Tag Archives: Megadeth

Guitarist Rusty Cooley says he turned down Megadeth ’cause he didn’t want to play other people’s solos!!

During a podcast interview, virtuoso guitarist, Rusty Cooley says he was approached by Megadeth to join the band to take over Chris Broderick’s place as lead guitarist. Rusty explains he got the call from Dave Mustaine’s management team and then he and Dave chatted through e-mail about joining the band. Rusty thought about it and debated about joining the band but then he started to have second thoughts. Rusty changed his mind and admits that Megadeth isn’t for him. The reason? He just didn’t want to spend like 10 to 20 years playing other people’s guitar solos. If Rusty decided to join the band, he would have to spend hours & hours trying to learn the solos note for note from earlier Megadeth songs and he didn’t want to go through all that. Plus, Rusty wanted to keep his own style and do his own thing.

Read more here:

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-23/rusty-cooley-refused-megadeth-offerDur

This is a musician with class and we need more musicians like him. Musicians who are down to earth and has no ego.

Megadeth predictably changes their lineup again for the 20th time, I lost count. Megadeth is a great band and always will be. I respect Dave as a guitar player, singer and songwriter but the constant lineup changes are annoying, though. I’m sure Dave isn’t upset for Rusty turning him down ’cause I’m pretty sure many musicians turned down Megadeth so I would think Dave is pretty used to it.

While Megadeth is a great band, I love their earlier work more, though. Albums like “Killing Is My Business”, “Peace Sells” and “Rust In Peace” are all masterpieces. Love those albums.

I never cared for their latest record, “Super Collider”. I thought it was a pretty bad album. Sometimes that happens with Megadeth. Sometimes they’re good and sometimes they’re not. I don’t understand why Metallica is a huge target of making bad albums when Megadeth had their share of making some bad records too but fans don’t give ’em any flak for it.

Kev

Dave Mustaine admits punching James Hetfield in the mouth was a mistake…

I’m glad to see Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield finally getting along after all these years. Ya know, Dave Mustaine could have been a longtime member of Metallica if Dave didn’t mess up and we wouldn’t have gotten Megadeth. I’m a huge fan of both bands. Megadeth and Metallica are both amazing bands. Hopefully their relationship together stays this way. No more feuds. No more drama.

Now that Megadeth and Metallica have finally played concerts together, hopefully Dave and James would do some kind of collaboration in the studio together. That’s long overdue too. I would like a super group with Megadeth and Metallica members… wouldn’t it be awesome to see them do an album together? If Metallica can collaborate with Lou Reed, then why not do an album with Dave Mustaine??? Bring it on, boys! We’re waiting for it!

Dave Mustaine really loves Metallica, you can tell that he does.

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-shouldnt-have-punched-james-hetfield-in-mouth/

Kev

Cool Video: Dave Mustaine was only quoting what Larry Pratt said at the Singapore concert…

Well that was fast! Dave Mustaine called up the Alex Jones show to clarify what he said at the Megadeth, Singapore concert. Dave said he was only quoting what Larry Pratt said when he blamed Obama on the shootings. Larry Pratt did an interview with Alex Jones way before Dave Mustaine said it, and Larry said pretty much the same thing.

I still support Megadeth ’cause I am a fan of their music. I dig their stuff, plus Dave is an excellent songwriter and guitar player. Larry Pratt was the first one to blame Obama and the government for shootings, how come nobody’s hating on him? Alex is right on the money!

Kev

Thought: Dave Mustaine maybe a little out of line about Obama, but he had the right to say it…

I am anti-Obama myself, but I wouldn’t blame him for “Operation: Fast and Furious”, the Aurora and Sikh Temple shootings. While Dave Mustaine, front man of Megadeth maybe a little out of line, but he did have the right to say it if he wanted to.

While performing at a show in Singapore, a fan threw a shoe at Mustaine on stage, and Dave joked around with the crowd for a little after. Later on, he went on talking politics like usual and said a controversial comment that caused a firestorm on the internet today. Dave is no stranger to controversial political comments, as the guy had said much worse stuff than this in the past before.

I disagree with Dave for blaming Obama, but he is entitled to his own views.

