Ray Burton is Metallica’s biggest fan and, at 92-years-old, still attends the band’s concerts regularly.
Ray is the father of Metallica’s late bassist Cliff Burton who passed away in 1986 after a tour bus crash. Since then, Ray has been a frequent guest at Metallica concerts over the years in support of his son’s memory.
The proud father has been hanging out with the band during their Worldwired tour this year and has been taking pics along the way with fans and the band:
Ray has even been featured on the Metallica podcast “Alphabetallica” and he spoke out about donating Cliff’s royalties from the band to support a music scholarship at his son’s former high school.
“From the royalties that I get, I give a scholarship to the high school he went to, the Castro Valley High School, for music,” Ray 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,” he continued.