|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.