Metallica and Megadeth Feud Media Hype?

04/11/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Lars Ulrich says a great deal of the rivalry between Metallica and Megadeth in the 1990s was generated by the press but it became real after he and Dave Mustaine appeared together in Some Kind of Monster.

The infamous movie details Metallica's descent into near-collapse during the recording of what would become their 2003 album St Anger. In one of the most remembered moments, "performance coach" Phil Towle has Ulrich and Mustaine discuss the emotional injury inflicted on the Megadeth man when he was thrown out of Metallica in 1983. Now Ulrich says that was the darkest moment in the thrash musicians' relationship. He tells Revolver: "In 1984 and 85 Dave would come up to play San Francisco a lot and I'd always go find him. We'd drink and do drugs and sit around. We got over our issues really quickly. We had a cool thing going through most of the 80s.

"It wasn't until both bands started getting bigger that something started happening in the press. It was different from what we had going between us there was almost two different relationships there. The press loved it and it got a life of its own. So over the 90s it got a little frosty at times but right up until 99 we would always hang out when we were in the same city." more on this story

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