Dave Mustaine Thinks Metallica Is ‘Afraid’ of Touring With Megadeth

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Considering the very rough history that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and Metallica share, it does not seem likely that the two parties will ever be on completely “happy” terms with one another.

Per a recent interview with Guitar World, Mustaine called out Metallica, saying how he “wrote many of the songs that made [Metallica] famous”; this comment was in response to Mustaine sharing “[…] here’s one of the biggest bands in the world wasting their breath trying to discredit me by saying, ‘Dave’s not a good guitar player.’”

In that same interview, Mustaine also talks about the idea of a Megadeth x Metallica tour, saying how unlikely it is for that to take place. In fact, he thinks that Metallica is too “afraid” to tour with Megadeth.

Mustaine says: “The fact is simple: the world wants to see Megadeth and Metallica play together. And in case anyone is wondering: there’s fucking money in that. The fans want to see Metallica and Megadeth share the stage.

“Does Megadeth need Metallica? No. But Metallica talks about their fans, but they don’t give them what they’ve been asking for. What are they afraid of? I don’t know. It’s not me; it’s them.”

Damn, it is such a shame that the tension between Mustaine and Metallica remains so intense. What do you make of Dave Mustaine’s points? Would you be excited to see Megadeth and Metallica tour together?

Below you will find Metallica’s upcoming tour dates.

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Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

In 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field