Mustaine states doesn’t matter that Grammy band played Metallica song when Megadeth won award

Mustaine states doesn’t matter that Grammy band played Metallica song when Megadeth won award

Megadeth recently won a Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance” but when the band members walked down the aisle to pick up their award, the Grammy house band ended up playing Metallica‘s “Master Of Puppets” song. Given how Megadeth‘s frontman Dave Mustaine was unceremoniously fired from Metallica back in 1983, some wondered whether the singer / guitarist would be fuming at what has to be interpreted as a gaffe.

Billboard recently interviewed Mustaine who addressed the situation. The following are excerpts from the Billboard article / interview:

What many watching the pre-ceremony at home will remember about the win, however, was the house band launching into Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” as the band took the stage. Mustaine was famously kicked out of that band in 1983 before they’d recorded their debut album, Kill ‘Em All, starting Megadeth later that year. For his part, Mustaine states that it wasn’t worth getting upset over.

“They could have played any song by anybody, and it wouldn’t have mattered because that was our moment,” he says. “I could see the correlation with [the band] who would think, ‘Oh, Megadeth, Metallica, we don’t know any Megadeth, but we do know this one Metallica song, so let’s play this. You think he’ll get mad? I don’t think so, let’s hope not. Hit it, Lefty!’ And then we get up there and go, ‘Boy, that was the worst f–king version of “Master of Puppets” I’ve ever heard.’ But that kind of stuff, you’ve just won a Grammy and you’re going to worry about some house band doing a cover song in the background?”

You can read the rest of the article / interview at Billboard.

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