Metallica’s one-time bassist Ron McGovney took to social media via Twitter to answer another superfan of the thrash-rock legends who had another question revolving his rockin’ past. On Twitter recently, McGovney was asked by said Metallica superfan and Twitter user MetalMikef if McGovney played on the ‘Hit The Lights’ version that came out on the compilation album entitled ‘Metal Massacre.’ Jason Newsted revealed if Metallica hate Gene Simmons.
To which the former Metallica member gave a shocking response: “James plays my bass on the very first pressing. The second pressing is from No Life, and I played on that.”
In which the Twitter user responded: “Ya, I know. I would love to hear a proper re-release of this. Do you play on the Hit The Lights version that came out on Metal Massacre?”
McGovney responded soon after: “It was supposed to be the first release before KEA. [Kill Em All]”
Jason Newsted looks sad in photo with this Metallica replacement. In other news regarding Metallica, fans recently took to social media to discuss the lasting impact of the aforementioned ‘Kill Em All’ album. One fan reviewed: “For those who may have been under a rock when this set was released (or perhaps just inundated with new music and endless reissues of old music, like I was) and have still not “jumped” into this pricey fire, hopefully, this review will be helpful and informative. I am usually not a fan of the proverbial “money grab” reissue process. Lifelong collectors usually find very little of interest from a product that is often rushed and not well thought out. Fortunately, no matter how you may feel about Metallica, they got this right. First, the timing was right. Vinyl continues to grow in popularity as many of us old-school rockers grow weary of artless digital files and over-compressed CDs. And let’s face it, many of us have either worn out or sold our old records, or they just don’t sound good anymore with the modern phonographs. And who doesn’t want a new, high-quality recording of one of the most iconic albums in metal history?”
The fan continued: “Second, the quality of both the content and the presentation is excellent. Finally, while clearly targeted to the dedicated Metallica fan, collectors will find much to enjoy as well, particularly the hardcover ear book, which in addition to the picture EP and live LPs, is really the chief selling point here as the remastered versions of the original CD and LP can be purchased separately.” Metallica’s singer takes brutal shot at Jason Newsted in photo.
It was supposed to be the first release before KEA.
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) December 7, 2019