have distanced themselves from frontman Dave Mustaine
's political views by saying he doesn't speak for the band.
In an interview with Atlantic City Insiders
, drummer Shawn Drover
made it clear that their frontman's views are strictly his own. Mustaine frequently appears alongside controversial political headlines.
In early 2012, he said he hoped to see a Republican like Rick Santorum win the election
this year, though quickly backtracked
to say he's impartial to either of the main parties.
Whether he claims to be impartial or not, Mustaine has been vocal in his opposition to President Obama
. He's convinced Obama wasn't born in America
, and in August accused him of staging the gun massacres
over the summer, including the one at a Batman
showing in Aurora, Colarado.
His controversial comments are not just limited to the political world. In February he said that African women should "put a plug in it"
if they can't afford to feed more children.
If you want to read more about Mustaine's ability to stir controversy, which even prompted Metallica
singer James Hetfield
to say he has a "big mouth"
, you can read our rundown of the six most controversial Dave Mustaine comments
Meanwhile, Megadeth are currently touring to promote the 20th anniversary edition of "Countdown To Extinction"
During the same interview, Drover (who was not in the band at the time of its initial release) said: "As a fan of Megadeth, this is one of my favorite records... It's very solid and to the point it's a lot of fun to play those songs."
What do you think of Mustaine and his ability to stir debate? Should he moderate his comments, or is he the perfect example of a man who exercises free speech? Let us know what you think in the comments.