Dave Mustaine Opens Soup Kitchen For The Homeless

Megadeth man announces new charity project on Facebook.

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These days, Dave Mustaine is mostly talked about in the press because of his often controversial politics. However, it is today being reported that the Megadeth front man is opening a soup kitchen for the homeless in Haiti. Mega-Dave made the announcement via his Facebook page yesterday:

"I just wanted to take this time on a peaceful Sunday to stop and thank you for your tremendous support, I know not everyone here is a fan, but that's OK too; this message will be waiting for you when you change your opinion of me/us. Until then, I want to sincerely thank those of you for something you have no idea that you've done, but that is really a righteous and unbelievable thing to do. You see, all faults aside, I really am trying to live my life differently today, and part of that was in finding something to believe in.

"One of the things that has happened since I started this transformation is getting involved with helping widows and orphans, and helping the homeless. Now, here's what you've done...

"I was approached with an opportunity, and thanks to your unwavering support, my family and I have been able to fund a soup kitchen in Haiti with a ministry called Outside The Bowl, and you will be proud to know that when it is started (which will be very soon), we will be feeding up to 8, 000 meals a day to the less fortunate.

"I am so very grateful, and I love you all so very much (yes, even you haters), because even when I am being vilified and having my character assassinated, I can find comfort knowing up to 8,000 meals will be served each day, along with a healthy serving of love and some spiritual nourishment as well.

"Again, I cannot thank you enough.

"Love and bruises..."

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    Wow. I'm not even going to make some sarcastic joke. This is actually pretty cool. Right on, Dave.
    Well I guess we ALL have to put a plug in it! There, I'll be the idiot to have made a joke about the situation.
    Yeah, Dave! Thank you! It's always great to do something good for others.
    Finally, great job on doing something constructive to actually help people in need. Keep up with more of this, Dave.
    This is a fantastic thing for him to do, and it is great to see him giving so much back. It's a shame some of the haters may still find a way to dog him for this
    "These days, Dave Mustaine is mostly talked about in the press because of his often controversial politics." *Ahem* These days Dave Mustaine is only talked about on UG because his statements attract readers for UG.
    A positive Dave Mustaine story? Pigs have flown. Good work, Dave. This news gave me the warm fuzzies.
    I guess you could call him Megachef... Don't why I said that, he's not even cooking.
    If that was a tv cooking show hosted by Mustaine, I would totally watch it. Each week he could have a metal legen come in and cook something with him lol.
    He seemed kinda self-righteous in the little blurb there, but still; this is pretty ****ing cool. Megadave has been partially redeemed in my opinion.
    Maybe there's hope for Davey yet. I give respect where it's due, and he's earned it with this.
    It's great when wealthy people do good with their money, but why do they feel the need to document it? Is doing something good not gratifying enough? Why the need to search for praise from their fanbase?
    Hopefully it is for a constructive reason, perhaps he is getting the word out to raise support for it and make it an even bigger good. If he is just trying to brag, which I'd love to give him the benefit of the doubt, that defeats a lot of the good done in a sense.
    Yeah and he was thanking the people that helped him too. I see your point Gonzo but i don't think hes bragging here.
    My only criticism is why go all the way to Haiti to help people? We have plenty of homeless in the US.
    God forbid we would look beyond nationalities and politics and just help people regardless of their geographic position on earth...and who has the right to tell him who he should help? Shouldn't we just be grateful that he's helping people in the first place? I can't help but feel annoyed when a person does something to help out his fellow man and someone still has a "yeah but..." attitude about it. He has no obligation to help anyone yet he did. It's like if Megadeth put out an epic 2 album masterpiece and someone was like "yeah but they could've made it 3 albums instead".
    I think people are only bringing it up because of his political statements. He doesn't like people in this country who receive "handouts" but to pretend like everyone abuses the welfare system and that it doesn't help people is beyond ignorant. They want to abolish government programs like that, rather than fine tune them and make them more efficient, all while doing exactly what they disagree with in other countries because...they feel bad for THOSE poor people?
    Completely agree. It's nice when celebrities help others with things like this, but it seems more of a publicity stunt when they always have to go to Africa or Haiti to do it. If they looked to their own countries and around where they live first, I think that'd make a big difference
    Agreed. It especially bugs me when movie/tv stars come back from abroad with a new baby like they're out there saving the world when it's really just a fashion accessory or a prop to get them on the cover of People magazine. I guess opening a soup kitchen in San Diego doesn't sound as cool as one in Haiti. And then posting it on your own facebook page seems like a "Hey everybody, look at me, aren't I cool" move.
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    haiti got the earthquake and everything just ****ed up i dont remenber the year exactly but if im right haiti people die from starving and shit, even the water its hard to get for some people.
    Whether or not it's being documented to make him look better or not, 8,000 people in need are still getting fed. Personally, that's what matters to me about this story.
    Good for him! He was really destroying his public image with his conspiracy nonsense but things might really turn around for him.
    That's why I chuckled when I read the "when I am being vilified and having my character assassinated" part, he's the one doing that...Not anyone else. That said, this is a great thing to do.