About a month ago, it was reported that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wanted to know what Metallica were afraid of as it pertains to taking his band on tour.
Mustaine previously explained that he and his former bandmates had a falling out over the proposed re-release of Metallica’s “No Life ’Til Leather” demo saying that the royalty split among himself and the rest of the group was unacceptable. Following Metallica’s recent tour announcement, Mustaine also seemed peeved that Megadeth weren’t asked to participate, especially since the two bands share the same management.
“The issue is that people don’t know their history and take sides,” Mustaine told Guitar World. “I never wanted to take sides. I wanted things to be reconciled and to be friends. But for whatever reason, they didn’t.”
“The fact is simple: the world wants to see Megadeth and Metallica play together,” he continued. “And in case anyone is wondering: there’s f*cking money in that. The fans want to see Metallica and Megadeth share the stage. Does Megadeth need Metallica? No. But Metallica talks about their fans, but they don’t give them what they’ve been asking for. What are they afraid of? I don’t know. It’s not me; it’s them.”
Now, the complete interview has been released, and Mustaine lobbed a surprising accusation at his former bandmates saying they tried to hinder his success.
“A lot of it is the take-no-sh*t attitude,” Mustaine said. “People know Metallica has always tried to hold me back. They never expected me to do what I did after they f*cked me over, but I succeeded and made better records along the way. But I don’t care because I’m happy with my success, and I’ve had plenty of it. The music we make now tells you all that you need to know. But I hope we can tour together before it’s all said and done, but I don’t know if we will.”
“As far as looking back at everything from the beginning, I think I’ve maintained my integrity. When I injured my arm, I sold off all my gear to pay the people I owed money to. When most bands end, they say, ‘F*ck it,’ and leave their vendors holding the bag. Not me. I’m way different. I’m old-fashioned. I’m old-school. I do what I say I’m going to do. That’s why Megadeth is still here.”
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