is one of the few classic metal bands still releasing new albums at fairly rapid pace, frontman Dave Mustaine
recently expressed hope to unleash even more albums in the next five years.
When asked by 80s Y Mas
about the band's plans in the next five or 10 year, the singer/guitarist expressed a rather positive stance about the presence, but also remembered the grim days of the past decade. "There was a period about ten years ago when I was really unhappy with the way things were going in the music business and with Megadeth in general,"
he confessed. "And there was a lot of internal turmoil with the band."
Dave even admitted considering to end the band to a certain extent. "A lot of times, I would ask myself 'Is this really what I wanna do with the rest of my life?' And once we had the breakup after I my arm got injured and I re-evaluated my career, it changed things, and meeting up with Shawn
] and Chris
] really made me, I believe, a much more grateful player.
"So I think right now the best is yet to come for us,"
the frontman concluded. "We really have gotten a lot better in the last, probably, two years even. We're playing better now than, I think, we've ever played."
Mustaine was also asked an interesting question on whether he plans to rock as hard as the Rolling Stones when he's 65 or 70. In Dave's own words, he plans on doing it even harder. "I hope so,"
he kicked off. "I hope better, actually, because I think I am in better shape than they are at ... when they were 52, I think I'm in better shape than they were. And I have tremendous respect for the Rolling Stones, but I think it's all relative.
"I mean, look at Bruce Springsteen,"
Dave continued. "He's just as old as they are, but nobody says anything about it, 'cause he takes of himself. I take care of myself. A lot of people say stuff about my age because of the whole 'Big Four' thing and what it stands for, or they
[mention] the injury to my neck. But if I didn't have those two things, nobody would say, 'Oh, God, he's 52.' They wouldn't even care."
The latest Megadeth studio effort, "Super Collider
," was released on June 4 via Tradecraft, landing at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 chart.