A supplemental to my series of Iron Maiden reviews.
Clive Burr left the band after The Number of the Beast. Bruce Dickinson once called him “the best drummer Maiden’s ever had.” He was definitely amazing.
Clive Burr now has mobility problems because of his struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. As a guy who has friends who this illness, it’s something I feel strongly about. Clive was great, and the loss of his drumming is tragic. But what is more important is Clive as a human being, and you can just hope he and his family are coping.
Iron Maiden has released singles and done special concerts to benefit Clive and MS societies. If you want to learn more about Multiple Sclerosis, check out one of the links below. It’s a difficult illness to live with, but with proper care a person can still live a normal life.
http://mssociety.ca/en/default.htm MS Society of Canada
http://www.mssociety.org.uk/ UK Multiple Sclerosis Society
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/iron-maiden-clive-burr/ A recent article about Maiden’s charity work with Clive, and MS