Metallica's James Hetfield

Metallica’s James Hetfield Shares Praise For Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine


The full video of Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield reacting to various photographs from his past for Bild can be found below. In it, he shares some praise for the band’s former guitarist Dave Mustaine, as well as late bassist Cliff Burton, late Motörhead vocalist/bassist Lemmy Kilmister and more. When shown a photo of Mustaine—who was booted from the band in the early 1980’s for substance abuse problems leading to a bitter relationship for years afterwards—Hetfield offered:

“An old friend of ours for sure and he has done very well for himself in Megadeth. And after him getting kicked out of Metallica he went on to have an amazing career. Dave is an amazing guitar player, great songwriter and he has done some amazing stuff in his band.”

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