Dave Mustaine Teams With Dan Spitz

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has made an album with former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz.

Dave Mustaine Teams With Dan Spitz
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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has made an album with former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz. Mustaine told New Zealand's 3news.co.nz that Spitz asked him to play on the record, which he's releasing under the name Deuxmonkey, during an impromptu studio visit. He said: "I am in the studio with Dan Spitz from Anthrax. He was working on a little side-project I'd heard a while ago and I asked him, 'Do you think it's done?' He asked me why and I said, 'Well, I would kind of do this and that.' And he said, 'Go ahead.' So I rolled up my sleeves and completely dedicated myself to Danny's record." According to Mustaine the Deuxmonkey album sounds like a cross between Soundgarden, Disturbed and Rage Against The Machine. The singer also spoke about his problems with his current label, Roadrunner. He said, "Roadrunner is going out of their way now to try and give me this new huge deal, and I just don't want it. The treatment's been terrible over the years, and I just don't want it. I would rather retire than continue to play like that." He also said that Megadeth will start recording a new album in January. Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    James_Het_Rules
    Wow. I can't recall anyone saying anything bad about roadrunner, they must be doing something pretty bad to piss dave off.
    Megadeth2011
    Minivirus2 wrote: Bet The hardest part of letting go... was a label requested "radio" friendly song.
    I don't care. That song was pretty good I thought. Just because it is labeled for "radio play" doesn't mean it sucks. I listen to Morbid Angel, Slayer, Megadeth, and the Alex Skolnick Trio, but I will admit that I do like some Linkin Park and Three Days Grace songs. In fact, One-X by Three Days Grace is a top-notch CD. And Dave isn't the first to have problems with Roadrunner... Just saying.
    Molomono
    Are you people that stupid. Obviously the label is trying to use Dave's huge name in the industry to push more records out the door. Basically Roadrunner saw a business opportunity and are using Dave to headline it. Quite frankly they don't give a **** what their artists think about what they are doing. As a musician i'd be unbelievably pissed off, i want to make music not money. To earn a living with the music i make is just a bonus. Dave isn't a pop star so they shouldn't treat him as such.
    ReaperWaits
    Alot of RR's artists hate them, Slipknot and Glassjaw being two of the main ones. Do y'research
    michaeltheyoung
    It's unclear to me whether or not record labels have any relevance to an established artist anymore, in any event. AC/DC's last record was essentially underwritten by Wal-Mart. The traditional activities of a label are really unnecessary in an era where revenue in music does not come from the recording, but wherein the album is itself merely a promotional *expense* to drive revenue on the touring and merchandise side.
    Damaged Roses
    Mustaine should start his own label.
    Hell yes! And it's very interesting the idea, I'm really after this new material and can't wait to get new Megadeth stuff!!
    thrashmonkey
    Herrjames wrote: Dave Mustaine is a rock icon, but dammit he's such a douche
    except, he isn't anymore. he's allowed to have his opinions about the label, and he's only saying he didn't like the new deal they offered him. i've met him, believe me he isn't a douche.
    <3 Herman <3
    James_Het_Rules wrote: Wow. I can't recall anyone saying anything bad about roadrunner, they must be doing something pretty bad to piss dave off.
    His album sales are pretty shit. Like Endgame sold 100K copies or so.
    Amuro Jay
    Chozodragon wrote: I'm accustomed to hear bad reports about roadrunner, so I don't see why everybody's doing their compulsory hhate on Mustaine here.
    This.
    korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do...
    Actually, RR really does kinda suck for Megadeth. Too busy promoting Killswitch Engage and Trivium and the like. Or so I've heard.
    SHACKR
    Dave wouldn't need Roadrunner's promotion. Look at what's going on with Megadeth currently. Released high quality thrash onto their latest album, Big Four, and Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary tour. I'm pretty sure Megadeth isn't going to need any promotion from Roadrunner to get sales or concert attendance.
    Chronologo
    DasoWarman wrote: Anyone recalls that Roadrunner was bought by WMG?
    I recall that, but I think that these "problems" started prior to WMG buyin' RRR, they've lost the way with the sudden success of Killswitch and some other bands, I remember when Roadrunner had King Diamond I think that was label's golden years
    shaofu0424
    DasoWarman wrote: Anyone recalls that Roadrunner was bought by WMG?
    absolutely correct, Warner Media Group acquired the last percentages of roadrunner recently... so roadrunner is nothing but a name and a letterhead for a much larger corporation now... mustaine is definitely not the type of personality to thrive and survive amid corporate politics... anywho, i would be interested to hear this recording...
    CFH-For-Life
    Everyone i've heard talk about Dave says he is complete *****, great musician, terrible person.
    flaphead325
    This can be great, if you listen to MD.45 it was great, so i'm expecting this to be great too!
    Betzefer
    Dan Spitz is THE MOST underrated guitarist of all times. AMONG THE LIVING FOLLOW ME OR DIE!
    T3HM3T4L
    CFH-For-Life wrote: Everyone i've heard talk about Dave says he is complete *****, great musician, terrible person.
    Back away from the 80's and 90's and join us in 2010.
