I’m seeing a lot of people bashing and hating Dave Mustaine for this. Calling him all kinds of nasty names like diva, asshole, egomaniac, etc. blah blah blah, you get the deal…
…. but to be honest, I’m on Dave’s side with this move. I think what he did here was pretty fair and he was in the right.
I mean… think about it right. How would you feel if you had a band playing a festival and then some other band sound checking interrupting your performance? You would feel pretty pissed too would ya?
On top of that, the reason Dave stopped the show and waited for the other band to stop soundchecking is ’cause Megadeth is very complex and challenging music to play. With the music Megadeth plays requires focus and concentration. It would be distracting to play a song while another band playing… it could cause Megadeth to mess up guitar parts, it would be hard to hear yourself sing, etc. You see what I mean? I can’t blame Dave for being pissed and kudos for him for having the balls to call them out. They travelled all the way there, rehearsed hard for the show and did all that hard work so they don’t deserve to get interrupted like that.
So with all said and done, I’m siding with Dave on this one. As far as Dave’s temper and language goes, that’s just Dave. Just Dave being Dave. He’s a metal guy, of course, he’s gonna have that type of personality ’cause that’s how a lot of metal dudes are, ya know? He’s always been the same Dave since the 80’s.
And I can’t wait for the new Megadeth album, by the way.