Ron McGovney: “Thanks David Ellefson. You are an awesome bassist and a really great guy” – Metallica/Megadeth

Ron McGovney: “Thanks David Ellefson. You are an awesome bassist and a really great guy. All respect.”

David Ellefson: “I’m a big Metallica fan, starting with [the] No Life ‘Til Leather [demo,” he said. “In fact, quite honestly, No Life ‘Til Leather, that’s my heart of METALLICA. I love Kill ‘Em All. I really love Master Of Puppets. There’s a different vibe about [No Life ‘Til Leather], ’cause, obviously, Dave played on that.

So that’s why I heard it first — because when I met Dave, Kill ‘Em All wasn’t even out yet. They had let Dave go, then they recorded Kill ‘Em All, but that album wasn’t out yet.

So this is June of ’83. What I liked was the bass player, Ron McGovney. As much as everybody’s really into Cliff [Burton], my Metallica was with Ron McGovney. And that’s why on “Mechanix,” when we put it on Killing Is My Business, I played Ron’s bassline.”

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