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Metallica's Hetfield says Dave Mustaine Is A Good Guy

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In a recent interview with Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM, Metallica frontman James Hetfield spoke about some of the pointed comments made about him and the rest of Metallica by the group's former guitarist, Dave Mustaine (now the leader of Megadeth). Asked if he was surprised by the fact that Mustaine named him one of the most solid rhythm guitar players around during a recent radio appearance, Hetfield said, "No, it doesn't surprise me. Dave's a great guy. Sometimes he gets to get lost in it and he overthinks things. I think he's easily guided by press sometimes. And when you see some of the stuff that's out now [in the press], Dave [going] 'Oh, I hate this, and this' and 'The mean Dave is back and I'm out to kick ass,' I think a lot of it has to do with press people egging him on, egging him on. 'Cause he's pretty good at doing that.

"I'm not gonna roll over for him, but you know, I understand what struggles he's going through. He and I have a lot in common. And there are times when I can read that he's a little bit off. But I know at the core Dave's a good guy.

"My theory is that people that are somewhat creative are screwed up, man — they just are. They get great ideas, but they can't stop them. They make up things and scenarios in their head. And I think I — I can only speak for myself — but when I start talking to people when they're not in the room, I know I'm going too far with it."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. 666 writes:

Mustaine IS God Metallica Sucks and their new music to come will suck C*ck...just like Lars...that little fa**ot.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. creepingdeath420 writes:

Mustaine is good but so is metallica. OK so their new stuff isn't quite like the good old days(Kill em all to the Black album) but at least they are putting out new music. But I think dave gets jealous that metallicas making a lot of money and they have more success than him.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Metallicfiend666 writes:

666- GO HOME.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brad writes:

f*** the music for a minute


that took balls. james is the man regardless of what sh** they put on records anymore

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MarineChick007 writes:

stiil a good sport through all the insults. Papa Het, i raise my glass to you!

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Plan2Damage writes:

I agree with Brad, it took some BIG grapefruits on James' part to come out publicly and say that Mustaine is a good guy...

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brokenwings13 writes:

yeah, james really took a chance with that comment. i wonder if dave would respond
with a thank you or another insult. probably the latter, but that's what this is all about.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MarineChick007 writes:

good old Mr Nice.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. a real metal fan writes:

Well atleast he acts as an adult, let's just see how dave will react on this cause it will tell alot about his personality........

# Nov 13, 2004 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MarineChick007 writes:

i got $5o on hetfield!

# Nov 13, 2004 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Muffy writes:

what a bunch of sheep! Yea..all this touchy feely sh**..now thats metal. Great distraction to cover reality...both bands r washed up & suck total ass. But thanks to all you fags following this pathetic soap, these guys will continue to put out more sh** & disgrace the legacy of Cliff Burton & the true roots of metal! I swear this site is filled with nothing but chicks with d***s & little boys who lack.

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MadK writes:

Hopefully we'll see how much of a hermaphodite you really are! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. AK47 writes:

f***ing new age bullsh**. . .go make some music motherf***ers..and put some milk in each others bowls

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. MarineChick007 writes:

i like your name, AK47.
i've only shot a few of those.
there not like my shotguns.
i like my shotguns better.

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

hey, james just said his piece. mustaine can responsd or not. this is like rappers when they "dis" each other, they have to make statements after statements. it's like a public feud really.

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. MarineChick007 writes:

publicity stunt on Mustaine's part.


shotguns rock.

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. kreator writes:

AK output can go through a railway track

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. MarineChick007 writes:

good job kreator. at least you know something.
but if you fire a shotgun, chances are, you'll hit more than one thing with one round.
lets use squirrells as an example: there are two squirrells sitting next to each other, you have an AK, one shot, one bullet. so you can only hit one of the squirrells.
same scenario. two suirrells, you have a shotgun, one round, one shot. you nab both of the furry woodland creatures because of the range of the berrings in the round.

that's why shotguns rock.

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brokenwings13 writes:

you may know something about guns, but you need a spelling lesson!
it's spelled "Bearings" not "berrings".

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. MarineChick007 writes:

NO, THEY AREN'T. NOT WHEN YOU ARE TALKING SHOTGUNS.
and they aren't steel, they are lead. that's whay it's 6 bucks for a box of 25 shells.

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalupurarse writes:

well see when metallicas new album comes out whether i should give up on them or not. its either gonna be crap like st anger, or the greatest abum since master of puppets.

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. MarineChick007 writes:

finally, someone who says that Black Album is not the best!!! you rock!

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. kreator writes:

the thing is i've fired an AK, but not a shotgun.
I'd buy one when i come back to US..and i have to
find a way to get access to an m60 somehow someday just for fun

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. MarineChick007 writes:

i have fired both.
i don't have access to my guns. my bro has them all.
i didn't know you weren't in the U.S.? where are you at?

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. fallend783 writes:

well its not about on who's nice and bad...its a matter of respect...both pay respect to eachother cause both had a part in metal history and fame...and are great rhythm guitarist...its true they are pretty washed up now...but dave is recovering from some disease that f***ed up his pick hand...and metallica is old as dirt but they still put on kick a$$ shows..so this whole thing is just out of giving eachother the proper respect

# Nov 16, 2004 @ 4:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Flash writes:

Metalupurarse, No way in hell the puppets was better than justice. Countdown to extinction puts them both to shame though.

