Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine Speaks On ‘Big Four’ Rift, Songwriting Credits Dispute With Metallica


Megadeth vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine made some comments of interest via his Twitter account this week regarding a number of topics. Responding to various fans questions, he spoke on his hopes to once again tour as ‘The Big Four’ (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and of course Megadeth) before Slayer retire—or even a bill without Metallica.

Some of his responses on that can be found below and shed a light on some of the tension he still has with Metallica and why the tour isn’t happening yet.

He also spoke of the legal dispute over songwriting credits which shelved Metallica‘s planned expanded re-release of “No Life ‘Til Leather“. Mustaine of course was an early member of Metallica prior to being ousted for substance abuse problems. Panic, if you’re unaware, was Mustaine‘s first band.