Ron McGovney – American Musician

Published Date   14th Jul. 2019, 16:10 pm  Update Date: July 19th, 2019  12:06 am
Ron McGovney – American Musician
Quick Info
Birth Name: Ronald J. McGovney
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Spouse: Rene Michele Norrod
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Date of Birth: 02/11/1962
Age: 57 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1 million
Children: Justin McGovney, Tyler McGovney, and Audrey McGovney




Ron McGovney, full name, Ronald J. McGovney is a semi-retired American Musician. He was born on November 2, 1962, in Los Angeles, California, United States. The world best knows him as the original bass guitarist of the heavy metal band Metallica.

Ron McGovney’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. As for relationships, he has a beautiful wife, Rene Michele Norrod. The amazing pair, Ron McGovney and Rene Michele Norrod have three children together, Justin McGovney, Tyler McGovney, and Audrey McGovney.

Net Worth And Earnings

As mentioned above, Ron McGovney’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. He has been able to amass the amount thanks to his talent as a guitarist. But there is yet to be an official word about this by Ron McGovney.



Ron McGovney's net worth

Ron McGovney’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. Image Source: Pinterest.

As for his earnings, Ron is often going on concerts and takes a good amount for his performance.

Ron McGovney: Career And Bands

Ron McGovney has associated himself with several bands. In June 1981, he formed his first band, Leather Charm. His childhood friend Hetfield and guitarist Hugh Tanner supported him on this. But Tanner soon left the band.

The subsequent lineup of the band featured guitarist Troy James and drummer Jim Mulligan. The group rehearsed a new set of the new wave of British heavy metal covers original material for some months. But the departure of Jim Mulligan later that year led to the band’s demise.

Later in 1981, Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich established a new project Metallica. With McGovney and guitarist Dave Mustaine in early 1982, the band completed. The band gave its debut performance on March 14, 1982.  They spent most of that year rehearsing.

bass guitarist Ron McGovney

Ron McGovney left Metallica on December 10, 1982. Image Source: Pinterest.

The band, Metallica recorded several demos during the time, including the Power Metal demo and Hit the Lights.

On December 10, 1982, Ron quit the band because of the tension growing in the band. Cliff Burton replaced him as a bassist. During his time in Metallica, he apparently felt more like a monetary and transportation provider, rather than a respected member of the band.

A Break From Music

After leaving Metallica, Ron took a little time off his music career. Ultimately in 1986, Hirax vocalist Katon W. De Pena Persuaded him to return to music.

bass guitarist Ron McGovney

Ron McGovney is the founder of the band, Phantom. Image Source: Pinterest.

Katon and Ron formed the thrash metal band Phantasm with guitarist Rodney Nicholson and several other musicians. The band released a demo but not a proper album. It disbanded in 1988 due to disagreements between members.

Ron again ceased his professional career after Phantom disbanded. Phantom discussed a possible reunion in 2007, but ultimately, this failed to materialize.

Megadeth And Metallica

Ron, later on, joined the Mustaine’s band Megadeth. Despite the past, Ron now has a friendly bond with the bandmates of Metallica.

Before joining Megadeth, Ron McGovney performed for the first time in a while on December 10, 2011. He played two songs onstage with Metallica, Mustaine and early studio guitarist, Lloyd Grant at the Fillmore.

Relationships and Family

Talking about relationships, Ron McGovney has a wife and three children Ron Mcgovney’s wife Rene Michele Norrod is a biker.

The former Metallica bassist Ron McGovney Revealed that his wife owns a Kawasaki Versys 300. The two love going on riding trips. Ron and Rene have three children together.

They have two sons named Justin McGovney, and Tyler McGovney.The lovely couple is also blessed with a daughter named Audrey McGovney.

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