I mean, if I remember correctly, most everyone blamed President W. Bush for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Everyone thought blaming Bush was okay. Everyone came to an agreement that 9/11 was Bush’s fault. Where’s the backlash in that? Think about it, right? Yet, everyone thinks what Dave said was offensive, calling him a delusional whack job and all that stuff. All these shootings are politics related in some way. So someone out there will blame Obama for these shootings. If Dave didn’t said anything, then who would? Every time something tragic and awful happens like a terrorist attack or a shooting rampage somewhere, someone is going to come out and blame a politician, sooner or later. It happens.

So to those who think that what Dave said was offensive, stop being a hypocrite. Again, I’m not agreeing with Dave. I think he’s wrong, and not defending him, I’m only defending Freedom of Speech like I usually do.

Kev

Report: Megadeth heckled off the stage at Croatia Metalfest…

I thought this was pretty interesting so I had to post it here. Here is Megadeth performing at Croatia Metalfest, but they were forced off the stage ’cause they were getting heckled pretty badly by the crowd. The heckling got so out of hand, that the crowd were throwing rocks at Megadeth and other things. What were they mad about? Well, they blame it on Dave that the band, Wasp, refuses to play that night, because of an argument. It’s just a rumor that Megadeth wasn’t getting along with Wasp, and that’s what the crowd was pissed at Megadeth about.

While pretty much the whole crowd were hating on Megadeth… sticking up their middle fingers throughout their whole set, chanting, “We Want Wasp”, booing, and throwing things… Megadeth still had some supporters in the audience. How you can tell that Megadeth still had supporters in the audience? They were holding up devil horns with their fingers, chanting, “Megadeth”, and just dancing/singing along with their music.

In my opinion, this crowd are a bunch of assholes and being disrespectful to Megadeth. Sounded like Megadeth was putting on a rocking performance like they usually do, and the crowd was just being rude. So those pricks, deserve to get their show cut. I like Wasp too, don’t get me wrong, they were a good 80’s hair metal band. Hopefully this isn’t a new feud with Megadeth. Dave feuded with enough bands in the past. I’m sure Dave Mustaine himself, will speak out on this soon. I’m looking forward to hearing his thoughts. He always have interesting things to say.

See the article and video, here.

Kev

Brock calls out this Megadeth facebook fanpage that does guitar giveaways…

There is this Megadeth facebook fanpage floating around, and it’s getting popularity pretty fast. How? The site claims it does guitar giveaways.

It’ll show a picture of the guitar this page is giving away and then it’ll ask you to like it, and share it, you’ve entered the contest. It’s giving away all kinds of expensive musical equipment, not just guitars.

Check it out, here.

WARNING!!!!!!!! DO NOT TRUST IT!!!!

The page is stepping way over the legal line. The contests aren’t legit. Those pics of those guitars and other musical equipment they are claiming to give away, they stole those pics from other instrument websites, just random google photos.

For example that Gibson Les Paul 1969 custom pic was stolen from this site, here.

The page says it isn’t official, but there are tons of copyright infringement stuff on there, with the Megadeth band name and the RoadRunnerRecords name. Plus, the site is disrespecting the band Megadeth, itself.

A lot of people fell for that site, and thinking the giveaways are real, but they pick you as a winner and if they ask you for your address, you’ve made a huge mistake there. Don’t give out your address to people you don’t know.

That page is getting popular and it should be taken off of facebook. The band, Megadeth, themselves haven’t picked up on that page yet, but I’m sure it will get to their attention soon. The owner behind that page, should get a “cease and desist” letter by the Megadeth attorney. I hope they do.

Just kind of proves my point that people don’t use facebook carefully. People are NOT smart using facebook. I almost fell for the giveaways myself, but then I immediately realized that site is out to fool people. Even if you get picked as a winner, you won’t get anything delivered at your home, I’m sure.

Don’t like that page.

Kev

Report: Dave Mustaine is Santorum 2012 too? It appears so!!!

Dave Mustaine, the Megadeth frontman, just had an interview with MusicRadar website, and he just gave his opinion on today’s Election going on right now. He gave his thoughts on each Republican candidate running for President. It seems that Mustaine likes Rick Santorum more than the other three, and that’s who Mustaine hopes to be in the White House.

Read the full interview, here.

Very cool! It’s great to see Mustaine is on Team Santorum 2012!

Kev