How James Hetfield Felt About Playing With Tony Iommi And Queen, Ron McGovney Explains
Metallica original bassist Ron McGovney shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing what frontman James Hetfield would think if he told him he’s going to perform ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ with Queen members and Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony Iommi.
As many of you know, Queen took to the stage at Wembley Stadium for ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness’ which was a benefit concert held on Easter Monday, 20 April 1992, for an audience of 72,000. The concert broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world, with an audience of up to one billion. The concert was a tribute to Queen’s legendary lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who passed away due to AIDS on 24 November 1991.
In addition to three remaining Queen members, bassist John Deacon, guitarist Brian May, and drummer Roger Taylor, numerous guest singers, and guitarists, including Elton John, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N’ Roses also performed at the concert.
In addition to those iconic names, Metallica frontman James Hetfield also was one of the vocalists to perform Queen songs that night. Hetfield performed the iconic song ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ with Queen members in addition to Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi at the concert.
Recently, a fan shared the performance video of Hetfield at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness, afterward, Ron McGovney shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing that if he told James Hetfield that he’s going to perform with Queen and Tony Iommi way back when the two were in high school, he would have never believed him.
Here is what McGovney said:
“If I told James when we were in high school that he would one day be on stage with Tony Iommi and Queen playing Stone Cold Crazy, he would have told me that I am stone-cold crazy.”
You can see the Twitter post and listen to the ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ performance below.
If I told James when we were in high school that he would one day be on stage with Tony Iommi and Queen playing Stone Cold Crazy,he would have told me that I am stone cold crazy.
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) February 28, 2021