At a Metallica live performance in Could, Hetfield bought emotional earlier than taking part in the metallic band’s “Unhappy However True.” And he shared his fears with the viewers.
“I wasn’t feeling superb earlier than I got here out right here,” the Metallica frontman stated. “Feeling just a little bit insecure, like I am an previous man, cannot play anymore — all this bullshit that I inform myself in my head.”
In response, Mustaine stated he tried to contact Hetfield by way of textual content. The Megadeth figurehead defined, “I really like these guys [in Metallica]. I despatched a textual content message to James simply a few days in the past after he admitted onstage that he was insecure about his guitar taking part in.”
Mustaine continued, “I stated, ‘James, I really like you and I actually like your taking part in.’ He did not reply. After all not. Why would he? The purpose is I wished him to know.”
In the identical interview, Mustaine, a former member of Metallica, compared his early musical leadership to that of Metallica’s major duo — Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. (Guitarist Kirk Hammett changed Mustaine in Metallica in 1983.)
Within the Sept. 9 chat with Classic Rock, Mustaine was prompted by the interviewer who stated, “The fellows who based that band, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, are such alpha males.” However Mustaine didn’t jibe with that remark.
“I’m clearly the alpha male between the three of us,” he replied. “Why did I’ve to do all the pieces once I was within the band? Why did they at all times ask me to speak to the promoters and acquire the money? Why was I the one who needed to do the preventing?”
Earlier this month, Megadeth launched their sixteenth album, The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! In July, a Metallica song inclusion in Netflix’s Stranger Things gave the Hetfield-led group a boost in popularity.
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