# Nov 16, 2004 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Devor writes:

Come on, who dares to say that korntallica it's still good!! f*** that!!! I mean look a t st..sh**, then listen to the system has failed....damn guys....that's real stuff, not bullsh** like metallica and it's forthcoming albums!!! Metallica, the real one died with the release of the black album, ever since has been just being famous, releasing nice albums....but where it's the old school metallica??...where are the solos??? Megadeth still kick ass...i don't care about metallica anymore, THEY LET US ALL DOWN....FACE IT!!

# Nov 23, 2004 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ac666 writes:

'finally, someone who says that Black Album is not the best!!!'

You've met people (who aren't complete retards) who say that it is?

# Nov 23, 2004 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. AxeMaiden writes:

I'm with Flash. It goes: 1.Justice, 2.Puppets, 3.Lightning 4.Kill, 5.Black, I seen Met millions of times and they still heckin rock. I love em, cos even tho St. Anger weren't their best effort by far, when they play the old stuff live, its still full of the pi$$-fury that they've always had..... And all you ar$e holes who come here and diss the tallica, lets sling you in a studio for a month and see if you can come up with master of puppets... hmm, didn't think so...

# Nov 24, 2004 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. AxeMaiden writes:

AND TALLICA ARE NOT WASHED UP...I saw em at Donnington this yr when they played with every single drummer but their own and they still held it 2gether. Awesome dudes, they are the best, they cant be bettered. Not that i dislike Megadeth, but they dont even scratch the surface.

# Nov 24, 2004 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Sean writes:

yeah marinechick you know people who think black album is best metallica album ever?

# Nov 24, 2004 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. MadK writes:

Yeah it's usually ppl like Kornsucks4ever and Muffy.

# Nov 24, 2004 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. end7778 writes:

hes just trying to be nice f***er!!!!

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 4:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. ac666 writes:

'...every single drummer but their own and they still held it 2gether'

That's because Ulrich is easily the weakest link. I know they can still play the old stuff live, but what happened to the songwriting?

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 5:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. brad writes:

what happened to some NEW MATERIAL


god dammit this site gets old

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. MarineChick007 writes:

one of my friends just happens to have a different opinion than that of most people.

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. tattoocreator writes:

The problem with an AK47 is that you can't aim for sh** but at least you drag the f***er though a swamp, up a mountain, down the mountain and it will still blow the sh** out out everything.

# Dec 1, 2004 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. MarineChick007 writes:

and why the hell would you want to drag that heavy son of a b**** through a swamp, up a mountain, and down the mountain!?? not to mention the wheels, clips, and magazines you have to take with it.
you're right that it will still shoot, on a shotgun the mud in the swamp would only clog up the choke and it would be impossible to shoot like that.
but i have to go back to the span of the berrings in the rounds for a shotgun. it's like killing two birds with one stone.

# Dec 2, 2004 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Metallica-Raider writes:

I have seen Metallica 7 times and i listen to the old stuff all the time like PUPPETS and LIGHTNING. MASTER OF PUPPETS IS THE best Metal song of all time.And i'm an old fan since 94.MASTER OF PUPPETS IS THE BEST METAL album of all time.I respect James and he is one rough dude.Next album cant be like ST.ANGER crap.Its got to be like Puppets and like the old stuff. They still play the classic old stuff live and youve got to consider them the best better than Mustaine and Megadeth.

# Dec 3, 2004 @ 5:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Metal_Militia writes:

And Mustaine left before they composed and recorded Master Of Puppets, which was a pivotal point in the bands history yet he still claimes he made metallica.


P.S You flamers that keep posting "metallica sucks my c***! cause dere not |33T MEGADETH ROXORZ!" well if you loathe them so much, don't post.

# Dec 4, 2004 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Jesse Ventura writes:

f*** you and your toy guns like shotgun and AK-47, I prefer my minigun... and it's light and accurate weapon to use.

# Dec 5, 2004 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. brad writes:

dude you are the definition of hick


im going to urban dictionary right now and entering your name next to hick. congrats

# Dec 5, 2004 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. brokenwings13 writes:

I personally like Russian Rifles.

whatever tickes your fancy i guess.

# Dec 6, 2004 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. tattoocreator writes:

would jesse ventura please bend over so that I can jam a RPG up his a$$ and blow the f***er back to World Wrestling Entertainment.

I must say I prefer a shotgun. When it is pointed at your intended victim, they would see the two big barrells and right about then their sphinkters would let go and they would start feeling the sh** run down their legs. No other weapon has that effect.

# Dec 6, 2004 @ 1:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Creeping-Death writes:

axemaiden you saw the show where joey from slipknot and drummer from slayer and lars drum tech played with them??? i read about taht, it would have been fukn awesome!! James Hetfield is a f***ing legend and Dave Mustaine would understandably be a tad jealous that the band he was kicked out of is the biggest metal outfit in history...james said he was a good guy and i always heard that dave said lars was a d*** but james was a real good guy....rock on metallica..all you who say sh** about metallica should be f***ing shot at close range and raped

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 3:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Creeping-Death writes:

Muffy you are a fa**ot...you have no respect for true rockers...so what metallica and megadeth are kinda washed up now..but they're getting older...you have to respect what they have achieved in there life..better be filled with girls and little homosexual boys then d***s like you with no respect for talent and creativity...your a f***ing knob d***weed

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 4:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Creeping-Death writes:

Muffy you disgrace the legacy of cliff burton and true metal!!!! cliff would cut your ballls off if he knew the sh** you are saying about metallica....f*** you f*** head

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