Dave Mustaine To Open School Of Rock

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is planning to open up the band's California recording studio to under-privileged kids to teach them about rock 'n' roll.

Dave Mustaine To Open School Of Rock
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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is planning to open up the band's California recording studio to under-privileged kids - to teach them about rock 'n' roll. The rockers own a building in San Diego, California which has housed all their recording equipment over the last few years. But Mustaine has decided to make better use of the space by turning it into a learning centre for children from deprived backgrounds - and he has vowed to teach them all to play instruments. He tells Britain's Kerrang magazine, "I want to give something back. I'm not one of these guys who needs a lot of money, but because I've been so overpaid during my career I'm going to invite some inner-city kids to the studio and teach them about music. "Some of these kids have the talent, but not the means to show it. Wouldn't it be awesome to find a kid and bless his life with music and give him a career?" Thanks for the report to Contactmusic.com.

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    nigeltheginger
    hmm, anyone else think its kinda funny Jack Black's character in the film was in a band called MaggotDeth and now DM, of Megadeth fame, is doing something really similar?
    Ricky4635
    Odlid wrote: "Wouldn't it be awesome to find a kid and bless his life with music and give him a career?" Hell yeah, every kid deserves an unsure future where when it all goes wrong they have nothing to fall back on, great idea Dave! If he really cared about that he would just donate some money to charity just like Bono. He'll still be a prick but that doesn't matter, this is just another "I NEED ATTENTION" thing he has sometimes. But a School of Rock is still pretty awesome.
    1.You my friend, suck. 2.I thought Dave was a Major A-Hole? 3.Why does every time Megadeth or Metallica is mentioned there is an all out comment war? I love both those bands and just because somebody likes a band it does not mean you got to make a big deal about it. 4.Wouldn't it be awesome if he got other musician involved? For example Jack Black! LOL
    Odlid
    "Wouldn't it be awesome to find a kid and bless his life with music and give him a career?" Hell yeah, every kid deserves an unsure future where when it all goes wrong they have nothing to fall back on, great idea Dave! If he really cared about that he would just donate some money to charity just like Bono. He'll still be a prick but that doesn't matter, this is just another "I NEED ATTENTION" thing he has sometimes. But a School of Rock is still pretty awesome.
    Fireballz 1077
    Wesseem wrote: stage4saiyan wrote: Not trolling, but if James Hetfield did this all the comments would be "What an idiot! What a sellout!" But good on Dave. i wouldn't. i don't listen to megadeth or metallica, although i enjoy a song or two, but anyone who is willing to put in their own time and money to help someone else is ok in my book. so kudos to you mr. mustaine
    I absolutely agree with you, Wesseem. This is a great and very selfless gesture of Dave. I think that under-priviliged kids need this; in fact, the world needs this! Music is life! Awesome deed, Dave! \m/ wish i could go to that school! lol
    Wesseem
    stage4saiyan wrote: Not trolling, but if James Hetfield did this all the comments would be "What an idiot! What a sellout!" But good on Dave.
    i wouldn't. i don't listen to megadeth or metallica, although i enjoy a song or two, but anyone who is willing to put in their own time and money to help someone else is ok in my book. so kudos to you mr. mustaine
    the_hoodster
    Maggot4lif3 wrote: 2mins2midnite wrote: i wish something like that happens in the uk dave mustaine is the main man ye dude we definitely need something like this in the uk! We also need a big prison like building to lock chavs in, dirty, dirty chavs
    AGREED!
    Brad_Bassist
    dudester410 wrote: farfaraway wrote: "...and that, kids, is why Metallica sucks." Omfg XD i was thinking abothte thing, maybe he'll talk about the best metal bands ever, and say that metallica is only famous cause they suck really bad or something XD
    Well that made NO sense at all.
    MetaMegaMagic
    Well, the building's not really going to be put to good use because Megadeth's on tour, and there's instruments lying around...so it's a good idea of Dave to do that.
    TheChaz
    I can see the first day... Dave walks in... "Ok, kids, here's the thing. I have a hangover. Does anyone know what that means?"
    blaspheyou
    Good on you, Dave. Just another reason why you're my favorite musician and why Megadeth is my favorite band.
    blueboy14
    "...Wouldn't it be awesome to find a kid and bless his life with music and give him a career?" Wouldn't the kid be better off with an actual career if he was from the inner city? Even if he became a talented musician, that doesn't mean that he will join a band and leave his chances of having a steady job up to a coin flip. I understand teaching children music, but trying to give them a career in music is a different thing. I am just afraid that this will spawn a bunch of homeless musicians that play instruments after baseball games on the street with the hopes of getting a quick buck.
