My Metallica Collection
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
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).
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.
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 & 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 backstage pass.
This came from a good friend of Metallica that toured with them quite often.
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.