Ex-guitarist RON MCGOVNEY casts doubt on DAVE Mustaine’s claim for ‘Alpha Male’: ‘That’s not how I remember those days’

former Metallica Guitar player Ron McGovney cast doubt on the health Dave Mustaineclaim that Dave He was an ‘Alpha Male’ while he was a member of Metallica.

In a recent interview with traditional rock music magazine, mustine He was asked about a comment he made in his 2010 autobiography, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir.He referred to himself as “Squad Leader” when he was in it Metallica In the early eighties. after the axes, Paul Elliotsaid the statement was “a little strange” because the people who founded that band, James Hetfield And the Lars Ulrich“Those alpha males”, mustine He replied, “Oh no. I’m obviously an alpha male between the three of us. Why did I have to do everything when I was in the band? Why did they always ask me to talk to the promoters and collect cash? Who had to fight? Why did I have to talk between songs?”

mustine He went on to say that it is not difficult for him to talk about it Metallica. “I really don’t care,” he insisted. “And you know what? I love these guys. I texted mosques Just two days ago after he said he was insecure about his game. I said: ‘mosquesI love you, and I really love your playing. did not answer. of course not. why him? The point is, I wanted him to know I had those feelings too, but I don’t know them now.

“I must remind you that when I joined MetallicaAnd the mosques He did not play guitar. He just picked it up and started playing when I was in the band. But let’s be honest, mosques He is one of the best metal guitar players in the world. Until he has those feelings, that’s a lie, because he’s an amazingly talented guy. So I felt like I needed to say something to him. I didn’t tweet it. I don’t want anyone to know what I said. But I’m telling you, because you brought it up.”

after, after pistol The magazine published a link to a story about mustinecomments , rune Share the tweet and include the following message:Dave Talk to promoters? collecting money? mosques Never played guitar before Metallica? That’s not how I remember those days. In fact, the opposite is true.”

Last month , mustine Reflected on his dismissal in 1983 Metallica shaping Mega While talking to a podcaster Joe Rogan From The Joe Rogan Experience. When asked if it was “right to” Mega after leaving Metallica Or if he takes a while to plan his next move, Dave He said, “I think in my mind I went straight MegaBut at the time, I was still trying to make sense of everything that had happened.

“The thing that bothered me the most was that I owned all my music, and I left it behind and said, ‘Don’t use my music.’ And of course they did, and they used it on the first recording. [1983’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’]in the second record [1984’s ‘Ride The Lightning’]. There are parts of my music in a song on the third recording [1986’s ‘Master Of Puppets’]. All the solos on the first record are mine, except that she just performed it Kirk [Hammett, METALLICA‘s current guitarist]. And the [they’re] Close but not the same. And he’s not a bad guitar player.”

When asked if he received royalties for it, mustine He said, “Well, most of them, yes, but Kirk I got my property rights [the song] ‘Metal Militia’ [from ‘Kill ‘Em All’] for many years. And he has to see the check, so I know someone saw that I wasn’t paid.

after, after Rogan Note that mustine He feels “sad and bitter” at his passing MetallicaAnd the Dave He said, “Not bitterness—I’m over it. It’s just money. At the end of the day, my happiness, my family, my wife, and my children are more important to me than anything in this world. I love our fans. I have so many things in this life that I’m happy.” But, man, it’s my family. And obviously my relationship with God. I take that very personal. And I don’t talk to people about it. I don’t put pressure on them at all. It’s my thing. And I look at it as if I were now… Yes, [I was] 20 [years old] in MetallicaAnd now, look at me, I’m 60 years old [years old] in Mega. and I Grammy winner. I The New York Times Bestselling Author – All of These Things.”

In a 2009 interview with Norway LedverketAnd the mustine He said he was “severely injured” by his expulsion Metallica He allegedly drank a lot. “I said, What?! No second chance, no warning? Come on, we all drink. Come on.” “And the [they were like], ‘No that is. You’re done, you’re done.’ And I was like, “Okay.”

mustine He also went on to claim that he had an altercation with Hetfield led to his expulsion from the band.

