Rock 'n' roller THE BIG BOPPER's son is considering auctioning off the casket the late hitmaker was laid to rest in.
The steel coffin was exhumed last year (08), so the Chantilly Lace singer's remains could be moved to a more visible location with a statue and historic marker. The old casket went on display at the Texas Musicians Museum in Hillsboro, Texas.
And now the Big Bopper's son, Jay Richardson, has revealed he's thinking about selling the used coffin.
Richardson, who was born three months after his father died, says he has "no personal use" for the casket, adding, "When you get down to it, it is just a metal box."
The Big Bopper, real name Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr., was killed in a 1959 plane crash that also claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.