Dave Mustaine On Gun Control, Lineup Changes And Winning Awards

Mary Colurso of The Birmingham News recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine.

Dave Mustaine On Gun Control, Lineup Changes And Winning Awards
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Mary Colurso of The Birmingham News recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine. A few Blabbermouth.net excerpts from the chat follow below. On gun control: Mustaine: "When people in Washington say they're going to take away my guns, they better bring theirs if they're going to take mine." On how heavy metal's popularity is affected by economic hardship: Mustaine: "People oscillate at different rates of speed. When times get tough, when people are stressing a little more, heavy metal becomes more popular. It has the right speed, tempo, vibration and color. When people listen to songs like that, they connect." On whether he cares about awards and ceremonies: Mustaine: "It's relative to where the award comes from. I skipped the first seven Grammy Awards. I thought it was kind of hilarious. I went to the eighth. I'd like to win a Grammy, because it's been elusive to me so far. But I don't liken myself to the Susan Lucci of the Grammys. When we win awards and competitions awarded by our peers, that's totally different." On MEGADETH's many lineup changes: Mustaine: "That's the problem when you start a band. You have to pick the right guys. But things happen... We have our lineup and everything's working, and one guy says, 'I want more money.' Or 'I want to write more songs.' The truth of the matter is that it's hard to write songs. You have your whole life to write your first album. After that, it's hard." On enduring a severe case of spinal stenosis (with herniated discs and bone spurs): Mustaine: "Last summer during the [Rockstar Energy Drink] Mayhem [Festival] tour, everything just went south. Something had broken in the back of my neck; I had a bone fragment in my spinal column the size of an eraser. The pain when I was moving my neck had me on my knees, sobbing. My son had never seen me this way. My hand went numb. My ring and pinky finger were not communicating with my brain... But the surgery was a complete success. I had a disc fused in my neck, and the feeling has returned completely to my left hand. It shows you how God's with me in everything you do." On how his surgery has affected his stage presence: Mustaine: "The act of headbanging, when it started, was to play guitar, stand in a wide posture and move your head up and down. Now I move my torso a little bit more, and get the desired effect. I make the necessary adjustments I need to keep myself healthy. Really, it's been a blessing in disguise." Read the entire interview from The Birmingham News.

