Watch: James Hetfield tries to imitate Dave Mustaine’s voice

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Music circles often buzz with the decades-long discord between two iconic metal bands, Metallica and Megadeth.

The root of the feud lies in the departure of Dave Mustaine from Metallica, which paved the way for Kirk Hammett’s entry. Later, Dave Mustaine went on to establish his band, Megadeth.

In an interesting turn of events, a video clip from 2008 has made a comeback on TikTok. The footage features James Hetfield, seemingly making fun of Dave Mustaine’s singing style.

The clip is from a time when Metallica appeared on ‘Taratata’, a French television show.

During the interview, Hetfield repeats a segment of lyrics from “Symphony of Destruction” (1992), sung in a distinctive nasal voice, seemingly mimicking Mustaine.

However, Lars Ulrich, the drummer for Metallica, preferred to stay neutral during the jesting, stating, “I’m staying out of this. In 1982, I stayed out of it, and I’m still trying to stay out of it. So you do your thing with Dave, I’ll stay out of it.”

Later, Hetfield toned down the playful mockery, praising Mustaine by saying, “There’s nothing wrong, nothing wrong. He’s good. Good songwriter, everything.” You can find the link to the clip below:


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In a separate piece of news, Mexico is gearing up for a unique experience – a cinematic premiere for Metallica’s new album ’72 Seasons’. Instead of the usual listening party, the premiere will take place in various movie theaters throughout Mexico City.

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