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Memorial stone of Cliff Burton, near the site of the bus crash in Dörarp.

Dörarp is a small locality (according to the definition of Statistics Sweden) in Ljungby Municipality, Sweden. In 2005, Dörarp had 145 inhabitants.

Dörarp was the place where thrash metal band Metallica's tour-bus slipped off the road in 1986 during the Damage, Inc. Tour. [1] Vocalist James Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich survived with minor injuries, but bassist Cliff Burton was pinned under the bus and pronounced dead. Former Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted was recruited as Metallica's new bassist in 1987 until his departure in 2001. The site of the crash has been marked with Burton's commemorative memorial stone.


Coordinates: 56°059′N14°000′E / 56.983°N 14.000°E / 56.983; 14.000