Dave Mustaine has apologized to James Hetfield for suggesting that plans were being made for a Metallica-Megadeth supergroup. Last week, Classic Rock said that Metallica's frontman, James Hetfield, reacted negatively to Mustaine's comments saying that Mustaine was just talking about a supergroup to garner attention for himself. However, Mustaine told Artisan News, that that was absolutely not the case.
He said, "I probably shouldn't have said stuff like that. I guess some people may think I'm trying to use that as a way to get publicity. So I can see where there would be some feelings about it. That wasn't my intention. I won't ever mention it again. I like James and I thought what he said was flattering, then it kind of went the opposite way, then it kind of came back again. I guess my whole thing was, I just wanted them to know that I loved them and I missed them, and I enjoyed playing with them. If that's not mutual, then I understand. I still respect him and I still care about the guy."
- He continued to say that he wasn't trying to imply that anything was going to happen, just that he wished it would happen and he would now cross it off his "bucket list."
- Mustaine feuded with the members of Metallica for more than two decades before finally patching things up over the last couple of years.
- Metallica is currently on a European tour, during which it is playing its self-titled 1991 fifth album, also known as the "black album," every night in its entirety -- but in reverse order.
- Metallica will play both the complete "black album" and, for the first time, its entire 1984 effort Ride The Lightning at its own Orion Music & More festival, scheduled for June 23rd and 24th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.