Dave Mustaine Says This is His Favorite Metallica Album

Lars Ulrich: Kreepin Deth, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons / Dave Mustaine: Stuart Sevastos, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons
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Although Dave Mustaine has thrown several verbal jabs toward Metallica over the years, he has also admitted to liking some of their music. For example, while he shared with Lars Ulrich that he isn’t super crazy about The Black Album, there’s a song on there he really likes.

The Megadeth frontman also happens to have a favorite Metallica album. Over on Twitter back in 2015, a user tagged Mustaine in a post and asked him if he has a favorite Metallica album; interestingly enough, Mustaine did reply and provided an answer.

It’s worth noting that, at the time that Mustaine provided this answer, Metallica only had nine of their current albums out; Death Magnetic, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, and 72 Seasons would be released later down the road. So of all the other Metallica albums, which one did Mustaine name as his favorite? Well, in reply to the user who wrote to him, Mustaine said the following:

“’@Merterlicer24: @DaveMustaine I’m genuinely curious… Do you have a favorite Metallica album?’ @Metallica @Megadeth

“It’s Kill ‘Em All!”

Ironically, Kill ‘Em All is one of two Metallica albums that feature contributions from Mustaine (the other being Ride the Lightning). In all the time that has passed, we wonder if the album remains Mustaine’s favorite, or if he has a new favorite. What do you make of Mustaine picking this Metallica album as his favorite?

And speaking of Metallica, the thrash metal legends will be kicking off their epic North American tour in just a few months. Below you can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour.

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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

Upcoming Metallica tour dates 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