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    Maiden95
    Nothing really controversial here. I like it. Good article UG. I saw them in February and they kicked ass.
    Redfinton22
    Wish there were more like this. The past seven or eight articles about Mustaine really put him in a bad light, whether he deserved it or not..
    UniformRecon
    UG article for the Mayan Apocalypse: "Hide in your basements before Dave Mustaine and Ted Nugent kill you for food"
    Hippykiller
    When he says "it's been a blessing in disguise" about his spine injury, what exactly is the "blessing" part of his situation? Sounds like god did the damage and doctors fixed him up.
    purplexing
    siraxlrose wrote: don't be so pretentious. He meant it was a humbling experience. Don't patronize people for having faith. Having faith in nothing that everything happens by accident I think takes more faith than believing in God.
    1. Look up what patronize means 2. Believing that a superior entity created everything, listens to everyone, knows everything, and is infinite takes WAY more faith than stuff happening by chance.
    flyneye
    Hey, Ted's getting older and may enter politics. Mustaine is just picking up the torch.
    dial-a-death
    It shows you how God's with me in everything you do.
    Yep. Everything I do makes Dave Mustain closer to God. ... wait a minute...
    tennesseehild
    Mustaine is f*cking amazing. The adversaties he has overcame in order to become successful, continue playing guitar, and make things work for him rather you like what he has to say or not are biblical (meaning epic not god related). I applaud this man for everything he has done career related and idolize him so much so that I have 5 guitars but use my Dave Mustaine signatures when I play with my band.
    flyneye
    Lol Northernnight, Austin Powers is what we envision when we make fun of foppy socialist Euros. We envision Elton John for the women.
    JDawg
    Mustaine was NOT taking Obama's speech out of context. Obama DID say what he did. Good for Dave for standing up and not giving a crap what anyone thinks.
    siraxlrose
    don't be so pretentious. He meant it was a humbling experience. Don't patronize people for having faith. Having faith in nothing that everything happens by accident I think takes more faith than believing in God.
    Northernmight
    Mustaine is what we Europeans envision when we make fun of Americans. Spot on - he just doesn't look the part.
    redisni
    zaidtallica wrote: A METAL GOD
    with a god-sized ego, I guess that's part of the requirements.
    DamnBastard1224
    tennesseehild wrote: Mustaine is f*cking amazing. The adversaties he has overcame in order to become successful, continue playing guitar, and make things work for him rather you like what he has to say or not are biblical (meaning epic not god related). I applaud this man for everything he has done career related and idolize him so much so that I have 5 guitars but use my Dave Mustaine signatures when I play with my band.
    exactly.
    herpaderp22
    Mustaine's next interview" god god god, god god god, god, god, god god god, glasses, god god god. gay marriage god god god jesus. Something like that.
    headbanger32594
    BradTheBluefish wrote: Dave Mustaine should get his own show. Not Ted Nugent.
    Haha yeah. "Mustaine and Friends"
    Mouloudo
    Northernmight wrote: Mustaine is what we Europeans envision when we make fun of Americans. Spot on - he just doesn't look the part.
    yeah exactly... all about contradictions, he's a biggot but likes gun, doesn't want to share money, doesn't like immigrants, bash everyone in the press, doesn't like gay people ( wich are sitll human isn't it?) so basicly he claims he's a christian when it suits him and when it concerns himself ( god healed my neck, god gave me my astounding talent, god blablabla) but it's like f*ck other people: " I dont want to share" ( imagine if Jesus would have said " this is my body but dont take it you disciple parasites, my chicken is not your chicken ( mustaine quote)) " if I want to have guns ( wich are made to kill) it's my right", yeah I'm sure god likes people having 9 millimeters under their pillow, AK47 in their basement, and adult teaching their kids who to shoot people... and he doesn't like gay people ( and it's not abotu marriage, back in the days he used to call people fagg*t and homo as an insult), and he doesn't like immigrants but hey mustaine dont you know that part of the bible, you know the one who doesn't say you're the messiah, the one that says "love thy neighbor as thyself"... they neighbor is not your WASP suburb neighbour, your neighbor is your irish friend, the mexican trying to feed his familly ,the gay dude, the handicaped man etc... I really wish this retard will read the bible and apply it
    stubs.milligan
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    Mouloudo wrote: " if I want to have guns ( wich are made to kill) it's my right", yeah I'm sure god likes people having 9 millimeters under their pillow, AK47 in their basement, and adult teaching their kids who to shoot people... and he doesn't like gay people ( and it's not abotu marriage, back in the days he used to call people fagg*t and homo as an insult)
    1. I think guns are for hunting and protecting in this case. 2. "back in the days"? Really, you're going to use his prechristian days to show how he's a bad Christian? Really? And yeah, he's not perfect, but he's gotten a lot better since becoming a Christian though. It just seems like you expect someone who converts to Christianity to have love down. It takes time. Try it and you'll see.
    Mouloudo
    according to his recent interview he was already a biggot back in the days... remember peace sells? " what you mean I dont believe in god? talk to him everyday"
    noahi9
    The reason we American citizens have the right to bear arms is for our own protection and for protecting our homeland security. I do not believe in violence or killing people for that matter. I am a very peaceful individual. I'd rather play guitar all day and perform my music and write songs. However, I do like to go hunting for bear, deer, partridge, and moose every fall. Under any circumstance, if a convicted felon or a murderer enters my home with a gun or a knife and attacks my girlfriend or kids, I am going to shoot him point blank in the head to defend my family. If you believe that we need to give up our guns to the government, then you mustn't have read the constitution or Bill of Rights for your understanding and purpose of what it takes to be an American citizen.