Dave Mustaine has broken his media silence with another awesomely controversial interview, this time with right-wing radio host Alex Jones.
During the 40-minute interview, which you can hear in the player below (via Blabbermouth), Mustaine aired his views on how the USA is becoming a police state, Obama, and how people look up to him as a "father figure".
His rant on Obama appears to be based on a misinterpreted quote where a speech was edited to suggest the President hated small business owners. The audio clip was later found to be made from two separate sound bites and taken out of context, but Mustaine remains outraged:
"I'm disgusted with this guy. He's my president, I respect the office of the presidency, but I think as a person and the things that he says, I've never heard anything this offensive ever come out of the mouth of a president.
"Why hasn't somebody moved to impeach this man? With all of the proof about his birth certificate being fake. And you see the signs in Kenya that say 'the birthplace of Barack Obama.' Hello?! C'mon, guys. How stupid are we right now?"
The conspiracy guns go blazing when he reinterprets the dress Michelle Obama wore during his inauguration, where "she had a black dress on with two red triangles, so she looked like a black widow turned upside down... you just don't wear something like that to some event like that without there being some kind of future message being told." Presumably this means she plans to kill and eat the president after they mate, though evidence of this is yet to be uncovered.
Mustaine moves on to more plausible topics when he discusses the USA becoming like a police state:
"Sometimes our fans that are younger, they look to me as a big brother, or even a father figure, because I really care a lot about them. But I have never been more terrified in my life about what's happening to our country.
"It's amazing how our liberties are being taken away from us. It's like the frog in a pot of boiling water. If it was boiling water when he jumped in, he'd jump back out. But if they slowly turned the temperature up, the frog will stay in there until he boils to death. And that's what's happening to us right here. We don't know what's going on.
"I believe that if we continue on the same path that we're on right now that America will never be the same."
Meanwhile, Megadeth are about to embark on a tour of Asia and will seek to sign a new record contract now their deal with Roadrunner has expired.
Hear the full interview here: