Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett had spoken about Dave Mustaine in his last interview and said he understood Mustaine’s angry over Metallica. Kirk made a very friendly speech, and he won Dave’s sympathy.

Today, Dave tweeted on this issue and thanked to Kirk. He said:

“I have tremendous respect for Kirk Hammett and I appreciate his take on this. he is almost 100% accurate… almost. I wish him the best.

In Kirk Hammett’s last interview, he said:

“I’ve always seen Dave as someone who was just really, really sad, really angry, really frustrated about his situation with Metallica, and he never could let that go. And I’ve always shown a lot of empathy for him, understanding that he was just pissed off.

It’s the equivalent of the woman of your life leaving you. I mean, really – when your band kicks you out… I’ve never been kicked out, but I can imagine it’s a horrible experience, especially if it’s a band that you feel really passionately about. So I can understand Dave’s plight over all these years.


But I will also say that when we did these 30th-anniversary shows at the Fillmore, and we invited Dave to play on all those ‘Kill ‘Em All’ songs, man, it felt so good to have him playing on stage. It felt perfectly fine for me to, while Dave was playing the guitar solos, for me to go over to James and play the rhythm parts with James, and it wasn’t a big deal at all.”

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