Cliff Burton's 92-Year-Old Dad Hits The Road With Metallica

08-15-2017
.
Metallica

(Radio.com) It's been 31 years since Metallica bassist Cliff Burton passed away in a tour bus crash. And his 92-year-old father, Ray, remains dedicated to the band. He has followed them around on various dates of their current tour.

His presence is a meaningful tribute to Cliff, whose tragic death had a profound influence on his bandmates and the trajectory of the band we know today. On a Metallica podcast, Ray Burton recently described how he's kept Cliff's legacy alive, with the help of band royalties.

'From the royalties that I get, I give a scholarship to the high school he went to, the Castro Valley High School, for music," he said. 'I think Cliff probably would have done that with his money, because he was not against education by any means. He liked it very much."

At concerts, Ray poses for photos with members of Metallica, friend and fans--including Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's 12-year-old son Ty, who recently filled in on bass on tour for Korn. See photos here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Metallica Music, DVDs, Books and more

Metallica T-shirts and Posters

More Metallica News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Metallica Release Video For Cover Of Classic Song

Metallica Release Live 'Battery' Video From Current Tour

Metallica Release Birthday Tribute To Cliff Burton

Metallica Release Live 'Creeping Death' Video

Metallica To Receive 2018 Polar Music Prize

Photo Of Metallica's James Hetfield As Cop In Ted Bundy Movie

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Featured On New Michael Schenker Song

Metallica's James Hetfield Lands Key Role In New Ted Bundy Movie

Metallica's James Hetfield Lands Key Role In Ted Bundy Movie

Metallica Release Live 'Seek & Destroy' Video


More Stories for Metallica

Metallica Music


advertisement

News Reports
Day in Rock:
Eagles Add More New Dates To North American Tour- Billy Corgan Reveals New Smashing Pumpkins' Song Details- Foreigner Announce Live Orchestra Tour Dates- more

KISS Spark Retirement Speculation With The End Of The Road Move- Slipknot Star Says He Will Never Go Back On Tour Again- Foreigner Announce Very Special Release- more

Tool's Maynard James Keenan Updates Fans On New Album- Marilyn Manson Has Bizarre Onstage Meltdown- Metallica Release Birthday Tribute To Cliff Burton- Muse- more

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour- Corey Taylor Reveals Timeline For New Slipknot Album- Metallica To Receive Polar Music Prize- Muse Release 'Thought Contagion'- more

Page Too:
Ed Sheeran Sparks Secret Wedding Speculation- Former One Direction Star Zayn Malik Previews New Music- Kesha Forced To Postpone Shows Due To Concert Fall Injury- more

Drake's Generous Money Giveaway All Part Of 'God's Plan'- Troy Gentry's Widow Sues Over Husband's Death- The Chainsmokers Release 'You Owe Me' Video- Demi Lovato Unplugs- more

Meek Mill Files Appeal Alleging Unreliable Police Testimony- Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend- Frank Ocean- more

Ed Sheeran and Eminem Release 'River' Video- Kanye West Returns To Instagram With Special Message- Kodak Black Releases R&B Album 'Heartbreak Kodak'- Remy Ma- more

advertisement


Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.