frontman Dave Mustaine
says he's completely distracted by recent economical situations and worries about the future of his country. Further, he thinks the government are intentionally trying to get rid of the middle class.
"I'm sadly mesmerized by watching the news and how the government is destroying this country,
" he told Exclaim
). "It's pretty obvious to me that they're trying to get rid of the middle class. It also seems like we're moving more towards a single world currency, and I find that very frightening.
He also had some harsh words for the protestors at Occupy Wall Street, and thinks they are somewhat naive in their intentions:
"Everyone needs to shut up about this whole Occupy Wall Street thing. I think the protesters have very good intentions, but it's an example of good being misled.
"I also really hate some of these bleeding hearts, like Michael Moore, the fat dude who does these exposs. We don't need more of that; we need lower taxes and governments that listen.
But Dave doesn't let the world which its outside of his control scare him. Instead, his personal phobias are much closer to home - or rather, in the garden.
"Once, when I lived in Arizona, I went to take the garbage out and there was a rattlesnake behind the garbage can. It scared me so badly that I came back a killed it with a rock and a hockey stick. Later, I felt terrible; it wasn't the snake's fault.
True, but if you saw a rattle snake and had a hockey stick to hand...