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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

Why Metallica needs the respect they deserve…

Seems like Metallica is America’s most hated band. They have a lot of haters, especially on the internet. There are many reasons why people hate Metallica. Basically, all the hate toward Metallica began when Lars Ulrich, threatened to sue Napster back in the day. Also the Metallica hate never stopped when they changed their style of music for the albums, “Load”, “Re-load”, and, “St. Anger”.

When they released their latest album, “Death Magnetic”, a few years ago, Metallica tried their best to give what the fans wanted all along. Thrash metal. That’s exactly what the band did, they gave us the return of thrash/speed metal for “Death Magnetic”. Most people are happy with the album, but of course, some aren’t. A lot of people complain, “Death Magnetic”, for a few reasons. They all say they can’t hear Rob Trujillo’s bass playing and they accused the album of being, “clipped”, in Pro Tools.

Metallica, then did the Big 4 shows with Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth, to help keep the metal fanbase going. Of course, I’m sure Metallica is being hated on for that as well. I’m sure they’re being accused of being ego’s, attention whores or they’re just doing Big 4 shows for the money alone, but I disagree with all those.

Next here comes the Lou Reed & Metallica project which they will release an album together called, “LuLu”. A lot of people say this is the worst collaboration in the history of music. Why? Because it’s Metallica. Like I said before, people call them bad guys at almost everything they want to do.

Metallica needs to be respected. Love ’em or hate ’em, they are the kings of metal, period. You may like your other metal bands (like Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ac/Dc, etc.), but they are not in Metallica’s league. Metallica is pretty much the only metal band who is capable enough of writing memorable songs that are catchy and they can’t leave your head. Metallica is this generation of the Beatles, if you know what I mean by that. They had too many singles that you still hear on the radio today. How many other metal bands get their songs played on the radio? Not too many. Yes, I’m sure other metal bands have got their songs played on the radio many times before, Metallica are the kings of radio.

There are Metallica fans that would only support them for their earlier music in the 80’s they did with Cliff Burton and not like their new music. There are also Metallica fans who would like everything they do (like myself).

Here is a short list of why Metallica needs to be respected.

  • They had a legendary career – They toured with just about every metal band you can think of. They’ve been on the top of the Billboard charts for a lot of their stuff. Their career is so historic and they are special in a lot of ways. Did any other band had a legendary career like they did? Well the only bands that can almost top them are Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth, which is the whole point of the Big 4 shows. 4 Bands who had a similar legacy get together on a tour, but Metallica are still the kings.
  • They are passionate about music – It’s not about the money and fame for them at all. They continue at it, because they enjoy it. You can tell too by the way they play on stage. They show that music is in their blood and they love what they do.
  • They are not afraid to go different directions – If people are upset about their different styles of music they do every album. If people are pissed off that they stayed away from thrash/speed, tough shit. They are a band. No band wants to play the same type of music all the time. They need to switch it up every once in a while like all bands do.
  • They tour constantly with no days off – They tour around the world and the United States pretty heavily. Being away from their families for long periods of time, that’s a lot of guts. Can you do that?
  • They’re nice guys – I don’t see any ego problems at all. To me they seem nice and professional. They don’t do interviews that much, but I enjoy how they give interviews in the press. Plus, the boys in Metallica are very good with their fans. They are willing to do meet & greets, do autographs and take photos with them. Not many bands do that.
  • They’re talented songwriters – No matter the genre of music they decide to do, they’re always capable of writing catchy songs that never leave your head. Even if you don’t like, “Load”, “Re-load” and, “St. Anger”, you still gotta hand it to ’em. There are still good songs on those three albums. Again, they are great at making anthems better than any other band that you can sing along to them at their concerts.
  • They respect other talent – No, the boys in Metallica do not think they are better than other bands. If you read their interviews, they like other music and they support other bands, greatly. They are willing to tour and collaborate with other bands. They have been doing that stuff for years. They are friends with other bands too like all the bands on the Big 4 lineup for example.
I have seen Metallica live in concert for their, “Death Magnetic” tour, and it was a huge honor for me to see a band that I always wanted to see. I’ll never forget that night. They are the best live performers too.
I will always support Metallica. No matter what they do, they got my back. I look forward to the Lou Reed album, “LuLu”, hope they release a song soon.
Kev

 

Big 4 show tonight at Yankee Stadium, will Lou Reed make an appearance tonight during the Metallica set???

