DAVE MUSTAINE Not Into Reunion w/FRIEDMAN & MENZA, Takes A Shot at KIRK HAMMETT
The last time we wrote about Dave Mustaine, it spawned over 800 comments including (possibly) one from Dave Mustaine's son Justis. The last article, written by Shayne Mathis was more of an editorial responding to claims Mustaine made in an interview. This will not be an editorial, I'd rather just present what Mustaine said without comment.
In a recent interview with Loaded radio, Mustaine was asked if he'd ever consider bringing back guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza to reunite the classic lineup of the band and he responded:
Yeah, but that makes as much sense as somebody saying, 'Put a rotten tooth back in your mouth.' Don't get me wrong, but I've seen stuff that Menza's been saying, and it's unfortunate. And I know that Marty's happy doing what he's doing. And frankly, if I wanted to get them back in the band, I would have worked it out, but I don't want 'em in the band. I think that Shawn [Drover, current Megadeth drummer] is, all around, if you add all the parts up, is way more what I want in my life and my band, and the same thing with Chris [Broderick, current Megadeth guitarist].
Later in the interview, Mustaine was asked what it felt like to be invited by Metallica to their 30th anniversary gigs to play some of the classic tracks he wrote for the band and he couldn't help but take a shot at Kirk Hammett:
"Well, they gave me an invitation and I thought it was really awesome. And I had asked them, 'Do you want me to just play rhythm?' Because, you know, Kirk's [Hammett] in the band. And Lars [Ulrich] said, 'No. Play your stuff.' And I went, 'Alright. Now we're talking.' So I went up there and I did my thing. And it was great. I imagine it must have been really awkward for Kirk watching me play the songs the way that they were supposed to be played in the beginning, but that's open for his artistic interpretation. If he doesn't wanna play it the way that I played it, hey, that's cool."
And that concludes our Mustaine coverage for the day. We now return to your regularly scheduled programming.
[Interview transcriptions via Blabbermouth]