The classic line-up bassist of Metallica, Ron McGovney has responded to some questions he got from the fans on Twitter.

He has revealed how much money he got from Metallica’s royalty payments for the old stuff that he played.

A fan named Baldwin asked:

“Ron, have you written a book about being one of the founding members of America’s greatest heavy music band? I could see an Almost Famous type movie in your future.”

Ron replied:

“No, and I don’t plan on it. Years ago, I was offered a spot on a TV show about people who gave up their dream career to become a working-class Joe. I politely declined.”

After that, another fan chimed into the conversation and said:

“But do you have some royalties from Metallica’s old stuff?”

Ron has a clear answer to that question which is:


You can reach the root tweet of the conversation below.