Dave Mustaine recalls how jealousy of Metallica’s success motivated him to make a band “more metal” than them

Dave Mustaine
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Dave Mustaine has taken the hot seat for a new episode of Gibson TV’s Icons series, which takes an hour-long deep-dive into the entirety of the Megadeth legend’s prolific career.

And, while he takes a trip down memory lane, Mustaine takes the opportunity to reflect upon his days playing in Metallica, revealing that, after being fired from the band, he became “jealous” of their success.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.