February 10th Is Officially “Cliff Burton Day” In Castro Valley

How cool is this?! After gaining over 5000 signatures on the petition, February 10th is now known as “Cliff Burton Day” in Castro Valley. The petition, created by Robert Souza last month, asked the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council to honor the late Metallica legend on his birthday, and the board agreed that it was a good idea. The MAC Board voted 7-0 in favor of creating a “Cliff Burton Day,” and today the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the idea, which makes it official!

James Hetfield confirmed the news on his Instagram account. See below!

This is a great thing. Pushed through by local fans and friends. ?????

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Metallica later confirmed the news:

Long live Cliff!