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My Metallica Collection

Early stuff:

Here's some early Metallica items. There's a few high school yearbooks, some Metal Militia stuff, a Ride The Lightning backstage pass & a scarce Metallica rehearsal tape.


Metallica High School Yearbooks

1978 James Hetfield High School yearbook James Hetfield freshman yearbook photo Ron McGovney freshman yearbook photo James Hetfield on the Freshman Footbal team close up of James Hetfield on the Freshman Footbal team

This is 1978 high school yearbook from James Hetfield & Ron McGovney's school. James is top center in the 1st photo and Ron is bottom right in the 2nd photo.
James & Ron were best friends early in high school.
James also played on the Freshman football team.
They misspelled his name on the football photo.
He wore # 66 (probaly would have added another 6 if he could).

1979 James Hetfield High School yearbook James Hetfield Sophmore yearbook photo Ron McGovney Sophmore yearbook photo

This is 1979 high school yearbook from James Hetfield & Ron McGovney's school.
James is top right in the 1st photo and Ron is bottom right in the 2nd photo.
You can see James with long hair for the first time.

1981 Ron McGovney High School yearbook Ron McGovney Senior yearbook photo

This is 1981 high school yearbook from Ron McGovney's school.
James last year in this school was as a Junior in 1980.



Metallica Metal Militia


1983 Metallica Metal Militia membership form 1983 Metallica Metal Militia Certificate of Membership

1983 Metallica Metal Militia membership form & Metal Militia Certificate of Membership.
This membership form is postmarked Nov. 21, 1983 and it only costs $5 to join.
This member was # 841



Ride The Lightning Tour items


1984 Ride The Lightning Tour full access backstage pass

1984 Ride The Lightning Tour backstage pass.
This came from a good friend of Metallica that toured with them quite often.

July 8, 1984 Ride The Lightning rehearsal tape - Frankfurt, Germany July 8, 1984 Ride The Lightning rehearsal tape - Frankfurt, Germany Ride The Lightning rehearsal tape insert Ride The Lightning rehearsal tape - Side 1 Ride The Lightning rehearsal tape - Side 2

Ride The Lightning rehearsal tape from Frankfurt, Germany on July 8th, 1984.
This tape is an unreleased recording.
I have not been able to locate any other copies.
It came from a very good friend of the band.