Cliff Burton Museum set to open in Ljungby, Sweden

Bass guitarist Cliff Burton (1962-1986) plays on stage during the Damage, Inc. Tour on July 21, 1986 at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
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The municipality of Ljungby in Sweden has announced the opening of the Cliff Burton Museum, a partially government-funded building set up as a tribute to the late Metallica bassist.

Burton lost his life in a coach crash near Ljungby in 1986, while Metallica were touring Europe with Anthrax. A memorial stone was installed near the crash site by the band's Swedish fanclub a decade ago, and the area regularly attracts metal fans keen to honor his memory. 

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