Slash, Dee Snider React to Clive Burr Death
The death of original Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr on Tuesday (March 12) has shaken the rock community. Many rockers who knew and were influenced by Burr, including Slash and Dee Snider, took to Twitter to express their feelings.
Burr died in his sleep at the age of 56 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. On Wednesday Iron Maiden wrote on their 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.” The statement also included words from Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson.
Paul Di’Anno, Maiden’s original lead singer, also expressed his grief. “Sad to hear of your passing,” he wrote (via Blabbermouth). “You will always be in my heart, Clive. A truly unique talent that will never be forgotten.” Di’Anno recorded as a member of Iron Maiden, their 1980 self-titled debut, and ‘Killers’ a year later. Both albums featured Burr, who lasted one more album with Maiden, on drums.
We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night.ironmaiden.com/former-iron-ma…
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) March 13, 2013
Really sad news; RIP Clive Burr. Played on my fav Iron Maiden records.
— Slash (@Slash) March 14, 2013
So sad…just found out my old friend Clive Burr from Iron Maiden pass away. So glad I spoke to him a couple of days ago. #alegendlost
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) March 13, 2013
RIP Clive Burr, original Iron Maiden drummer, who rocked those first 3 records HARD.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 14, 2013
: ( RT @jeordiewhite: R.I.P.Clive Burr.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) March 13, 2013
Clive Burr- I will miss you!! Running Free in the Ides of March
— Stephen Perkins (@stephenperkins) March 13, 2013