Faith No More’s Mike Bordin Brings Cliff Burton’s 30-Year-Old T-Shirt Back To His Family
Former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton’s family recently posted a photo on Instagram to announce that Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin brought Burton’s t-shirt back to his family after over 30 years.
Throughout his career with the band, Cliff Burton performed on Metallica’s 1983’s ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ 1984’s ‘Ride The Lightning,’ and 1986’s ‘Master Of Puppets’ albums. With his songwriting and guitar-playing talents, Burton was indeed a factor for Metallica’s successful breakthrough in the metal music scene.
On September 27, 1986, when Metallica was on tour to support their ‘Master Of Puppets’ album, Cliff Burton tragically died after their tour bus skidded off the road and flipped. Soon after that, Jason Newsted joined the band as his replacement. Two years later, Metallica released ‘To Live Is To Die’ from ‘…And Justice For All’ as a tribute to Burton.
To continue his legacy, Cliff Burton’s family has been running an Instagram account in which they celebrate the bassist’s music. According to their recent post, Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin recently brought the bassist’s 30-years-old t-shirt back to his family.
In the post, Burton’s family thanked Bordin for bringing Burton’s Dawn Of The Dead t-shirt back home. They then stated they felt quite emotional after seeing the t-shirt and thanked Mike and the person who kept it safe for over 30 years. Following that, Burton’s family revealed their only regret was Burton’s father Ray, who died last year, wasn’t there to see it.
Cliff Burton’s family’s Instagram post read:
“A huge thank you to Mike’ Puffy’ Bordin for bringing Cliff’s original Dawn Of The Dead shirt back home where it belongs. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions, and we appreciate Mike and the person who kept it safe for us for 30 plus years. Our only regret is Ray isn’t here to see it.”
Below, you can check out the photo in which Mike Bordin poses with Cliff Burton’s t-shirt.