Dave Mustaine has called for metal fans to encourage James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich to form a supergroup with him and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.
He accepts that Metallica are too busy to take on a side-project, but says he is keen to see it happen after joining them on-stage in December to celebrate Metallica's 30th anniversary.
"I'm not in the place to be asking for favors from anybody - I like who I am right now, I'm satisfied with where my career's at. But don't kid yourself, if we got together and played, I imagine it would be really cool," he told 93x Radio (via Blabbermouth).
"It wouldn't be anything like Megadeth, of course, and it wouldn't be anything like Metallica. But we'll see what happens. Maybe with enough people asking them, they'll buckle!"
During the same interview, Mustaine makes a dig at an unnamed rock star whose autobiography he recently saw. He hints that the writer wasn't as good with women as the book says:
"One of my peers had a book that came out. I was not really interested in it, but someone handed it to me. Just of rate sake of being polite, I looked at a couple of pages.
"The first page I turned to was about having sex. I flipped a couple more pages, it was about having sex, a couple more pages, it was about having sex. I remember this guy, and he was not all that."
Mustaine mentions the un-named rock star's state of mind, which may blur his memory.
We don't know for sure, but could he be talking about Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, who recently released his book "Iron Man"? Help us figure out who Mustaine was talking about in the comments.
Meanwhile, hear the original interview with 93X Radio here: