26 years ago, while traveling through Sweden, Metallica's tour bus tipped over after the driver lost control due to icy roads. Band members and onlookers at the scene have given different accounts as to whether 24 year old bassist Cliff Burton died when he was thrown out of the window or during failed rescue attempts, but either way, tragically, Burton died at the scene.

In remembrance of one of the greatest bassists of all time, check out a live performance of the famous solo "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth".

RIP Cliff.

[Via UltimateClassicRock.com]