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Ronald "Ron" McGovney


1980 Obsession - bass  
1980-1981 Phantom Lord - bass  
1981 Leather Charm - bass  
1982-1983 Metallica - bass  
1986-1988 Phantasm - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 02.11.1962

Ron McGovney (born November 2, 1962, Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most notable for being Metallica's first bass player when they formed in the early 1980s. He was replaced by Cliff Burton. After leaving from Metallica, McGovney was disillusioned with music and sold most of his equipment. However, several years later, he was enticed into another band called Phantasm, which he help contribute to the band's only album. He then left Phantasm after a couple of years.