:56  
Terrible news, Burr was always one of my favourite drummers since I consider the first two Maiden albums to be their best ones.
Scuzzy McDouche - 13.03.2013 at 18:04  
Yeah this sucks bad. Definitely one of my favorite drummers of all time.

R.I.P. bro, your playing was and still is the stuff of legends.
Lit. - 13.03.2013 at 18:16  
Man, that's a shame.
R.I.P.
Daggon - 13.03.2013 at 18:18  
I'm sorry about that news, but it's the best for him considering he had Multiple Sclerosis.

Rest In Peace Clive.
Azarath - 13.03.2013 at 18:24  
R.I.P. Clive

He was a great drummer. On those early Maiden songs I prefer his playing over Nicko's.
Big-Al - 13.03.2013 at 18:38  
RIP
Opethian - 13.03.2013 at 19:29  
Wow, was never huge into Iron Maiden, but this is a tragedy. RIP Clive
Dedcalm - 13.03.2013 at 20:40  
Im throwing myself round the room to Running Free. R.I.P Clive. Your a legend we will never forget.
LordFezzington - 13.03.2013 at 21:05  
A great drummer and a great shame. His quality of life must have deteriorated massively in the last few years though so perhaps a blessing really. RIP.
Dentura - 13.03.2013 at 21:25  
I'm dedicating my next Youtube review (which just happens to be The Number of the Beast) to him. An amazing drummer, I've always preferred his style to Nicko's anyway. RIP Clive.
Ace Frawley - 13.03.2013 at 21:33  
His legacy - in the form of his wonderful drumming on some great albums - will live on and on. A sad day for his family and friends and the metal community, but one where we can reflect on his musical achievements.
Nickferatu367 - 13.03.2013 at 21:46  
r.i.p. clive!
Ludicus - 13.03.2013 at 22:16  
Manly tears were shed.
DavidBaker - 13.03.2013 at 22:40  
Iron Maiden came through Columbus, Ohio in support of their The Number of the Beast album during the summer of 1982. They appeared at the Columbus City Center and played so loud that the ceiling ripped open. A raging thunderstorm erupted outside, and a river of water poured in on the audience for much of the show. Soon after this incident, decibel limits were enforced on all music acts appearing at the Center. RIP CLIVE BURR. It may have been your kit that blew the roof wide open that evening.
unswabbed - 13.03.2013 at 22:42  
Requiescat in pace. All Maiden's Fans never forget you
Rot Teufel - 13.03.2013 at 22:45  
Written by Daggon on 13.03.2013 at 18:18

I'm sorry about that news, but it's the best for him considering he had Multiple Sclerosis.

Rest In Peace Clive.

I agree... R.I.P.
Druss - 13.03.2013 at 22:48  
R.I.P., sympathies to his family and friends.
malaikat - 13.03.2013 at 22:58  
RIP
iMorphball - 13.03.2013 at 23:16  
Rest in peace, Clive!
Arcticus - 13.03.2013 at 23:50  
RIP Clive, you'll always be one of my favourite drummers \m/
Lord_Regnier - 14.03.2013 at 00:01  
Talk of news I didn't expect today.
My condolences to his family and friends.
renai - 14.03.2013 at 00:17  
RIP ... listening Number of the Beast now. what a great drumming back there!
DragonSavior X10 - 14.03.2013 at 00:50  
Rock in piece. You play for the metal gods now.
LeChron James - 14.03.2013 at 03:08  
I liked his peformace on Killers more than Number of the Beast. Either way, I'm glad he's not suffering anymore.

RIP
Egigantea - 14.03.2013 at 10:09  
R.I.P.
the albums he recorded with Maiden will forever be (and always have been) masterpieces.
MrClansman1 - 14.03.2013 at 15:07  
R.I.P. He was great drummer.
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 14.03.2013 at 18:02  
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....
The Galactican - 15.03.2013 at 06:33  
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.
Dark Blood - 15.03.2013 at 08:01  
Sad day... RIP man...
John Sandman - 15.03.2013 at 20:03  
May he rest in peace...
BloodFireDeath - 24.03.2013 at 08:10  
Written by Ellrohir on 13.03.2013 at 17:22

R.I.P.

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

Now Cliff Burton can form his dream band
Ellrohir - 25.03.2013 at 01:42  
Written by BloodFireDeath on 24.03.2013 at 08:10

Written by Ellrohir on 13.03.2013 at 17:22

R.I.P.

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

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