Original Metallica bassist Ron McGovney who was a member of the group in 1981 and 1982 has addressed the claims through his social media channels that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine used to sing live vocals for the band during his performance back at the time.
Dave Mustaine was a member of the music group without performing on any of the group’s full-length albums in the years 1982 and 1983.
Getting some questions and tweets via Twitter, Ron McGovney posted a tweet making an adjustment to the subject. Here you can read the tweet below!
I've been getting a lot of questions about who sang vocals when we played live when I was in @Metallica . James Hetfield. That's it. Dave Mustaine did talk in between songs because his guitar wouldn't stay in tune. Dave sang backup vocals on Killing Time. That's it.
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) January 20, 2021
Besides this topic, McGovney also was asked about Damian C. Phillips, who reportedly performed a single show with Metallica in 1982.
Metallica wrote on the official site about the gig: “Metallica attempts to perform a show as a five-piece band including Brad Parker (also known as Damion C. Phillips) on the second guitar. His performance did not go over well.”
Just to remember: Ron McGovney performed publicly for the first time in 23 years on December 10, 2011, playing two songs onstage with Metallica, Mustaine, and early studio guitarist Lloyd Grant as a part of the celebrations surrounding the end of the group’s third decade.
“McGovney has said that, although his time in Metallica came to an acrimonious end, he now gets along with his former bandmates and speculates that, given his disposition and skill-set, he might have been better able to contribute to the band had he served as road manager rather than a bass guitarist.”
There always happens to be different news in the music world about old things done in the past, keeping up is hard but we’re here to inform you!
Here’s a full concert of Metallica with Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney performing live in San Francisco in 1983!