Sunday, September 18, 2016

Megadeth - Hangar 18

Band:  Megadeth
Genre:  Thrash Metal

I've got a confession to make, I've accidentally been playing some really heavy Metallica support by not posting Megadeth at all yet.  We gonna have a Metal History Lesson™ to get you some info about this whole thing.

So way back when there was this group called Metallica.  This is back before they hit it really big, kinda big, or really too big at all.  We're talking pre "Kill Em All" old.  Dave Mustaine was the original lead guitarist of Metallica back then and he also had a pretty major drinking problem.  Now to be fair, it's not like the rest of the band didn't also have their fair share of issue but they as a group decided that Mustaine had more issues than the rest of them.  So they decided to pack his crap, buy him a bus ticket, and send him home.  Mustaine did get credited with 4 of the songs riffs and such, but he has claimed over the years that he was uncredited for a couple other songs that were released at a later time.  If you listen to a lot of Metallica's early stuff you can kinda hear what songs he still had an influence in and which they had come up with without him.

But yeah, there used to be some seriously bad blood between the bands (for obvious reasons) so the fans were pretty polarized for a long time.  As the years went by it was more and more accepted to like both bands, and now that they seem to have made up all the closeted fans of both groups can finally display their allegiance.

Keep your eyes open, we're gonna have another Metal History Lesson coming up in October.

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