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Metallica Like You’ve Never Heard Before!

Metal fans rejoice! It appears that Dave Mustaine will be reuniting with his former band!

Many of you younger metal fans may not be aware, but before the formation of Megadeth, Mustaine was a member of the mighty Metallica. Before Metallica released their first album, Kill’em All, there was a falling out between them. Kirk Hammett would leave an early version of Exodus and take over guitar duties in Metallica. Dave Mustaine would then go on to form Megadeth with its revolving line up of musicians. If you look at the liner notes for that first Metallica album you’ll even discover that Mustaine is listed as co-songwriter on a few of them. That list would include the classic track “Four Horsemen” which would also appear in a different version on the debut Megadeth album, Killing is My Business….And Business is Good, but it was called “Mechanix.”

Anyway, back to this bombshell, I have seen it reported in various places around the net that James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine are burying the hatchet. Hetfield is quoted as saying “This has gone on for too long, things were crazy back then. Drugs, alcohol, we were all hard partiers. It was a different time. That’s behind us, we’ve matured a lot since those days.” On the other side Mustaine seems equally ready to put the past in the past “I was so far down the dark path I didn’t see what I had in front of me, of course I did a lot of great stuff with Megadeth, but this is a chance to see what my life could have been like.” This is huge, the possibility of hearing Hetfield and Mustaine trade riffs on classic Metallica and Megadeth tracks could become something of legend.

Imagine hearing Hetfield’s playing on “Peace Sells,” or “Holy Wars.” Even better imagine Mustaine being a part of “Sanitarium,” or “Enter Sandman.” Or, or, I am getting giddy over the possibilities, how about a duet(the metal variety, of course) between the two of them? They each have such distinctive voices.

The good news is tempered by the inability to have that classic Metallica lineup include the late Cliff Burton on bass. He was an amazing talent that will forever be missed. That said, there have been hints that Jason Newsted may be enticed to return to the fold, at least temporarily. As I am writing this, Newsted had not yet been reached for a comment, although Robert Trujillo seems to be OK with the concept saying “I’m still the new kid here.” Anyway, it could be interesting. Nobody seems to be talking about Ron McGoveny, who preceded Burton’s arrival.

Kirk Hammett, on the other hand is a different story, he apparently feels slighted and perhaps a little betrayed after his dedication to Metallica. All that could be gotten out of him was “No comment.” Although reports say that he wasn’t doing much to hide his disgust in the turn of events. And if I could interject here, I wouldn’t blame him if he was upset, he is an incredible guitar player who has been an integral part of the band since their debut album.

Lars Uhlrich, on the other hand, seems excited at the possibilities. He is quoted as saying “The fans are going to love this. I’m excited over what this is going to do to us as a band.” And on how long this may last: “I don’t know, things feel great right now, high energy. Hopefully it won’t end up like the Van Halen reunion.”

It looks like one thing that is high on their agenda is to go back into the studio and re-record Kill’em All “the way it could have been, it’s going to be great” so says Lars. I am guessing it will be something like what Iced Earth did on Days of Purgatory, where they re-recorded early tracks with their long time singer Matthew Barlow, or Anthrax with The Greater of Two Evils where the re did tracks with John Bush. Speaking of which, Anthrax is also reuniting, one can only hope they make some new music, and could you imagine a tour featuring these two metal legends?

Anyway, I can barely contain myself, this is huge metal news. I could hardly believe it when I first saw the word. Only time will tell if this is one for the history books, or another David Lee Roth and Van Halen.

Check it out at Metallica’s site, and on Megadeth’s site.

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  • http://www.metallica.sk Michal Stankoviansky

    Posted on April 1st… That says it all ;-)

  • gonzo marx

    bah…best album of metallia material comes form the band Apocalyptica

    4 cello’s rip up the material in a way the band itself has long since forgotten..

    nuff said?

    Excelsior!

  • http://www.getyouroj.com jason

    i smell an april fool

  • http://trinimansblog.blogspot.com/ Triniman

    Mustaine was always a WAY better singer than Hetfield. I welcome the reunion.

  • Peart

    LOL
    April Fool for sure, there’s no way Mustaine is gonna play with Metallica never ever, it’s just impossible, Mustaine has Megadeth (superband in my humble opinion, way better than Metallica), there’s no reason to re-join them.

  • http://www.templestark.com Temple Stark

    Actually I heard Mustaine’s Japanese wife has rubbed off on him finally and he’s willing to let karma rule.

    I’m looking forward to it.

  • Maurice

    Amen Triniman! Maybe Metallica will finally put out a good album. Long live Dave Mustaine!

  • http://draven99.blogspot.com Chris Beaumont

    I believe that Megadeth is scheduled for another breakup. Didn’t Mustaine say they were calling it quits at the end of the year?

  • http://www.templestark.com Temple Stark

    Peace Sells .. But Who’s Trying?

    My favorite metal song of all time.

  • http://www.iamcorrect.blogspot.com Lono

    This one is (really) strangely true. MTV did a blurb on it late last night. I of course smelled a rat but found a statement on Megadeth’s site implying it was true.

    Then, they took that posting down this morning. Maybe they figured it would be instead considered an April Fools.

  • http://draven99.blogspot.com Chris Beaumont

    Interesting…..

    It would be rather humorous if this actually did happen….

  • http://www.andrewiandodge.com Andrew Ian Dodge

    Considering how pants both of their latest releases are…if they all got together it could not be any worse now could it?

