Dave Mustaine has responded to criticism of his claim that President Obama "staged" the recent spate of gun massacres across America.
One critic was a victim of the Batman shooting, who said it was "absurd" and says Mustaine probably just wants attention.
He made the comments during a Megadeth show in Singapore this week:
"My president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders I don't know where I'm going to live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."
Mustaine has gone on to clarify his comments on Infowars, a notoriously speculative radio station which discusses conspiracy theories (via Classic Rock):
"In the heat of the moment, when you're on stage and you're talking, sometimes you're not as eloquent as you'd like to be.
"We really need to investigate that, and we need to have the attorney general release the documents and find out who's responsible. People died, and the democratic process is, Let's investigate this.'" Mustaine fails to acknowledge the ongoing police investigations.
He might not take the shocking comments back, but he knows it ruffled a few feathers. "I've always been controversial," he said in a bid to excuse himself. "I'm a political songwriter. This wasn't done to hurt any of my fellow countrymen. I think it's something we really need to look into."
Meanwhile, GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus added his usual response to Mustaine's outlandish statements on Twitter:
I don't need to berate Dave Mustaine to make him look like an asshole. He does fine just by opening his mouth.
Oderus Urungus (@TheRealOderus) August 16, 2012
Watch Mustaine try to explain his comments on Infowars here: