MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young – who performed on the band’s 1988 record “So Far, So Good… So What!” – said Dave Mustaine sent a letter of apology to him for the way he was treated. You can read it in full below:
“I know our relationship has been good and bad, and good and bad again, and I want to say I’m sorry and I’d like to make things right. I have something else very serious to bring up now too, okay? We are being considered for the induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in the next year or two and I really, really want you to be there with me when we do.
“I understand if you cannot forgive me, and that is something else I wanted to discuss with you. I’d rather do it in person. In the event I can’t see you soon and the induction happens before, we can meet. I need to apologize to you for disclosing our secrets after we broke up.
“Jeff, I know you know I was hurt, and honestly, I know us breaking up hurt you too, although I’m sure it was a relief in some ways for you too. I was afraid we couldn’t find someone as talented as you. I honestly missed our good times. I was also very intimidated by your incredible guitar skills.
“I’m sorry if I remember things differently. I truly thought what I said was correct and maybe Dave [Ellefson] and Chuck [Behler, former MEGADETH drummer] could help remind us of what happened.
“I never meant to hurt you or your career, and I have tried to make up for it with positive comments, since I upset [sic].
“I know it doesn’t matter as much as my apology does in making amends for whatever I’ve done that I’m not aware of.
“I also have a radio show. I’ve been playing a lot of ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’ and I wondered if you had any stuff you’d like played.
“As soon as we know [about the Rock Hall induction], we’re willing to confirm with the alumni and I’ll make sure you get in and out quickly and safely back to Florida.
“Jeff, I was healed from METALLICA with loads of therapy. When they went into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and didn’t let me be a part, everyone knew Lars [Ulrich] was behind that. I promised myself after that happened to make amends to my guys and for us to be together on that glorious day.
And then after being criticized for sharing the letter online, Jeff shared a few comments on Blabbermouth, saying:
“BLA BLA BLA!!! EVERYONE LOVES the show! AND finally sees Dave for exactly the lying, slandering, disinfo agent, coward he is. Pity for all you disillusioned little ball washers here on blabbercunt – the cesspool of internet news Pffffft! If any of you, actually pull your heads out of your clueless, stubborn, brainwashed asses & listen to the show and still have an issue with me – seek help. xo”