Dave Mustaine was asked by a fan on Twitter on what his measure of success was when starting MEGADETH, to which he replied:
“My measure of success was if I ate that day or not, and my vision was destroy Metallica and stop living in a van.
“Good thing I got over my animosity for leaving the band. I’m glad we reconciled… Where’s the Big 4 shows???”
A while back, James Hetfield told So What about Dave when Mustaine was going for an idea of forming a supergroup featuring him, James, Lars and David Ellefson:
“I see [Mustaine] healthier now. I see him as less of a bitter guy. But I do see a lot of stuff in the press with him talking about jamming with us and making an album.
“All this other crazy stuff. I read it and say to myself, ‘Hold on. This is the Dave that we kind of wanted to forget about. You know, the big-mouth that wants to just go-go-go.
“But there is an authenticity about him when he speaks. He doesn’t think too much before he does. He just goes off the cuff. Plus, when he says stuff like that, it’s well-intended.”