Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has mentioned his longstanding and sophisticated relationship with Metallica in an interview with Guitar World.
Mustaine, who was fired from Metallica in 1983, contributed to numerous the band’s early songs, however is extra extensively identified for his four-decade-and-counting time fronting Megadeth, by which time the thrash icons have put out 16 studio albums to Metallica’s 11 (to this point). When requested how he views the perceived competitors between Metallica and Megadeth, Mustaine responds:
“In my thoughts, there isn’t any competitors between Megadeth and Metallica. We’re completely different bands, and I imagine Megadeth has been extra constant. However the unhappy factor is that the drama between us has been extra common than the music ever was. And bear in mind, Metallica obtained an enormous head begin, and so they did so on the again of what I helped create.
When later requested what Megadeth owes its longevity to, Mustaine solutions:
“A whole lot of it’s the take-no-shit angle. Individuals know Metallica has at all times tried to carry me again. They by no means anticipated me to do what I did after they fucked me over, however I succeeded and made higher data alongside the way in which. However I don’t care as a result of I’m proud of my success, and I’ve had loads of it. The music we make now tells you all that you must know. However I hope we will tour collectively earlier than it’s all stated and finished, however I don’t know if we’ll.
“So far as wanting again at all the pieces from the start, I believe I’ve maintained my integrity,” he continues. “After I injured my arm, I bought off all my gear to pay the folks I owed cash to. When most bands finish, they are saying, ‘Fuck it,’ and depart their distributors holding the bag. Not me. I’m manner completely different. I’m old style. I’m old-school. I do what I say I’m going to do. That’s why Megadeth remains to be right here.”
Megadeth’s newest studio album, The Sick, The Dying…And The Useless! was launched to vital acclaim final yr. Metallica’s new album 72 Seasons lands subsequent month.