Rise Against Named 'Endgame' After Megadeth Album?

artist: misc date: 05/16/2011 category: general music news
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Rise Against Named 'Endgame' After Megadeth Album?
Bassist Joe Principe of the Chicago "punk rock" band Rise Against was asked during a brand new interview with Kevin Conklin of the 93.7 KCLB Rocks! radio station in Palm Springs, California if Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has threatened legal action against Principe's group over the fact that Rise Against's latest album, 2011's "Endgame", shares a title with Megadeth's 2009 effort. "No, he hasn't", Joe laughed before adding. "You know what's funny?! This kind of goes to show you how many people know about the Megadeth record. It's like no one One kid said something, 'Hey, isn't that a Megadeth title?' But other than that, no one knows. I grew up listening to Megadeth, so I was kind of hoping they would have a little bit more current fans these days." When it was pointed out to Principe that Megadeth's "Endgame" has sold 150,000 copies in the United States since its release, he said, "Oh, that's better than I thought." Rise Against's "Endgame" has shifted 156,000 units in the United States since it came out on March 11. In an October 2009 interview, Mustaine revealed that the "Endgame" album title came from a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement document that endorses "the removal of all removable aliens" by 2012. "I was watching an inspirational DVD, and this guy was talking about the 'Endgame Document'", Mustaine said. "I was mortified to find out that we had a president who signed a document into law that was going to forever change the face of American history and American politics and American liberties, and that he would do it without anybody knowing. The Senate didn't know about it and didn't get a chance to vote on it and neither did the House of Representatives. He just did it." Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.
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