It’s one thing to have what is arguably the greatest crossover heavy metal song in history. It’s quite another to be accused to finding major amounts of inspiration in said song not just in independent acts from a parallel label, but the guitarist and co-founder you fired many years prior.
An unknown Los Angeles band, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and the management team of Metallica all make up this twisted tale. Check out my piece over at Ultimate Classic Rock for the full examination of said madness.
Below, that’s what the naysayers put forth as the smoking gun: