Ex-Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr dead at 56 

By: Bob Vincent

Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has died at the age of 56. He had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis years ago, and according to the band, he died peacefully in his sleep last night.

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says, “I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family.”

Burr was originally a member of the band Samson prior to joining Iron Maiden in 1979, and he quickly made a name for himself playing on the band’s legendary first three albums: 1980’s Iron Maiden, 1981’s Killers, and 1982’s The Number of the Beast...