Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has revealed more information about the upcomingVH1 METALLICA special called "When Metallica Ruled The World", which is scheduled to air later in the year. In a posting to the METALLICA message board, McGovney wrote, "I haven't been on the boards for a while, so someone may have already mentioned that VH1 is doing a show called 'When Metallica Ruled the World'.
"I was contacted by VH1 a couple of weeks ago asking if I would sign another photo release. I agreed to the release because I can still use the photos in my eBay auctions.
"I hope they don't use those old interviews from 'Behind the Music' because that was from 1998.
"I would like to do a new interview for this show, but they didn't ask me.
"I did an hour interview for 'Behind the Music' and I was on for five seconds!
"I watched Cliff's father do at least a half-hour interview and he got two seconds.
"I guess we will have to see what half-assed celebrity commentary shows up like on 'My Coolest Years: the Metalheads'.
"I think it would have been cool if James and I were on that show. I have a lot of photos of when he was in OBSESSION and when we were teenagers.
"I guess what Jim Breuer and Mike Piazza have to say about METALLICA will sell the show.
"Well, that's all for now. I just hope this new show doesn't suck."
According to the series' web site, "When __ Ruled The World" is "a one-hour oral and visual history of pop culture phenomena for VH1. This is not history. This is POPhistory — the story of a cultural history as it was felt collectively by a mass culture."