    Just FYI in the larger interview which he mentioned this "School of Rock" Dave comented that the point of the school would not be to breed a bunch of musicians but to teach kids about recording techniques and teach them a trade which they can then make into a future career as recording engineers etc.
    Quakelord1991
    farfaraway wrote: "...and that, kids, is why Metallica sucks."
    Dude shut the **** up, that was just random bullshit. If you hate Metallica, then you hate Mustaine because Dave respects both James and Lars.
    bobbyk1978
    The_Shape : This saddens me so much. I live in San Diego but I'm not underprivileged so I can't attend.
    sure you can. just join the big brother program or something. im guessing they need supervision too hahahaha
    Sigil One
    ...this has NOTHING to do with metallica. so shut up about it. this makes me very jealous of homeless kids in california.
    Quakelord1991
    dudester410 wrote: farfaraway wrote: "...and that, kids, is why Metallica sucks." Omfg XD i was thinking abothte thing, maybe he'll talk about the best metal bands ever, and say that metallica is only famous cause they suck really bad or something XD
    And what have you accomplished?
    minnigh
    Dave is a legendary rocker and amazing person.Dave for president!
    3 days grace14
    as long as he does it for the music and doesn't pull a ****ing Gene Simmons thats kool it's his money and he could do worse things with it
    PleaseDie
    ZeppelinRulez77 wrote: What a sweet dude. "I've been overpaid..." Nobody says that. That is so cool.
    That's right.
    shroomhound
    Awesome musician and all, but he would make the most annoying music teacher ever.
    shroomhound
    nigeltheginger : hmm, anyone else think its kinda funny Jack Black's character in the film was in a band called MaggotDeth
    I always thought about making a cartoon called MegaDebt, about a struggling thrash musician, who just sucks too much to make it.
    Zangetsu 101
    cukd7x-a2- wrote: the agony scene wrote: "im not a guy who needs allot of money" *ahem* warchest haha partially agreed... theres 4 discs in there... thats $10 each which is a steal in any retail store! and its good to hear Dave is doing something for his community
    As has been said before, that was his record label releasing more compilations to make more money.
    cukd7x-a2-
    the agony scene wrote: "im not a guy who needs allot of money" *ahem* warchest
    haha partially agreed... theres 4 discs in there... thats $10 each which is a steal in any retail store! and its good to hear Dave is doing something for his community
    jthm_guitarist
    guitarsftw wrote: I think I'll go to this school, but get drunk, and get expelled. Then start my own school. A school that will kick this one's @$$.
    hee hee Dave would approve.
    Megatallica18
    [quote]Tubyboulin wrote: ''I pity the poor kid who unwittingly wants to learn Enter Sandman...'' AHAHAHA so do i
    'Leviathan'
    I think it's amazing that he's going out of his way to do something so selfless like this. Dave is a really good guy and I really look down on those who think he's a prick.
    CliffIsAngry
    ****ing love dave mustaine, he's just great! this is good for the kids. I wish I lived in San Diego or was on a visit when this is up and running. I really wanna meet Dave.
    ironmaiden1313
    oncetaken wrote: and it only took a couple of posts for the first Megadeth vs Metallica comment to appear. pathetic guys.
    ya really I mean even they are over it.... dave has the occasinal talk with lars and they really have no hard feallings to eachotherany more so why can't it just stop.... take the music and enjoy it don't turn it to a war inside metal.... we get enough people fighting metal stop the arguing inside it.....
    priest20201
    Simply Awesome! Dave seems to have nailed this one right on the head. I met him at a show two years back on his birthday and he was very polite to me and my pals, even though I think we were coming off a little bothersome! ENDGAME FTW!!!
    hohner
    Kotie wrote: I still don't like Mustaine because he treats all his fans like shit (pulling from previous personal experiences), but this is a really great gesture on his part. It would've been hilarious if Jables actually had opened up a school of rock, though Mustaine has the musical chops to really give kids an experience.
    I`ve Seen Megadeth In Concert Gigantour 2008, And Through out the whole thing he only encouraged the crowd and how awesome of an audience we were.. he said himself if he hadn`t been born american, he`d of wanted to be canadian!
    jimzer
    very decent of him. i hope he doesnt profit money wise from this!!
    Maggot4lif3
    2mins2midnite wrote: i wish something like that happens in the uk dave mustaine is the main man
    ye dude we definitely need something like this in the uk! We also need a big prison like building to lock chavs in, dirty, dirty chavs
    Shaharz
    nick_b wrote: Kid: "dave, can you teach me the intro to Master of Puppets?" Mustaine: "FFFFFUUUUU"
    Rofl