The former Metallica bassist from 1981 to 1982 and known as the semi-retired musician, Ron McGovney, has posted a new tweet on his verified Twitter account to share the untold story of a well-known photo.
One of the famous Metallica fan pages on social media, Book Of Metallica, has posted a rare photo that was taken during the annual hard rock / heavy metal fest that was made in Castle Donington from 1980 to 1996: ‘Monsters of Rock.’
When you look at the photo, you can easily understand why they’ve decided to name the festival that way. There are many legends like Dave Mustaine, the late icon Lemmy Kilmister and Guns N’ Roses star Slash along with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
According to the tweet of Ron McGovney, he stated that he was not on the inviting list and up in the cheap seats during the whole concert.
Here is what Book Of Metallica wrote with the rare photo:
“Lars Ulrich, Axl Rose, Dave Mustaine, Duff Mckagan, Lemmy Kilmister & Slash at backstage “Monsters of Rock”, 1988.”
Ron McGovney responded to the tweet and shared the backstory:
“I was there at the Colosseum in L.A. up in the cheap seats burning up in the sun. Now I know who was hanging out backstage.
I bought the tickets. And no I was not invited. Left early. It sucked anyway.“
You can check out the tweets of the Metallica fan page and Ron McGovney below.
I was there at the Colosseum in L.A. up in the cheap seats burning up in the sun. Now I know who was hanging out back stage. I bought tickets. And no I was not invited. Left early. It sucked anyway.
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) July 24, 2020