Wednesday 13 March 2013

RIP Clive Burr, legendary Iron Maiden skinsman

I don't often cover music on my blog but I thought I needed to post this. My favourite band of all time is Iron Maiden, so I was utterly heartbroken to hear that Clive Burr, the band's drummer on the first three albums, passed away from his long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Burr was undoubtedly one of the best drummers in metal. You can't listen to songs like Innocent Exile, Phantom of the Opera and the iconic Run to the Hills without being blown away by his adept rhythm.

The former drummer struggled with MS for years and in 2002 the band set up the Clive Burr MS Trust to raise funds for treatment and lodgings. The boys from the band and Burr enjoyed a great friendship and they're clearly all saddened by his passing.

So if you're a fan of metal, hell, if you're a fan of music at all, throw on Iron Maiden, Killers or Number of the Beast and bask in Burr's unholy awesome tub-thumping. He will be missed.


  1. I mentioned this on Twitter the other day, but Run to the Hills was the first Maiden track I learnt to play on the drums. I doubt I would still be playing now, over twenty years later if it wasn't for this dude inspiring me. He will be missed.

  2. Damn...I was just asking my buddy the other day who the hell this guy was and whatever happened to him! I'm a big fan of Nicko, but Burr's tracks on NotB are fantastic. The Prisoner? Hell, yeah!

    RIP, man.