Megadeth frontman and ex-Metallica Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Team Rock. He explained why he was fired from Metallica.

According to his opinion, the reason of fired from Metallica is his alcohol addiction. Also Mustaine admits that deserve it.

He tells Team Rock:

“In retrospect, I get it: if you’ve got a guy that gets violent when he gets drunk, and he’s kinda drunk 24/7, then having him around you all day long probably isn’t good for business.

I would have done the same thing. I had a problem with alcohol, and it cost me my job and cost me two very dear friends.

But I didn’t have a Plan B. Being a successful musician was all I ever wanted, and I wasn’t going to let that dream die.


Mustaine continued:

“I felt what we had done with Metallica was so fresh and invigorating.

I’d been living on my own since I was 15. Every day was get up and play guitar and sell pot for a living. That was my existence. To be able to have a real job playing music, c’mon… Once that looked like it wasn’t going to happen, I went into conservation mode. That’s when Megadeth was created, because I had survival skills ever since I was a kid and my parents got divorced.

I’d like to think there was a lot of great music that came out of the creation of Megadeth, but I don’t really think it was destined to be any different because there was just so much personality between the four of us.”

Click here, if you wanna read to whole interview.