Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Wants Supergroup With Metallica’s James And Lars
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine was the lead guitar player for Metallica once upon a time. That didn’t really work out but after years of bad blood has been put behind them, Dave wants to form a “supergroup” with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.
Back in the 80’s there was a intense rivalry going on between the two thrash metal juggernauts which began with Metallica’s decision to keep Mustaine’s song, but not Mustaine. Flash forward to 2011: Both parties have huge followings, are wildly successful, and are out on tour with each other. Since all the problems with one another have passed, Dave Mustaine has proposed a potentially incredible alliance with his former bandmates.
Guitar World reports that Dave Mustaine said in a recent radio interview:
“I’ve talked to Lars and James about me and David [Ellefson] doing a supergroup record with Lars and James. Well, James said ‘no,’ but it’s still kind of out there in the air. I’m gonna keep hammering on him. It’s on my bucket list.”
If Mustaine was willing to cut Lars out of the equation, he might have a better shot at making this supergroup a reality (and a better drummer most likely). Hell, if they’re willing to record with classic rock icon / early bird special attendee Lou Reed, there’s no reason they can’t make Mega-tallica record.
Megadeth have just announced that their 13th record, ‘TH1RT3En‘, will be released via Roadrunner Records November 1st. Metallica is currently gearing up to record their next album with Rick Rubin and have finished a 10 song collaboration with Lou Reed that is not yet scheduled for release.
Check out the Megadeth song ‘Sudden Death’ from the upcoming album ‘TH1RT3EN’