Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine “Didn’t Care” About “Master of Puppets” Being Played During Megadeth Win at the Grammys
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine said in an recent interview that he “didn’t care” that Grammy house band played Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” during the Megadeth win at this year’s Grammy awards.
Megadeth was nominated and won for “Best Metal Performance” for the track “Dystopia,” and the win marked the first ever for the legendary Thrash band.
When asked by Grammy.com what it was like to win his first award, Mustain said, “"It was really exciting. We were all sitting in a row, and when Margaret Cho [one of the pre-telecast hosts] had said, 'Dystopia', we were all ready to hear 'M_' [for MEGADETH], and she went 'D_' [for 'Dystopia'], and I think it kind of faked all of us out for a little while. And then after she said 'Dystopia' and said 'MEGADETH' really loud, I was, like, 'Oh my God! We got it.' So I remember standing up and being pretty excited."
"It was a long way from our seat to the stage, and a lot of people are making a big deal about the house band playing a Metallica song. I don't care. I didn't care at all. It was about the award. I thought winning the award was great."
Mustaine was fired from Metallica back in 1983, three years before “Master of Puppets” was released.