Dave Mustaine says his influence on Metallica is “pretty f**king deep”: “I wrote many of the songs that made you famous”

Dave Mustaine
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The contentious relationship between Dave Mustaine and Metallica is well documented, and though recent insights from the Megadeth frontman led many to believe such conflicts have been resolved – a reunion was discussed between Mustaine and James Hetfield not too long ago – it seems as though the conversation will always be a touchy one for the two heavy metal icons.

In a recent interview with Guitar World, Mustaine offered another in-depth reflection on his time with Metallica, and discussed his influence on the band, his opinion on Kirk Hammett tackling his guitar parts, and the current state of affairs surrounding a potential Megadeth/Metallica supergroup.

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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.