Dave Mustaine Believes This Is Why People Hate Him

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Over the years, several publications have written articles poking fun at Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. And per Mustaine, he has an idea as to why he catches so much hate and crap from folks.

In 2016, Westword interviewed Mustaine and asked him why he feels he draws people’s ire. When it comes to this matter, Mustaine believes he catches so much flak because of his breakup with Metallica.

Here is specifically what the Megadeth frontman had to say:

“I think a lot of it goes back to the breakup from Metallica. There are people that have picked up that feud, and they don’t even know why they’re choosing sides. I have nothing against Metallica fans. I was in both bands.

“I like Lars [Ulrich] and I like James [Hetfield] and, contrary to what people say, I do think Kirk [Hammett] is a good guitar player.

“In the beginning, when I was bitter, yeah, there was shit going back and forth. They were justifying firing me, and I was telling them that they were wrong. That’s just been perpetuated over and over again. It’s been put to bed. I’ve got no beef with those dudes. We’re two totally different bands.”

Do you agree with Mustaine’s points? Do you think it’s because of him being fired from Metallica and him calling the band out over that firing that has shaped him into such a polarizing figure?

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