Megadeth's Dave Mustaine On Why He Thinks He's Hated

(Classic Rock) Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine believes that those who rate him badly do so because of animosity from his split with Metallica in 1983 - and he believes they're misinformed.

He was fired by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield for his outlandish behaviour, and replaced by Kirk Hammett. He went on to form his own band, partly as an act of revenge at the time.

But they've long since settled their differences, although some bad feeling appears to remain in some parts of the metal world. Mustaine tells Westword: "I think a lot of it goes back to the breakup. There are people who have picked up that feud - and they don't even know why they're choosing sides.

"I have nothing against Metallica fans. I was in both bands. I like Lars and I like James. And contrary to what people say, I do think Kirk is a good guitar player."

He admits: "In the beginning, when I was bitter, there was sh*t going back and forth. They were justifying firing me, and I was telling them they were wrong. That's just been perpetuated over and over again. It's been put to bed. I've got no beef with those dudes. We're two totally different bands." Read more here.

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