  • the_unnamed_monster

    HAR HAR HAR!

  • http://draven99.blogspot.com Chris Beaumont

    Gee, uh, thanks for your words of wisdom. I guess you realized that that is info from Amazon regarding the issue of the CD, but I wouldn’t want to give you too much credit. Your mastery of the English language astounds.

  • metalman

    Megadeth never sold out. didnt cut of hair to grow pussies like Metallica. Metallica has not sounded any good in 10 years. man they lost somthing when they started to worship their cock god Bob Cock(rock). I tell ya when they put out Load and evrything since i just cringe with dissapointment. Cliff rolling in his grave and fans wondering whats in their fucking water supply. Mustane if you read this or hear bout it concider very carefully your next step.. no one cares for Metallica like before load and any fan left is only hoping the dead horse awakes but we know by now the truth metallica is now defunct and a waste of daves time. Dave should mabe get Hammet to join his megadeath and really show the world who is metal masters and who are the true rock wussies (hetfield/ulrich). spread the word people… some kind of monster???god how fuking dumb!!!

  • http://www.megadeth.com Tuyen

    I love My Mustaine.He s cool

  • playguitar

    Funny, but impossible. Dave Mustaines habit of being someone impossible to work with (megadeth has a new lineup ervy one or two years, check the site), would completely collide with Lars Ullrichs habit of being a little bitch, and Kirk Hammets habit of being an almost autistic solofreak, incapable of stepping aside for Dave who’d blow him off stage (i’d like to see these two duel and to see Kirk explode in tears after some minutes, realizing his complete incapability to kick ass). Lets face it, it just wouldnt work. The hatchet cant and will never be buried. Megadeth and Metallica have been systematically ignoring eachother, for years, and for the better.
    Personally i dont like one of the bands, really. Both have been totally incapable of releasing any worthwile material for the past decade, although i would take dave mustaines screeching voice over the linkinparklike faillure that was Saint Anger.

    Ladies and gentlemen, rock is fucking dead, and there is no need to make its corpse dance for publicity. All the great bands of old, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Van Halen, GnR, Gwar, Wasp etc… have all died or aimlessly shamble around like zombies preying on retrospective longhairs who have been thrown in Russian time machines in 1989. And yes, i DO blaim Kurt Cobain for this, but without him, rock would have been murdered a year later by other random stoners.

  • drum naked

    I dOn’t understand why metallica is trying to fucking recreate themselves with a new sound and shit….thats why all these fucking old comeback bands are so shit now cause thay try to recreate there sound……any of u fucking ppl who put down metallica are fucking idiots cause they were amazing….its not about only listening to there singles and shit…..u gotta listen to the whole album…and justtice for all is a great album….i fucking hate there new shit but there old stuff! Im also into megadeth………but shit why does everyone have to compare megadeth and metallica fuck there both great bands and thats it.

  • Joel

    may Metallica rust in peace…megadeth still alive and well.

    Forever Mustaine ;)

  • RYAN /MetalliManiac\

    Metallica are the best band, im not some fan whos stuck in the past, Ive got long hair, really long hair and play solos all day but I dont bitch about Metallica cutting their hair they can do what they want, as for Muistane in metallica again, that’d be shit. O kay i aknowledge his input into early metallica but times change. Kirk is a way better lead guitarist than Muistane and name one song in the Megadeth back catalouge that comes close to the speed of battery. Watch cliff em all the only song with an awful solo in it is wiplash… the one with dave playin. Megadeth is really a Dave Muistane Solo Band

  • playguitar

    megadick can put their tails Behind their legs Just listen to …And Justice For All Or Master Of Puppets Or the black album And youll See true Meaning of metal Or you can go listen to Sweating Shits Or Holy Wars… Megadeths Punishmen Due

  • fuck

    fuck mustaine james is better the lyrics are better everything is better and dave have the shittiest preformance ever

  • HANNAH

    Joel! I salute you

  • therealmetalfan

    Dude all you people are idiots talking about all this. What do you think 30 yes from now your dicks are gonna be what it is now. NO. Ths what happened to all the bands allright. Writing music is hard enough. But like writing the same type of shit over and over again for 30 years is like impossible. So yea bands got fucked, just listen to their old stuff and wank off at leisure. Some dude was right in saying that Mustaine will kick Hammetts ass. I just agreee with that. But dont try and compare bands. Its lame. Yea and dont talk about like yea what if Metallica played with Megadeth. Dude seriously, I was like shocked to read all your comments. What are you ppl. fucking hell, like the most pathetic critics i have ever seen. if u wanna say why a song is crap give some detail man like the riff is not timed or the snares are too far out or something. dont like go yea mustaine kicks ass. dude even john petruicci kicks ass. so yea stop being lame and be metal. grow some hair. metallica cut their hair off cos they wanted to allright. none of your business. so yea i dont really give a shit if some1 calls me gay cos i paid all of you out. so yea even if you do write it, save your fingers cos ill be like never on this website ever again. LAMEXCORE

  • http://draven99.blogspot.com Chris Beaumont

    Wow, an April Fool’s two years out still getting attention…. :)

  • therealmetalfan

    Nah man I just yea saw this article and thought jees these ppl r stooges.

  • metalbreth

    guys Metallica is the top you can also check the websites Master Of Puppets Is In the top.Dude no matter how are they now.But they have sake the metal region once.

  • rax

    Metallica is great Megadeth fuckdeth