The original bass player of Metallica, Ron McGovney, has posted a new tweet on his Twitter account and revealed untold details about the early years of James Hetfield’s musical career.

In that tweet, Ron responded to a question that he got from a fan on Twitter and revealed what James’s band Leather Charm sounded like.

Here’s what he said:

“Metallica fans have asked me what James’s band Leather Charm sounded like. We played covers by Maiden, Scorpions, and Quiet Riot. This band called Girl was the closest to what we sounded like. Phil Collen on guitar. We played this song. Hollywood Tease.”

After that tweet, Ron received another question from a fan and told a story about the first days of Metallica with Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine. While telling that, he also mentioned ‘disappeared tapes’ that featuring rehearsal records of Metallica. Check out the conversation below.

A fan named Jeff said:

“I would pay good money for a recording of those, haha!”

Ron responded:

“We did have practice recordings. That’s how Dave and Lars learned Hit the Lights. The tapes disappeared when the band relocated to San Francisco from my house in Norwalk.”

Check out the tweets below.