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    Sirius chopped this interview up so it's annoying to find it all, but he looks so skinny. :\ This more recent article says he's recording, so hopefully that means he's on the proverbial mend.

    https://www.altpress.com/news/dave-m...egadeth-album/


    #2
    Good to see his sense of humor is going strong. Sucks we’re at that age where we’re losing so many. Hopefully Dave sticks around for a long time to come.
    Last edited by Iron1; 03-05-2021, 01:52 AM.
    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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      #3
      I guess he didn't lose his hair from chemo, though?



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        #4
        Did you read his new book yet? I haven't yet, but it's on the list. https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780306846021

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          #5
          Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
          Did you read his new book yet? I haven't yet, but it's on the list. https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780306846021
          No, definitely will though. I'm in the middle of a Sanderson book then I have Iron Mike's book in the on deck circle.

          I loved Mustaine's last one. Had no idea that he single handedly invented metal, kung-fu, the spork, taco tuesday and breast implants. It was super entertaining if not, uh, entirely truthful.

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            #6
            Is it better than Kurt Brecht’s 30 Day Diarrhea Diet Plan? He gave me a copy at a DRI show one night - dude was so crazy he made Mike Muir seem sane.
            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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              #7
              Originally posted by Chris View Post

              No, definitely will though. I'm in the middle of a Sanderson book then I have Iron Mike's book in the on deck circle.

              I loved Mustaine's last one. Had no idea that he single handedly invented metal, kung-fu, the spork, taco tuesday and breast implants. It was super entertaining if not, uh, entirely truthful.
              I hear Rex Brown's book is the same way

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                #8
                Originally posted by Chris View Post

                No, definitely will though. I'm in the middle of a Sanderson book then I have Iron Mike's book in the on deck circle.

                I loved Mustaine's last one. Had no idea that he single handedly invented metal, kung-fu, the spork, taco tuesday and breast implants. It was super entertaining if not, uh, entirely truthful.
                I like his book, although it does often sink into Dave Mustaine style pettiness. Hopefully this one isn't as petty.

                I'm assuming he's been on the mend for a while now. He looked good in the Gibson pictures.

                Also between the cancer and Nick Mensa dying he appeared to have a brief moment of lucidity and tried to make as much piece with world as one could reasonably expect Dave Mustaine to.

                But then he sort of abruptly unmade his piece with the world in a spate of some of the pettiest, saddest, most embarrassing interviews he has ever done. So I'm assuming that means he is better.

                https://www.kerrang.com/features/meg...but-they-dont/

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Chris View Post
                  I guess he didn't lose his hair from chemo, though?
                  Wig.

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                    #10
                    Good to see him in good spirits. I lost my older brother to Cancer in May of 2000 (he was 27). Cancer sucks ass. Hope he gets through this and beats it.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Leon View Post

                      I hear Rex Brown's book is the same way
                      Oh, it is. It’s 300 pages of how insanely talented he is. Rex Brown also claims that he can kick anyone’s ass, so if Dave invented Kung Fu then a fight between Dave and Rex would be an awesome thing to observe. 😄

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                        #12
                        Dave is badass, he is a resilient and very driven guy. I wish him nothing but the best, wish him health so he can make more music and enjoy life in general, he deserves it.

                        long live Mustaine!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
                          But then he sort of abruptly unmade his piece with the world in a spate of some of the pettiest, saddest, most embarrassing interviews he has ever done. So I'm assuming that means he is better.

                          https://www.kerrang.com/features/meg...but-they-dont/
                          This is pretty much every conversation with him ever. In fact, it's no different than my personal conversations with him, just with fewer repetitions of the word "fuck" and less heroin.

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                            #14
                            Fuck, man. I've not been a massive fan of later Megadeth's work, but I really like Dave. He's been through a ton of shit, and now cancer.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Mike View Post

                              This is pretty much every conversation with him ever. In fact, it's no different than my personal conversations with him, just with fewer repetitions of the word "fuck" and less heroin.
                              I hope at some point in his life he can reconcile and put the whole Metallica thing behind him. It's just really fucking weird and sad and awkwardly unhealthy. I thought the cancer thing would be sobering, and it looks like it briefly was, but then he did a bunch of new interviews that were pettier than ever. Dude's a massively admired musician in his own right, and there are loads and loads of people currently playing metal who consider Megadeth more influential to them personally and all he can fixate on is not being as commercially successful as Metallica, in spite of the fact Megadeth is still extremely successful and he's worshipped by many. It just makes him look weirdly ungrateful. Apparently he also thinks the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an honor.......

