Dave Mustaine Is Crazier Than Billy Corgan, Experts Agree

After five long rounds, Megadeth mainman takes home the title.

Dave Mustaine Is Crazier Than Billy Corgan, Experts Agree
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In an interesting showdown, Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine faced Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan to determine an interesting question - who's crazier?

Both known for eccentric statements and decisions, the two frontmen were dubbed strikingly similar in a latest Decibel Magazine feature. In fact, such similarities were the main reason for the ridiculous competition to happen in the first place.

After five excruciating rounds, Dave took home the title, beating Billy 3:2. Details below.

Round One: Questionable Investments

Billy owns a regional wrestling promotion, Dave owns a tiny pony. Dave wins.

Round Two: Religion

Billy wrote an album about Jesus and rock, started a "Mind-Body-Soul" integration website and is into psychic mediums. Dave's Christian outbursts are very well known, but interestingly enough, Billy wins.

Round Three: Music

Billy's "massive underground vault of unreleased material" turns the score to Corgan's advantage, it's 2:1 for Billy now.

Round Four: Statements in the Press

Billy: "The Pumpkins, as a business, is a creative enterprise that's constantly generating new waves of energy, through music, through cultural f--king-with ... through the Tarot."

Dave: "There's so many houses without a dad that it's just terrible. I mean, you know how they used to say there should be a license to have a baby? Well, as far-fetched as that sounds, I really think that, if the parents aren't going to stick together, they shouldn't make that kind of commitment to life. I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you've got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It's like, you shouldn't be having children if you can't feed them."

It's 2:2 now.

Round Five: Conspiracy Theories

List of conspiracy theories Billy Corgan believes in: Chemtrails, the New World Order, the TSA as Gestapo, HAARP, Genetically Modified Foods, "criminal wars," mind control, all news as propaganda.

List of conspiracy theories Dave Mustaine believes in: Chemtrails, the New World Order, birtherism, FEMA camps, global government, basically anything involving Obama taking away our guns/freedom

After examining the two singers' stage rants, Dave won the final round, earning him the title of the crazier one.

Apart from making some genius music, Mustaine and Corgan clearly made a few questionable moves and statements throughout their career. It's all in good spirit of course, but do you think Dave is indeed crazier?

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    BrianFantana
    Billy Corgan believing in Genetically Modified Foods? That's an actual thing. It's been proven. Look at Monsanto.
    Luke-LikeICare
    Who the hell conducted this study?
    pim.voormeulen
    Dave is crazy but he writes damn good music.
    k.lainad
    Almost all crazy people write great music.
    UncleBluck
    In what world?
    lemmyisgod97
    "Put a plug in it " lol
    k.lainad
    I actually agree with him though.
    KingV911
    Life in poor African countries is a little different than growing up in the burbs of America. The women there can't simply "put a plug in it". They have little to no access to contraception and the societies they live in are extremely old-school and male dominated - they don't get much choice about having sex. Also, the levels of rape over there are staggering. The lack of contraception and rape levels is the reason HIV cases are so high there too. The ultimate culprit in all of it is poverty and lack of education. They have no infrastructure -- it's just chaos. So, Mustaine's comment is completely short-sighted and shows he is judging complex issues at face value only. He thinks he is smart and wise, but he is not.
    james1210
    I don't disagree with Dave on number four, and I disagree with him most times.
    EricSchC1
    I'd agree that, generally, kids benefit more from having 2 parents in the household versus 1, but the Africa comment is horrifically insensitive when their problem stems from the prolific amount of rape happening on that continent, not female promiscuity. Suggesting that African women simply "put a plug in it" is more of a blind eye solution than the local religious missionaries & governments in Africa simply pretending that rape isn't a rampant problem there.
    smittyanthrax
    I love billy but he comes across more bitter than crazy in my opinion.