Clive Burr, former drummer with heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, died in his sleep earlier this week on Tuesday March 12, 2013. He was 56 years old. Although he was fired from the band in 1982, Bur remained friends with his former bandmates, who were longtime supporters Clive Aid, the charity Burr was a patron of which raised funds and awareness for cancer and multiple sclerosis (of which Burr himself suffered) causes around the world. It’s in recognition of his role in the history of one of the world’s biggest metal fans that we’ve put together this week’s Sunday Slaylist as a tribute to Clive Burr.
March 10th, 2010
We shouldn’t need to tell you just how frickin’ awesome Dorset sludge-doom titans Ramesses are – after all, we pretty much demanded earlier this year that you go see them play live. And those among you that heeded our advice might’ve spotted that the band’s drummer, Mark Greening – also a former sticksmith for the mighty Electric Wizard, no less – not only has Billy, the puppet from the Saw movies, emblazoned across the front of his bass drum, but also has the marionette’s visage tattoo’d onto his very flesh. Yep, you guessed it – he’s a bit of a fan.
With Saw VI released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, we thought it was high time we sent Marek Steven to catch up with Mark to delve the depths of the drummer’s obsession with what is – believe it or not – the most successful horror movie franchise of all time.
December 11th, 2009
Got kids? Are they awesome? I mean, do they headband to Motorhead and drum along to Megadeth? Got them some awesome heavy metal-related Christmas presents to fit in with their righteous lifestyle? Learn from the mistakes of these kids’ parents. There is no end in sight for this family.
September 20th, 2009
Muse have been heavily promoting the lukewarm reception to their latest, fifth album The Resistance and have been a bit silly during their laborious promotional duties. Matt Bellamy? On the DRUMS? SHOCKER?!
December 18th, 2008
Gothenburg heavy metallers, Hammerfall may have started out as a side project, but it’s safe to say they’re quite important now. Drummer, Anders Johansson talks about playing with Indian idols and drinking Glögg!
What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing with India’s best kanjira player, Selvaganesh. He’s one in a billion.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Having to beat up a guy outside a bank. He was a Mr Know-it-all.