                              I remember seeing the occasional Ron Mcgovney interview and they always ask him, "Do you ever regret how things turned out?" and he always gives an answer like, "Not at all, it was fun while it lasted but I have a great life, my kids are the most important to me".

                              Dave Mustaine, on the other hand, named his kids Justis and Elektra. One Metallica reference might be coincidental, but fuck man, did he name his kids bitterly staring at a Metallica album?



                              It's really weird that the guy who is obsessed with not being in Metallica's shadow is also the only one constantly bringing it up. At this point if you say the name "Dave Mustaine" to most people, no one is going to answer, "That was the dude that was once in Metallica, right?". Like, dude has his own great dedicated fans and his own legacy completely unrelated to the fact he once happened to be in Metallica for a brief period of time, it's really offputting he can't be more grateful for that.

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                                #16
                                Garrett, I agree that Mustaine's fixation on Metallica is really bizarre at this point in his life. It was clearly a traumatic event at the time that was handled poorly and hurt him deeply, but in the end he was a beneficiary since he had success in his own band under his own terms.

                                He bitches about not getting invited to the RRHOF ceremony. Considering he never appeared on a commercially released Metallica album (apart from a retrospective demo release), it's debatable whether he should have been inducted at all when musicians who participated more significantly in other HOF bands were not inducted. Peter Banks of Yes (who was a personal friend of mine...making me rather bitter about the HOF) is a good example, as is Nick Simper of Deep Purple. Bob Welch recorded FIVE ALBUMS with Fleetwood Mac and was left out. Mustaine has nothing to complain about, assuming the RRHOG is worth bothering with generally.

                                Some Kind of Monster seems to have had the effect of making interviewers bring up the subject a lot. I don't recall that as much before. First of all, he should have declined to appear in the documentary. Second, he should just shrug it off and say it's ancient history.

                                It's kind of a mixed bag. If Mustaine was more easygoing, we'd never have the classic albums he made back in the day. Metallica's "attitude" always had a little bit of a poser feel to it. Mustaine's musical mix of anger, paranoia and twistedness is clearly a reflection of who he really is.
                                Last edited by jacksonplayer; 03-05-2021, 03:51 PM.

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                                  #17
                                  I think everyone breathed a sigh of relief that the new Gibson signature models didn't include a white explorer.

                                  That widely mocked Dean Dave Mustaine "Elephant in the Room" signature model was one of the most awkward signature models of all time.



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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Leon View Post

                                    I hear Rex Brown's book is the same way
                                    Eh....I read both and didn’t feel like calling Mustaine a fucking asshole when I was done reading his. Rex on the other hand left me thinking the dude is a straight up asshole with zero personal accountability who was all too happy to paint everyone around him in a bad light. It was like talking to someone who blames everyone else in their life for the bad fortunes and never once takes time to think “Am I the asshole?”. I don’t know if it was Mustaine’s drug issues that gave him at least some humility, but his didn’t come off half as bad as Rex’ did.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
                                      I think everyone breathed a sigh of relief that the new Gibson signature models didn't include a white explorer.

                                      That widely mocked Dean Dave Mustaine "Elephant in the Room" signature model was one of the most awkward signature models of all time.


                                      Oh sure, let’s just slap whatever on something closely resembling an explorer shape and call it an “Explorer”. Ibanez RG’s with a pickguard can now be called Strats, singlecuts with flat tops will all be Telecasters, singlecuts with carved tops will all be Les Pauls.

                                      (Just busting balls because this is pretty much what you said to me when I called the Solar E-type an Explorer )

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post

                                        Oh sure, let’s just slap whatever on something closely resembling an explorer shape and call it an “Explorer”. Ibanez RG’s with a pickguard can now be called Strats, singlecuts with flat tops will all be Telecasters, singlecuts with carved tops will all be Les Pauls.

                                        (Just busting balls because this is pretty much what you said to me when I called the Solar E-type an Explorer )
                                        That definitely sounds like something I would say.

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                                          #21
                                          My dad had esophageal cancer back in the 90’s that almost took him out, he was losing weight for a while after the chemo and surgery to remove it. Granted, he had to pretty much live off a liquid diet while his esophagus was repairing itself, so that surely didn’t help speed things along. All in all, it was a good 2 year period before he started gaining weight back.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post

                                            That definitely sounds like something I would say.
                                            I just didn’t write 4 paragraphs with numerous analogies.

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