Megadeth Fan Arrested For Shooting Spree Threat

44 year old Megadeth fan has been arrested on charges of unlawful use of computerized communication systems and disorderly conduct after requesting one of the band's songs via the forums of The MeltDown Show.

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While the vast majority of heavy metal fans are often willing to take the lyrics of their favourite groups with a pinch of salt one hardcore Megadeth follower might have taken the words of Dave Mustaine too literally. Blabbermouth is reporting that a 44 year old Megadeth fan from Wisconsin has been arrested on charges of unlawful use of computerized communication systems and disorderly conduct after requesting one of the band's songs via the forums of The MeltDown Show. The listener, logged in as "Watch_The_National _new_tomorrow_ I_am_going _to_go _a_ shooting_spree_ in_Appleton_WI.", requested the title track of Megadeth's 1983 debut Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good, informing the show's hosts Trevor Fenton and Pat Ryan, that the track would be good music to go postal and kill a bunce [sic] of people to. Ryan and Fenton contacted the local police department, helping an officer identify the man by tracking an IP address to a computer in a public library. Ryan had the following to say regarding the incident; "We had to take that threat seriously, we couldn't ignore him. That was something we just couldn't ignore and not report. It could have been a prank. But if he was serious and something happened, I wouldn't have been able to live with myself." The same man has a previous conviction for unlawful use of computerised communication from back in 2000. Megadeth, meanwhile, are set to release Th1rt3en, their first album to feature original bassist Dave Ellefson in a decade, on November 1st, 2011. Meanwhile, Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has stated that the band's touring Metal event Gigantour can be expected to return in 2012.

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    Renegabe
    JTNorquay wrote: AVIDFANOFSOUNDS wrote: Gradyogle wrote: The slow decay of free speech.... Are you really playing that card, if the police did take no action and if he did carry out what he was going to say; what would you say then? The guy seems to be either a manic or attention seeker, this has nothing to do with megadeath. If anyone does attribute his actions to the band it is due to their own prejudices on megadeaths music. I agree with you completely, but. Megadeth. That is all.
    And this. +1.
    Renegabe
    To quote a point raised in the Cyber Army (Megadeth Fan Club), it's upsetting this guy is called a "fan", because it sets a really bad image for the rest of us fans. This is really taking it to a whole other extreme; something true Droogies wouldn't even consider doing.
    St. Fixxxer
    Well, hey. Wat about 44 Minutes? I guess music can inspire shootouts as shootouts can inspire music.
    Widowmaker666
    Why is everyone so paranoid just because the dude made a joke & these idiot DJs who want to look like heros calls the cops on the guy. What ever happend to the 1st amendment? If he was really going to do something he would not of said anything. I myself no longer listen to those posers on that station. There are a lot of other metal stations on the internet who would of found it funny. People are so stupid in this world.
    JTNorquay
    AVIDFANOFSOUNDS wrote: Gradyogle wrote: The slow decay of free speech.... Are you really playing that card, if the police did take no action and if he did carry out what he was going to say; what would you say then? The guy seems to be either a manic or attention seeker, this has nothing to do with megadeath. If anyone does attribute his actions to the band it is due to their own prejudices on megadeaths music.
    I agree with you completely, but. Megadeth. That is all.
    link no1
    The guy was going to go on a spree and thought that 'Killing is my buissiness' would be a good song to have playing during the event? So? It's true. Many songs sound good for a shootout. I don't load up a pistol and go out for an hour when 'War Ensamble' comes on. But on a serious note. Dave Mustaine should be ashamed for the actions of this one retarded person. Damn you Mustaine, Damn you *shakes fist*
    nigeltheginger
    JFRules wrote: lol This reminds me of a few years ago I heard a story of a Metallica fan that killed people while singing the words of No Remorse lol
    he probably didn't care what it meant
    JFRules
    lol This reminds me of a few years ago I heard a story of a Metallica fan that killed people while singing the words of No Remorse lol
    booby50
    Good Lord, all the crazy people come from Wisconsin. They're making the rest of us look bad!
    AVIDFANOFSOUNDS
    Gradyogle wrote: The slow decay of free speech....
    Are you really playing that card, if the police did take no action and if he did carry out what he was going to say; what would you say then? The guy seems to be either a manic or attention seeker, this has nothing to do with megadeath. If anyone does attribute his actions to the band it is due to their own prejudices on megadeaths music.
    SUICIDEXX666
    ah shit now there will be a lot of people say that megadeth was responsible people are so ****ing stupid
    A CATSHOVEL
    Gradyogle wrote: The slow decay of free speech....
    Yeah, because the guy didn't say he was going to commit murder, right? Oh wait, he did.