Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Metallica's Kirk Hammett Bury The Hatchet

09/14/2011
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(Banana 101.5) Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine was once the lead guitarist for a little band called Metallica. When he was replaced by Kirk Hammett in 1983, it started a long standing rivalry that has finally come to an end.

The two have been touring together as part of The Big 4 and now that they've shared a stage together, have mended their differences. Dave Mustaine tells Artisan News that their relationship began to turn in the other direction when Hammett offered him the spotlight:

"When we played 'Helpless' [Diamond Head cover] one night, I walked over to say hello to Kirk on the stage and he said, 'Do you wanna take the solo?" and I said, 'Yeah.' [Laughs] But we forgot to tell anybody on the stage or the sound out front that I was gonna do the solo so… The song's playing along and Kirk's playing rhythm full blast, and I'm sitting there going [shreds air guitar]… you can't hear what I'm doing. At least we knew what had happened." He has more to say here.

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