On Twitter, former bassist of Metallica, Ron McGovney, responded to an interview with the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett sharing the details of how they wrote ‘Kill ‘Em All‘ and claimed Kirk and Cliff Burton were not even there.
Metallica’s iconic ‘Kill ‘Em All‘ album was released 37 years ago on July 25, 1983, and regarded as a groundbreaking work for thrash metal music. Initially, Metallica wanted to call the album ‘Metal Up Your Ass,‘ however, later they had to change the name to ‘Kill ‘Em All’ to prevent the harsh reactions from the audiences.
The Metal Hammer magazine released an interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett talking about how their iconic album ‘Kill ‘Em All‘ was written and recorded. During the interview, Lars and Kirk explained how each song in the album was written and shared stories from recording sessions.
On Twitter, former Metallica bassist, Ron McGovney replied to the tweet about the interview revealing it was actually full of lies. Ron claimed that Kirk Hammett and the band’s late bassist Cliff Burton were not there while the songs were written. A Metallica fan responded to Ron and defended the stories of Lars and Kirk asking Ron to be loyal to his former bandmates. However, McGovney insisted on the fact that the stories told by the iconic musicians were total lies.
Here’s what Ron McGovney stated as a response to the interview with Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett on Twitter:
“I really have nothing to say about the recording of Kill Em All. I have issues with the stories of the songwriting. I was there. A lot of this interview is B.S. Actually total lies. Too bad that these lies become truth to unsuspecting fans.“
A fan nicknamed Delirious Nomad responded to Ron’s tweet and wrote:
“So Lars and Kirk are telling fibs? Be great to hear the true stories, Ron. Did you get done out of royalties?“
As a response to the Metallica fan, Ron McGovney claimed that they were not actually in the band while the songs were written and wrote:
“Kirk wasn’t in the band when the songs were written. Neither was Cliff.“
You can see the tweets Ron McGovney posted on his Twitter account below.
Kirk wasn't in the band when the songs were written. Neither was Cliff.
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) July 25, 2020