Dave Mustaine Just Said This To Lars Ulrich – Another Feud Brewing Up

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Here We Go Again

Just when you thought there’s no drama left between Dave Mustaine and Metallica, the Megadeth frontman once again calls out Lars Ulrich. In an interview with Rock Hard, he was asked about the possibility of another round of Big Four shows and he responded:

“It’s not about the Big Four. I believe Lars is afraid to play with Megadeth.”

This follows Mustaine’s refusal to grant permission for Metallica to release an expanded version of their 1982 demo tape “No Life ‘Til Leather.” This was during his two-year stint with the band before he was fired.

“I’m not gonna give [Lars] my credit, so I’m not gonna be part of it. I wrote all of ‘Mechanix’, I wrote all of ‘Jump In The Fire’, so me giving any percentage of that to Lars Ulrich, he can pound sand. And as far as the song ‘Phantom Lord’, I wrote every note of that music, James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] wrote all the lyrics. That’s 50/50. If James wants to give his percentage up to Lars because he’s afraid of him, that’s up to him. I’m not afraid of Lars Ulrich, and I’m not giving him my percentage. And the same thing with ‘Metal Militia’; I wrote every single note of that music, James wrote every note of that lyric — that’s 50/50. If James wants to give Lars his percentage, that’s fine if he’s afraid of him. I’m not afraid of him. I’m not giving nothing to Lars Ulrich.” – Dave Mustaine

As if that’s not enough, Mustaine even added that he didn’t want Lars Ulrich “getting credit for something that not only he did not do but he was incapable of doing.” Ouch. Well, we’ll see where this goes.