Song of the Day: Metallica – “Orion”

Today marks the birthday of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, who was born on this day in 1962. The instrumental track “Orion” off Master of Puppets features Burton’s last recorded solo with the band before his tragic death in a bus accident in Sweden and was also played at his funeral. There was some cool news regarding Burton this week as Alameda County, California, which is the location of Burton’s hometown of Castro Valley, declared February 10 to be Cliff Burton Day. “I do not have a moment of doubt that, if Cliff were alive, he would have had a huge smile on his face about receiving this proclamation,” Burton’s father said, per Blabbermouth.

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