Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine reflected on bands party years in an interview with Revolver TV. “If you look back at significant landmark things in my career, looking at some of my videos, I can look at my face and say, ‘Yeah, I was partying there’,” Mustaine explained. “The video for ‘Wake Up Dead’, the band, Chris [Poland] and Gar [Samuelson] had some friends that had come to see us, and they brought mountains of cocaine, and no one could even speak, they were so high on blow towards the end of that night, so if you look at the video, and you watch it, the beginning is really fluid and really comfortable and towards the end we were ready to kill people.” Watch the comments and check out the ‘Wake Up Dead’ video, filmed in 1986, and draw your own conclusions below.
Megadeth are out with the video to their new single ‘Head Crusher’, the first release from the heavy metal band’s twelfth studio album ‘Endgame’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch it via AOL’s Noisecreep below.
Simon Young of Kerrang! talked to Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine about the bands new album ‘Endgame’, the shallow aspect of the music biz that looks are important, setting up a music school for kids in the inner city to give back, not feeling on a clock with his own studio, military strategy and why you really shouldn’t drink from hotel coffee pots.
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Metallica frontman James Hetfield offered his take on rival and ex-bandmate Dave Mustaine’s singing style during the band’s appearance on ‘Taratata’ TV show in France. After playing a bit of ‘Symphony of Destruction’, Hetfield repeated some of the lyrics holding his nose and singing nasally. “I stay out of that one,” drummer Lars Ulrich said. “You know, back in the day, 1982, I stayed out of it, and I’m still tryin to stay out of it. So you do your thing with Dave, I’ll stay out of it.” Hetfield then said, “There was nothing bad, nothing bad. He’s good. Good songwriter, everything.” Watch the clip below.
David Ellefson spoke with Eddie Trunk backstage at Rocklahoma 2008, where the former Megadeth bassist talked about the tour and plans for a new F5 record on August 15th. Watch the brief interview below.
Altitude TV caught up with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine at Gigantour 2008. Dave talked about their latest album ‘United Abominations’ doing well internationally but not so good in the U.S., but talked about the band’s fortune of being able to make money as a live band. Dave also praised their new guitarist Chris Broderick and said they’ve started “nibbling around” with new stuff for the next record. Dave then talked about selecting the other acts on the tour and how becoming a born again Christian has changed him, “but there’s no way I could hange the music” in response.
The interview at YouTube has since been removed.
C. Ryback of Get In The Pit met up with Megadeth bassist James Lomenzo before the band’s gig at Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland. They talked about Dave Mustaine, Gigantour and Children Of Bodom, previous visits to Finland, his “J.Lo” nickname, and more.
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A short video clip of the new Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick, formerly of Nevermore, performing the Megadeth song ‘Sleepwalker’ has been posted online. Watch it via YouTube below.
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine about what fans down under can expect, and what not to expect, from the veteran band’s live set in support of ‘United Abominations’. “There’s going to be four songs off the new record, and we’re going to play for about an hour and a half,” Mustaine explained. “I don’t talk a lot during the set, so it’s almost like and hour and 45 minutes, for other people. I think it’s unnecessary to talk a lot live onstage, unless you’re Henry Rollins. I’m not, I get a little shy. I could be telling the greatest story and someone will yell something out and I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, you ruined my story, you made my brain short out’. And I’ll have to say something like, (puts on a tough guy voice) ‘I’m going to kill you!’ to cover up the fact that you’ve broken my train of thought and I don’t know what I’m saying anymore.”
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine visited ‘The Sauce’ on Wednesday (September 26) at fuse Studios in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.