Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine talked to Jeremy White Show where he mentioned that when people are calling him the ”godfather of metal”, he feels uncomfortable about it.
“It’s just like with me when people say I’m the godfather of metal, I get shy, and I it’s gonna sound lame, but I almost feel embarrassed because while I was a big part of it and I was there, there were other people there and I really love to give them credit, too.
“The guys in Metallica and me, we’re not the only ones. In the beginning, there were guys in bands like Lȧȧz Rockit, which is an unknown band, and I don’t think it’d mean anything anymore. Hirax. I think they’re still trying, but that was a band that never got the break that they needed.
”Of course, Exodus, a great band. (They) produced a great guitar player from Metallica, but Exodus never got that giant door opening for them.
”Another great guitar player was Gary Holt that went on to play with Slayer, and personally, for me, I think Gary is the sound of Exodus.”