Dave Mustaine: 'Thanks to Shock and Outrage, Many Great Musicians Will Never See the Light of Day'

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Dave Mustaine: 'Thanks to Shock and Outrage, Many Great Musicians Will Never See the Light of Day'
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was always known as not being afraid to delve into unconventional topics and express his honest opinion about any given matter.

The singer/guitarist recently discussed the importance of staying true to yourself and not succumbing to cheap tricks by letting "music become about the guy with three tits or whatever."

"If you're just playing up the outrage for the sake of outrage, then you're being predictably unpredictable - which is not unpredictable at all," Mustaine told Loudwire. "You see people sometimes where their whole shtick is about outrage and having to cut themselves and do whatever they can to appear as shocking as possible.

"It's a shame that sometimes music becomes about the guy with three tits or whatever. Thanks to the shock and outrage, there are many great musicians that will never see the light of day. We are living in a period of the have and have-nots. It's about how connected you are - not how good you are."

When asked about the current Mideast situation, the frontman got slightly off course and discussed both the metal community and society in general, sharing several deep thoughts. "If you treat people the way you want to be treated, I think things will sort themselves out," he kicked off. "It all goes back to how communities get along. Within our community, the metal community, it's a good situation. It's admirable. We, for the most part, get along."

Mustaine continued, "But when somebody shoots their mouth off, present company included, you don't see hatred. People tend to forgive pretty quickly. Metal is just like a soundtrack to an ideology. All music is like that. And I think metal sets some pretty good examples. When it comes to things going on in the world, I also sit back as a 52-year-old man and just think, 'What's next?'

"I read something a little while ago that said pretty soon we're going to find out that all the people we think are really bad are really good and all the people we think are really good are really bad. This idea that nothing is as it appears to be," Dave concluded.

Megadeth released their latest effort "Super Collider" on June 4 through Tradecraft.
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