    <3 Herman <3
    !-twisty-! wrote: korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do... Its a shame that megadeth was actually a bigger band in the 90's prior to their contract with roadrunner...
    In the 90s Metal was quite a bit more popular. Also Rust in Peace and Countdown to Extinction came out in the 90s. Of course they were a bigger band.
    Skuzzmo
    Shread_6009 wrote: korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do... i don't see your logic here. do you know what roadrunners been doing to dave and megadeth, or are you making assumptions on...nothing? and of course they give you press presence. they're a business. they need to make money, and megadeth makes money.
    I second that Mr 6009
    korbhag
    Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do...
    iheartgun
    the way i see it is HE IS DAVE MUSTAINE....he is always gonna have something to say about someone....and most of the time it is quite ammusing
    Herrjames
    korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do...
    Dave Mustaine is a rock icon, but dammit he's such a douche
    Shread_6009
    korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do...
    i don't see your logic here. do you know what roadrunners been doing to dave and megadeth, or are you making assumptions on...nothing? and of course they give you press presence. they're a business. they need to make money, and megadeth makes money.
    !-twisty-!
    korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do...
    Its a shame that megadeth was actually a bigger band in the 90's prior to their contract with roadrunner...
    raoooos
    korbhag wrote: Yeah Roadrunner really sucks. They just gave you so much more press presence and all that shitty stuff that makes you have even more fans and then sell more albums. What an awful thing to do...
    Last time I checked, the fact that United Abominations and Endgame were better than anything they'd done since Countdown to Extinction was the reason they've started gaining more fans and selling more albums. If Dave isn't happy with the label, he has earned the right to say so. The guy's not even a douche anymore.
    FrustratedRocka
    ^ Still has a bit of an ego though. I've heard a few complaints about roadrunner. Nuclear Blast seems to be the most artist-friendly metal label out there right now, but they don't have the same sway that Roadrunner does. Pick your poison, Dave.
    Mikewazousky
    First off, he didn't say Roadrunner sucked, he said that he didn't like what they were proposing for him and the band. Some people just like to turn little shit into a steaming pile.
    QvistDK
    Type O Negative was having problems with Roadrunner as well just before Peter Steele's death, I'm pretty sure there's something to what Mustaine states.
    Minivirus2
    There was another article about the new Deth record where Mustaine made a statement which implied that Roadrunner forced Megadeths hand and made them record their two previous albums in a certain way. Dave clearly stated that he did not like this and would rather play un-signed (yeah, like anyone would let Megadeth go un-signed for more than a day lol) and underground if it meant keeping his musical integrity. Based off what he's said here, it sounds like Roadrunner wants to sign Megadeth for a handful more records (which Mustaine clearly doesn't want to do) and it would mean adhering to their "rules" throughout the recording of those albums. If Mustaine wants out, let him. He obviously wants to make musci more akin to the type of records Deth was pumping out in the 80's and the label doesn't agree. Bet The hardest part of letting go... was a label requested "radio" friendly song.
    i_am_metalhead
    Dave should go with Metal Blade. Sure they are a much smaller label, but Megadeth is a big enough name that they don't need some big corporate conglomeration behind them - they just need someone who with promote their albums and tours. Also, I've never heard a band complain about Metal Blade - they treat their bands really well.
    Benjumanji
    Mikewazousky wrote: First off, he didn't say Roadrunner sucked, he said that he didn't like what they were proposing for him and the band. Some people just like to turn little shit into a steaming pile.
    Yeah, no kidding. I wish they would have given us more info about Dan's album though. It actually sounds like something I'd buy.
    T3HM3T4L
    "Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has made an album with former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz. " I was expecting some kind of Fistful Of Metal-Anthrax style vs. MegaDave. "According to Mustaine the Deuxmonkey album sounds like a cross between Soundgarden, Disturbed and Rage Against The Machine. " I had a disappoint.
    Chozodragon
    I'm accustomed to hear bad reports about roadrunner, so I don't see why everybody's doing their compulsory hhate on Mustaine here.
    Menza_
    Roadrunner has been known to screw bands around hence why other bands move to Metalblade, Nuclear Blast, or Earache.
    ihavenoname93
    'ololol pisstaine dissed somebody owell must be cuz heez liek a dick LOL!' *sigh* although ive gotta wonder.. is mustaine doing vocals for this? its hard for me to imagine him doing something other than megadeth type stuff..
    shikkaka
    I watched the interview where he talked about this. He is just do the mixing and production. he is not actually on the record. As far as roadrunner and megadeth goes, they do suck. Dave finally got an album out that critics AND fans liked a lot, and roadrunner has done almost zero promotion them. With more promotion, that album could have done so well!
    shikkaka
    Minivirus2 wrote: Bet The hardest part of letting go... was a label requested "radio" friendly song.
    Except there has hardly been any radio play for endgame, at least where i live...
    DrCOOL
    I'm interested to hear this. I've always been a big fan of Dan Spitz. He's a very underrated guitar player.
    Pippers
    Can't blame the attitude the guy has. You follow his history and a normal personality will not survive that. They would have just fallen in obscurity feeling beaten and belittled.