In an open letter on his website, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine appears to want to bury the hatchet with Metallica, the band that fired him in 1983. In response to Metallica’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this spring, Mustaine writes (via Blabbermouth):
“METALLICA, as you know has been selected to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (on April 4th). So, it is with much respect that I say congratulations!
I also had the nice surprise of hearing that they called to invite me to the pre-ceremony party the night before, and then to the actual ceremony. Unfortunately as you all know, I will be winding down our European tour with JUDAS PRIEST so I will be unable to attend.
However, I’d like to say to Lars (Ulrich) and James (Hetfield), I am so very proud of all you have accomplished. I will continue to pray for the very best for you and your families as I always have.
Thank you for the invitation and thinking of me.