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Dave Mustaine Reaffirms Desire To Play With James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich Again

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Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has said some interesting stuff lately, such as supporting Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum only to rebuke that support, opposing gay marriage, telling women in Africa to “put a plug in it” regarding birth control, but now he has said something even more interesting. In a recent radio interview with Minneapolis radio station 93X, Mustaine spoke about the proposed supergroup with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Metallica‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich that he spoke about last year.

When asked about the potential progress of Mustaine’s proposed supergroup, the Megadeth frontman replied, “Yeah, that was just me talking. I don’t think [James and Lars are] interested in doing that. It would be cool, and I’ve mentioned it to them before. I just think that they’re so busy that they don’t have time to do something like that. My wife and James’ wife are friends, and they talk a lot. From what I know, too, there’s a lot of work that those guys do, and they’re gone a lot, and they tour a lot, so for them to take on a project like that, I think it would have to really be a labor of love.

Of course, David and I would do it, ’cause I think it would be great to play with them again. When I went up there and did the 30th anniversary thing, I thought it was really cool. Megadeth is doing really fine right now. I’m not in the place to be asking for favors from anybody. I like who I am right now, I’m satisfied with where my career’s at. But don’t kid yourself, if we got together and played, I imagine it would be really cool. It wouldn’t be anything like Megadeth, of course, and it wouldn’t be anything like Metallica. But we’ll see what happens. Maybe with enough people asking them, they’ll buckle. [Laughs]”

Megadeth are currently finishing off the final dates of the 2012 Gigantour and are set to begin a tour with Rob Zombie in May.

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