Dave Mustaine wants to form another Metallica

It’s been my a dream of mine to see Dave join Metallica on stage, and I kinda lived that dream when I attended the Big Four Sofia show and they all played ‘Am I Evil’ together for the first time. Dave seems to want to take that a notch further:

I’ve talked to Lars and James about me and David [Ellefson] doing a supergroup record with Lars and James. Well, James never said ‘no,’ but it’s still kind of out there in the air. I’m gonna keep hammering on him. It’s on my bucket list.

Really? That sounds to me like Metallica all over again. Now, a few thoughts on the matter:

1. Supergroups never work properly. The chemistry of the musicians is way more important than the individual talent or fame, so putting the best musicians in a room together will not guarantee success. The whole concept is flawed to begin with. The only thing separating this would-be supergroup from others is the fact that they did play together before, but it’s still a shot in the dark.

2. There’s a reason this didn’t work the first time. Three big egos clashing. They have quite the history, would they really be compatible now, with all the extra baggage?

3. Wouldn’t it be a bit hypocritical if James would start a side project after forcing Jason not to make one himself?

Don’t get me wrong, I’d pay good money to see this ‘group’ live, but something about the whole process seems like it will just fail, mostly on a personal level, but probably on a professional one as well. I’ll be the first to listen to their songs if they do pull it together though.

Listen to the full interview here.

Source: 97.1 The Eagle Rocks / Blabbermouth

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