Megadeth frontman and former lead guitarist of Metallica Dave Mustaine tweeted on Jan. 2. 2017 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is “opposed” to him being inducted, however then clarified that it was Metallica who “didn’t want me there.”When Metallica were inducted into the Hall back in 2009, Dave Mustaine was not included to receive the honor. Although Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Burton, Newsted and Trujillo were all invited to receive entrance into the Hall, Dave Mustaine remained the one prominent former Metallica member left out, regardless of his massive influence on Metallica’s early sound and writing credit on Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning.
Throughout one of his many discussions with followers by Twitter, Mustaine spoke about the Rock Hall snub:
While correcting one website’s reporting of his tweets, Mustaine elaborated that the band was the main reason Mustaine wasn’t included within the 2009 induction, not the Rock Hall itself:
While it stays to be seen if the metal icon will get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Megadeth and Mustaine will be eligible for years to come back. As for Mustaine’s other “bucket list” item of winning a Grammy, he may understand that dream in 2017 as Megadeth’s “Dystopia” has been nominated for this yr’s Greatest Metal Performance award.