Former Metallica bassist Ron McGovney discussed James Hetfield replacing him on “Hit the Lights” in a new tweet, revealing that he was at work. At least there was bass heard on the song, better luck than Jason Newsted would get later in the 1980’s! A Metallica icon ‘turning down’ a Dave Mustaine reunion was detailed a few days ago.
MetalDude1979 asked, “Question. Did you actually play on the very first version of Metal Massacre 1 Hit the Lights (w/Lloyd Grant on final solo), I say you did….. another ‘person’ says you didn’t.”
McGovney responded, “James played my bass on it. I was at work.” MetalDude1979 responded, “Friend wins. I lose. Thanks again. Straight to the point. You’ve answered 2 questions I’ve had for decades. Thank you.”
MetalDude1979 shot back, “Friend wins. I lose. Thanks again. Straight to the point. You’ve answered 2 questions I’ve had for decades. Thank you.”
Metallica paid tribute to Music For Nations label founder Martin Hooker in a recent tweet. The band said, “We were deeply saddened to hear that Martin Hooker, the man who formed Music For Nations – our first UK record label – back in 1983, had passed. Thanks to Martin’s unwavering support, ‘Kill ‘Em All’, ‘Ride The Lightning’ and ‘Master Of Puppets’ all went gold in the UK, and just as importantly, he and MFN helped make England a warm and welcoming place for us at a vital time in our career. Thank you for the love, support and memories Martin, rest in peace.”
Lars Ulrich also recently wished Kirk Hammett a happy birthday. He wrote, “The happiest of birthdays to @KirkHammett…the member of ‘Tallica with coolest head of hair and the least amount of body hair. Here’s to another year of craziness and cool experiences. Love you bruh! By @rosshalfin.” Lars Ulrich recently broke his silence on a Metallica breakup rumor.