Dave Mustaine: Lars Ulrich wrote the opening riff to Metallica’s Master of Puppets

Dave Mustaine (left) and Lars Ulrich perform onstage in 2022
(Image credit: Keith Griner, Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Megadeth frontman and electric guitar player Dave Mustaine sat down for an interview with Songfacts.

In it, he confirmed his next Gibson signature guitarsan Explorer and a 24-fret Les Paul, to be exact – and discussed his desire to work with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, his former bandmates in Metallica, again.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.