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Posted on Dec 06, 2013 11:40 am
Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover shared his stance on continuos fan demands to "record another 'Rust in Peace,'" describing it as a path no one in the band is interested in taking.
Discussing the band's anniversary tours marking "Rust in Peace" and "Countdown to Extinction" releases through full live performances, Drover was asked by Pop Break on whether such treks have influenced the new material in any way. Although admitting it's nice to reminisce the old days, Shawn stressed the importance of constantly evolving and charging on.
"Honestly, you got to stay in the now. If you go back and try to repeat yourself, you're just a fake and you're trying to replicate something you have already done in the past. It's like Van Halen going back and trying to re-record 'Van Halen 1,'" the drummer explained, just to conclude, "I just don't think it's good to replicate yourself anyway."
During the rest of the chat, Shawn revealed playing a crucial role in bringing both Chris Broderick and Dave Ellefson into the Megadeth fold, pointing out his vocal stance during the lineup change talks. Furthermore, the drummer was quite open to the idea of performing "Youthanasia" live in full during 2014 for yet another classic album anniversary.
As for the band's new material, Drover noted that Megadeth most likely won't be doing any recording until late 2014, as the touring promotion of "Super Collider" still has a long way to go.
"We won't do any new recording probably until late next year," he said. "We're in the middle of the touring process for 'Super Collider.' We only started touring for this record six months ago. I would say we have at least another half-year in 2014 to promote this record, then we'll probably take a little break before we start putting ideas together for the next record."
Drover continued, taking a quick jab at online music piracy, "There really is no rush anymore. We don't have to do what we did back in the day, record-tour-record-tour in a span of 14 months. With internet piracy, everybody is pretty much stealing the music anyway and it's certainly not as vital. We could tour off our back catalog for the rest of our lives but we’re not like that. We don’t want to be a nostalgia act and we always want to have new material."
"Super Collider" saw its release on June 4 via Tradecraft.