“I was selling the pot” Dave He said. “When I’d go play in concert, people would know that my bowler was just sitting in my apartment saying, ‘Go ahead and keep me company.'” So I was broken in. People stole all my stash All my stash and I thought, solve this. I’ll get some dogs to stay in the apartment when I leave. So I got two dogs and took one of them to rehearsal at once and put their paws on rune‘s [McGovney, METALLICA‘s then-bassist] Sentences. And the mosques Kick it straight in the side. So I said, “What did you do?” [And I was like] It’s a dog, that’s what they do. You don’t kick animals. So we went home, and we started arguing more. I ended up punching him in the face and I think that’s why I lost my job.”

In a 2009 interview with Dallas/Ft. Worth, a Texas radio station 97.1 Eagle RocksAnd the Hetfield He said it was “so weird” to hear it mustine He’s still talking about getting out of Metallica. “It’s very Daveand that is , ” mosques He said. “And no matter what band he was in or whatever… I mean, Dave Not in this band for a reason and that’s why. It is very simple. He’s been in the band for 11 months and that’s been going on over and over again. I don’t know of any other group on the planet that has been in a band for a short period of time and they still have that big chip on his shoulder. It’s crazy… you know what?! He’s in love, and that’s okay, because we want him back.

Back in 2016, Hammett . said Wheeler’s word The podcast he understood DaveHe continued to resent his former bandmates due to the manner in which he was expelled from the group. “I’ve always seen Dave As someone who was really sad, really angry, and really frustrated about his situation. MetallicaAnd he said, “And he couldn’t let that go,” and, you know, I’ve always shown a lot of sympathy for him, realizing he was just pissed off. It’s the equivalent of letting the woman of your life leave you. I mean really. When your band kicks you out… you’ve never been kicked out before, but I can imagine it’s a horrible experience, especially if a group has such a passion for it. So that I can understand DaveOrdeal all these years. But I will also say that when we did the 30th Anniversary Shows at Fillmore [in San Francisco]let’s Dave to play on all of these ‘Kill them all’ I felt man Very well To make him play on stage. It felt totally fine to me, while Dave He played guitar, for me mosques And play with the rhythm parts mosquesAnd it wasn’t a big problem at all. I can see from the look DaveHis face and his perfect posture were very healing to him. And I could see how that was helping him. So I have taken it all in full swing. And this is interesting, because since then, I think, DaveOur relationship with us is a little better now. I would like to think that this whole thing is just kind of healing some scars that needed to heal.”

after, after HammettComments about mustine It has been reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and other music sites, Dave took him Twitter to answer. He wrote: “I have great respect for KirkHammett and appreciate his stance on this. He is almost 100% accurate…almost. I wish him the best.”

In September 2011 an interview with Craftsmen NewsAnd the mustine He seems to agree that he reunited on stage with him Metallica He came a long way toward healing wounds from the way his tenure in the band ended. Dave He said: “When we were [played a cover of DIAMOND HEAD‘s] ‘helpless’ [as part of a ‘Big Four’ jam] One night I walked in to say hello Kirk On stage he said, “Do you want to take a solo?” And I said, “Yes.” [Laughs] But we forgot to tell anyone on stage or [running] The voice in the intro which I would have done solo, so the song plays with and KirkHe plays a full beat, and I’m just sitting there going and you can’t hear what I’m doing. At least we knew what happened. It was kind of a token passing of the torch to me and it was a nice gesture. I think that helped Kirk And my relationship is getting a little better.”

In an interview in September 2004, mustine She famously says, “I really don’t care about that Kirk – He stole my job, but at least I got banged on by his girlfriend before he took my job. how to taste, Kirk? “

mustine Did not play on any Metallica albums and did not attend their incitement in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ulrich Later explained to normal merchant who – which mustine It’s not included because “you have to cap it somewhere. Dave Mustaine not played on any Metallica records. Do not disdain him. but there [were] Half a dozen other people were in the lineup in the early days. We thought. . . The fair thing to do is to include anyone who has played in Metallica register. He added:Dave Mustaine He was in the band for 11 months, mostly in 1982… I’m not trying to belittle her. I have nothing but respect and admiration for his accomplishments since then.”

McGovney was a member of Metallica During 1982 he appeared in the band’s early demos. tension between McGovney And the mustine It resulted in the guitarist withdrawing from the range and being replaced by Cliff Burton. Later said “Talking is Jericho” that out of Metallica It didn’t bother him because he was less inclined to the band style, plus he was interested in being a motorcycle mechanic.

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