Here are some samples from both Kirk and Dave.
I myself prefer Metallica. Both bands have been through a lot personally. Mustaine is fortunate to still be alive. His competing against Metallica
tore the poor man apart for a long time. Metallica had a psychiatrist working with the band for a while because of James for a while. All bands go
through their crap. Some make it through and others don't.
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Love Megadeth and Dave Mustaine, have just as many of their albums as I do Metallica, which is a lot of both. Even picked up a Dean Mako Dave
Mustaine acoustic-electric guitar. I especially appreciate his song writing as it applies to social issues, both US and world. United Abominations
is at the top of my favorite Megadeth album.
Never been a fan of Dave, but gotta give props. He "has" made a career out of playing music (which makes me jealous).
It's hard to put a finger on, whether it's his kinda weird voice, bad hair, the way his lips move, getting the boot from Metallica, or falling short
on the music by a band called Megadeath.
The name Megadeath deserves a better band with a harder sound.
Dave has huge song writing talent. There are a lot of technically sound players out there but almost none of them can write like Mustaine.
Kirk has a different role in Metallica versus the work he would do elsewhere let's say, if he was still with Exodus. I'm not sure what we would be
If your asking my opinion, Megadeth has the edge as there are a lot more Megadeth songs I like versus the number of Metallica songs I like. But I'm
glad both bands exist as we now have twice the number of songs to choose from. Sort of like Accept and UDO.
I like Dave. Much more than Kevin Dubrow from Quiet Riot.
He was a real jerk to his bandmates when he was with Metallica. I recall the breaking point being him kicking a dog or something....but gossip in a
metal mag isn't much on truth. LOL, the interviews are dudes talking out their ass to get through the interview and back to whatever they were doing.
I remember Iggy Pop used to be just outright rude and confrontational with media.
I think your assertion is right: he's a better guitarist, but doesn't make as good music. A big part of that is his voice is just not metal. But
Countdown to Extinction is one of my favorite all time, so there's that.
I think about him quite a bit. Several songs are in circulation in my playlists. I met him once in a property I was working at. Nice guy. Quiet,
enjoys his spa day....but a nice guy nonetheless.
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