During a conversation with Classic Rock Magazine, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talked about the first live gig with Dave Mustaine and how he screwed up.
“Well, the interesting thing about that first gig was it was just Metallica, on a Sunday night at Radio City in Anaheim, California.
“And on the very first song, ‘Hit the Lights,’ Dave Mustaine broke a guitar string, and so the space between the first song and the second song seemed like a never-ending eternity. It felt like my whole life!
“I was just sitting up there trying to hide behind these drums. It was the strangest thing.
“But Dave got the guitar back together and we ended up playing the rest of the set. But there was a significant lull there. Trust me, I start shivering just talking about it now.”