Original METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney will appear at the Mad Monster Party — a retro monster celebration showcasing classic and contemporary creatures of the night (and day) — on March 23–25, 2012 at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Mad Monster Party is a horror convention with a difference. While other national shows install a generic event in a city, Mad Monster is building its show from the inside out. With the support of local Charlotte organizations (like “Visit Charlotte” tourism board) and businesses (Kevin Blanchfield‘s Haunted Mill, Morris Costume, etc.), Mad Monster Party is putting down roots and committing to a partnership with the Charlotte community to provide a unique convention that is fresh, theatrical, and innovative and will offer visiting fans from across the nation a real tradition.
Daily and weekend tickets are available as well as R.I.P. (Really Intense Partyer) passes. R.I.P. passes include early admission all three days, express/front-of-line and all access to events, including reserved premium seating, a walk through the Haunted Mill with celebrities, access to the exclusive R.I.P./Celebrity Lounge, a mystery swag bag and more.
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McGovney in 2003 made an appearance on the AllMetallica.com message board, MetBoard.com, and answered a couple of questions from fans regarding his time with METALLICA and his more recent activities.
When asked if it was true that he inspired Cliff Burton for his bass solo “Anesthesia“, McGovney said, “I did not write ‘Anesthesia‘. That was all Cliff.” As to whether he still plays bass, Ron said, “I still have my basses, but I really don’t play too much anymore. I pulled out IRON MAIDEN ‘Killers‘ album the other day to see if I remember any songs on bass. I was surprised that I remembered most of the album. The last band I played in was PHANTASM in 1986/87.”