Metallica 1982

Former Metallica bassist Ron McGovney posted the first Metallica business card on Twitter.

The photo shows only the band’s logo, the words “power metal” below and a phone number, which was the telephone line of McGovney’s home.

“I moved to our rental house two doors down in 1981 and took the number with me. That house was where Metallica started. I lived in a condo 1983-1987 and had that same number.” says the bassist.

His tenure in the band, however, was very short, as he was a member for only a year and two months, from October 1981 to December 1982, while he managed to record only the historical demo “No Life Till ‘Leather” and then had the same fate as Dave Mustaine, who left from the band next year.