Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Reveals His Favorite Song by Metallica
In honor of the hugely anticipated Big Four concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 14, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the Big Four Weeks leading up to the show. Our websites will be giving fans eye-popping exclusives, previously unseen backstage video, excerpts from our interviews with the bands—including those in Revolver’s special issue devoted to the Big Four, which you can buy right here—and much, much more. Additionally, Revolver’s September/October issue (available here) features collectible trading cards, which you can view here.
While making the Big Four issue, we talked to some of the Big Four’s most heralded musicians about their favorite songs from the other bands. Today, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine tells us about his favorite Metallica song.
“I had to do a lot of coming to terms with myself in order to listen to Metallica. Before, whenever I heard them, it triggered me in my mind to get up on my soapbox and spit out complaints of what had happened to me. And then once I finally realized, Dave, you’re lucky, you’re blessed, you’re in a great band, you’re in another great band. I finally just said, ‘You’re missing it.’
“And I remember hearing this song when I was talking to Lars once and telling him this is my favorite song off the ‘Black Record.’ And he goes, ‘Really? Fuck, man.’ It was ‘The Unforgiven.’ I liked it because I thought this was really the first time I’ve ever really heard James sing. He had sung before, and he was a great singer. But that was the first time I ever heard him really, really sing.”