Ron McGovney Displays Rare Pictures Of James Hetfield Without His Guitar When Metallica Opened For Saxon
Former Metallica bassist Ron McGovney has once again taken his Twitter account to share some never-before-seen pictures of James Hetfield and Metallica members at the time from the very first years of their career and clarified some wrong information about the second gig of their career.
As you may know, McGovney was the original bassist of thrash metal legend Metallica. Ron performed with the band between the years of 1981 and 1982, however, his short time in Metallica included the continuous clash with the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Dave Mustaine. Eventually, McGovney left the band and replaced by Cliff Burton.
As an active user of social media platforms, Ron often shares unseen pictures of Metallica from their early years and answers fans’ questions about the band’s history. Recently, McGovney posted several photos from Metallica’s second live performance when they were opening for Saxon at Whiskey a GoGo on March 27, 1982.
In the comment section of his tweet, Metallica fans wanted to know more details about the show. One of them asked Ron to share the setlist of the gig which he responded by sharing the list from Metallica’s official website. However, the band’s ex-bassist claimed that the setlist posted on their website was probably wrong. Some of them were surprised to see the rare pictures of James Hetfield not playing his guitar while singing at the same time.
Here is what Ron McGovney wrote in the caption of the pictures he posted:
“3-27-82. Metallica opening for Saxon. 2 shows. Whisky a GoGo.”
McGovney also commented on the setlist shared by Metallica’s official website:
“This is from the official website. I don’t think it’s right.“
You can see the tweet Ron McGovney posted on his Twitter account below.
3-27-82. Metallica opening for Saxon. 2 shows. Whisky a GoGo. pic.twitter.com/SR9bWCk38l
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) March 27, 2021
This is from the official website. I don't think it's right. pic.twitter.com/dj4IhSG6rx
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) March 28, 2021