Dave Mustaine: Political Rants Have A Place At Megadeth Concerts

Mustaine in March made headlines when he told Canadian television and radio that President Obama "was born somewhere else than America."

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During Megadeth's November 24 performance at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the band's frontman, Dave Mustaine, took the opportunity to bash a writer for The Columbus Dispatch whose review of Megadeth's Columbus concert four days earlier featured the headline "Megadeth: Thrash metal better than political rants." "What is heavy metal about?"

Mustaine rhetorically asked the crowd (see video below), before adding, "I just don't understand why editors at newspapers send people to shows if they don't like the band in the first place."

According to Blabbermouth, Mustaine in March made headlines when he told Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos that he is certain that President Obama "was born somewhere else than America."

"I have a lot of questions about [Obama], but certainly not where he was born," Mustaine said. "I know he was born somewhere else than America."

When Stroumboulopoulos pointed out that this school of thought made the musician part of the so-called "birther" movement, Mustaine countered, "I'm not calling a question to it, I just, you know, it's a point. How come he was invisible until he became whatever he was in Illinois?"

Stroumboulopoulos tried to further challenge Mustaine on his claims, causing the Megadeth frontman to attempt to change the subject.

"I don't want to talk about my president," Mustaine said, before going on to admit that he was going to "have to do some more homework on where Obama came from."

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    Quit it UG, enough with the Mustaine's Stalking. We already heard and read everything stupid he has ever said. I like the Musical news rather than the controversial news.
    I really do feel sorry for Mustaine sometimes. He get's criticised so much.
    That tends to happen when you're outspoken. Don't feel sorry for him, he brings it on himself.
    Wow... Ok I can see I'll have to explain this to you.... The word "get's" isn't a word. That is a contraction of nothing. The word you want to use is "gets". Not apostrophe.
    So i guess youve never made a typo before. If you ever do, hopefully some sarcastic douche will be there to point it out
    link no1
    So, you make a deal out of the guys grammar and then finish your pretty lame attempt at being funny and annoying by wrongly spelling something yourself? I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be 'No apostrophe' rather than 'Not apostrophe'. Go to school kid.
    How about news that GOJIRA IS ON TOUR WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND!?!? That's better than anything on your headlines.
    unless he's native american, he shoudln't really be talking about foreigners being in his country and leading it.
    I have seen his quotes about Obama so many times I could repeat them faster and more easily than the Pledge of Allegiance.
    That guy has such a funny last name. I thought UG was making fun of him at first, cuz i missed the first mention of his name.
    You know how fantastic it will be after the smoke clears and the truth sbout Obama comes out? May not happen til he's out of office, but whatever it is, you all know as well as I do, there's major skeletons in his closet.
    There are so many people so ignorant of what's going on and what this socialist president is doing. Mustaine is just telling the facts that a lot of people don't want to face.
    Thanks firebowl, finally someone who isn't jumping on the bandwagon to bash Mustaine without even doing a bit of research. People are blind in this society, blinded by the mainstream media, reality tv and what passes for music on the radio these days. If people actually looked into some of the things he talks about in his "rants" they would probably(hopefully) see that it all makes sense and cannot be denied. Hell, most of his lyrics are about the very same thing he talks about yet i never see people complain about his songs. I guess ignorance is bliss.
    I'm pretty sure a lot of people know what they are talking about. I know people who research the topics and have a different opinion than me. It's close minded, and a big egotistical too, to assume everyone who might think differently than you are blind sheep and you're some enlightened person.
    losing battle
    Damn its produced by the guy on the same guy who did the last record I smell annother abulm of feces.
    Michael Stewart
    I was there. I had my phone out ready to record him when he started ranting. I have a few more on YouTube from this show but he kept the ranting to a minimum... /: I was actually standing right infront of him at the show. Front row and center!!!! Oh, his face was really swollen. His eyes were almost all the way shut and his lips looked like he got them injected with his ass fat. UG should do an article on how he isn't using his obamacare.
    Well said, Dave! Keep up the good work, the American people need to hear the truth for once.
    Michael Stewart
    He said nothing wrong so idk Why people are offended by this. All he said was a reporter in Ohio sent to his show and wrote an article to shit talk him and his response was if u don't like the music, then don't go the worst thing he said was there's a reason we have dark alleys and there is nothing wrong with that.