quote by Dave Mustaine

It wasn't enough for Megadeth to do well; I wanted Metallica to fail.

— Dave Mustaine

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When a man lies he murders some part of the world.

These are the pale deaths men miscall their lives.

We're better than Metallica. We're better musicians, better players. Put it this way, they can try to walk onstage after an Iron Maiden show if they want.

Megadeth doesn't sound anything like Metallica.

Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home.

Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.

People say that being kicked out of Metallica is what drove me to be better and faster in Megadeth, but i was faster and better than Metallica when i was in Metallica

I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica.

Life is for my own to live my own way.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a testicle. —T-SHIRT

I tell you very honestly, 1 billion percent, I have never regretted leaving Metallica.

What's the message in Metallica? There is no message, but if there was a message, it really should be look within yourself, don't listen to me, don't listen to James, don't listen to anybody, look within yourself for the answers.

I used to be a session musician before I was a wrestler.

I played bass guitar. I was big pals with Lars Ulrich, and he asked me if I wanted to play bass with Metallica in their early days, but it didn’t work out.

The day Metallica's over, i'm not going to put an ad looking for another band.

I'll put my drumsticks on the shelf and there's 14 other things I wanna try. Metallica's the only band I've ever been and it's the only I ever wanna be in.

It's all fun and games until someone gets a boner.

There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.

Metallica - they're so demonic, they're crazy, I don't know how they do it.

If you grew up in my generation, you're going to be influenced by Run DMC, the Beastie Boys and also listen to Metallica - it wasn't segregated anymore.

When I left New York, after getting fired from Metallica, all I remember is that I wanted blood. Theirs.

Sure, Kill Bill is a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.

Metallica is like the phoenix rising from the ashes.

We set everything on fire, and this is what has risen from it - St. Anger being the fire and Death Magnetic being the phoenix.

When a man lies he murders some part of the world These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives All this i cannot bear to witness any longer Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home.

As much as Metallica rocked, they always had these song names.

.. 'The Thing That Shouldn't Be'. 'The Chair That Wasn't There', you know?

I have very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I’m concerned that the rampant downloading of my copyright-protected material over the Internet is severely eating into my album sales and having a decidedly adverse effect on my career. On the other hand, I can get all the Metallica songs I want for FREE! WOW!

I went there anyway-knowingly, willingly-because I wanted a number one hit.

I wanted what Metallica had, even if it meant selling a piece of my soul to the devil.

What Metallica always tries to do, as we go around and play a lot of the same cities, over and over again, year after year, is to give a different experience. We try to never play the same venues, or if we play indoors, we'll play outdoors, and all that type of stuff. It's always about just trying to do a different kind of experience.

Metallica's the only band I've ever been in and it's the only band I ever wanna be in.

Some people try and tell you what the songs are about and it bores me to death.

I'm married to Metallica.

We were nominated [for Grammy] once before for our album 1916.

We were up against Metallica at the time and they had just sold a quarter of a zillion albums.

Part of me also knows that this generation is the least racist and most pro-gay, so that's great. But they have a real lack of gravitas. And they have no taste in music. Vampire Weekend? Can we play some music, please? Can we rock out for a minute? Where's your Metallica?

Usually when I'm mad, I'd rather listen to angry music than soothing music - more heavy metal, some Metallica or something.

Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.

If we were to hit the level that Metallica or somebody like that hit, we'd have had a hard time dealing with it. I think it would have been our doom. It's hard for anybody at that level.

We discovered how much money influences certain things work in United States.

How things might seem okay on the outside, but internally, they're corrupt.

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