Well, the huge Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium is tonight. The same bands on the lineup that includes: Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica are all playing tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Will Metallica surprise all of us by inviting Lou Reed to jam with them on a few songs? Will Metallica and Lou Reed play a few songs from their upcoming album, “Lulu” tonight, or even the full album in it’s entirety on stage? Wouldn’t surprise me if that happens.

I’ll be on the lookout for youtube videos of this concert  tomorrow, you’ll know they’ll be all over youtube sooner or later.

Kev

Report: Dave Mustaine wants to reunite with Metallica for a supergroup collaboration but James Hetfield is not down with it…

Now that the Metallica and Megadeth feud is over, hatchets buried, people are expecting the two bands to work a lot more musically in the future. When they get done with the Big 4 shows for good, what does Dave wants to do next? He is hoping to form a Metallica/Megadeth supergroup collaboration that will include members: Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Even though most of the band members agreed with the project, the only guy who didn’t want in was James Hetflied. James is not all for the project, he doesn’t want to do it. Even though James doesn’t want to do the project, Dave said he’s going to keep begging him until he says, “Yes”.

More on it, here.

Well, I’m sure the Metallica haters will accuse Dave of being desperate. I’m sure they will accuse this of not being a supergroup but being the original members of Metallica. I’m sure they will accuse the guys in Metallica of firing Dave again and the feud will start back up. Blah blah blah blah… I disagree with all of it.

You see. The feud is all over and done with. They’re all good and cool. Dave and James get along fine like brothers. I don’t think they will fight ever again.

I can see why James wouldn’t want to do it though, because Metallica is about to release a new album with Lou Reed and they don’t want this Megadeth/Metallica group to overshadow Metallica’s new album. This project won’t happen right away, but maybe down the road whenever James have a change of heart with it?

I think this is a cool idea. I don’t think Metallica will start shit with Dave ever again. 30 years ago, the guys in Metallica were drunks and they were very much trouble makers themselves. The guys in Metallica are not like that anymore. They’ve grown up and acting more mature now. Best of all, both Megadeth and Metallica got clean with alcohol and drugs. All that drama years ago, alcohol and drugs were part of the blame.

Dave deserves another chance with Metallica, guys. Give him a break. It’s about rebuilding friendships and re-filling the history with Metallica that Dave never had. Megadeth and Metallica will probably join forces someday, but under a different band name, probably. I hope the project happens, someday and I’m all for it!

Kev

DVD Review: “The Big 4”

So I finally bought the “Big 4” live music DVD. The history making concert in Sofia, Bulgaria with 4 iconic metal bands all in one show. They are: Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica. Here is a brief review of the DVD.

I thought all 4 performances were just amazing of course. All 4 bands played amazingly tight. Honestly, I never really listened to Anthrax that much before, and after hearing them on this DVD makes me want to buy more of their music, only the stuff with Joey Belladonna as the vocalist ’cause he is an awesome singer.

I love Slayer and knew most of their songs they played on this DVD. The same with Megadeth and Metallica. Some people don’t see it in me, but I’m a metalhead. I love the genre. I’ve been listening to metal for years, ever since the 80’s hair metal days.

The sound and the picture on the DVD is just mind blowing. The music on the DVD is loud. So if you have a home theater surround sound system, the drums might blow your subwoofer if you turn it up so loud, lol.

Another thing that’s cool, is that the DVD has a 49 minute documentary, giving you a behind the scenes look of that whole concert. The documentary shows all the bands traveling to that venue and arriving there. It shows the setup of the concert, meeting fans backstage and all that stuff. It also shows private conversations with the bands in the dressing rooms.

The thing that amazed me the most is the friendship between Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich. Remember, those two guys used to be enemies for years. It was Lars who fired Dave from Metallica 30 years ago. Now they are on the DVD acting like they are brothers or best friends or something. I’ll admit it almost brought a tear to my eye.

I’m just so happy that the feud between Metallica and Megadeth is finally over. Dave Mustaine looks very happy about it too. This was good of Dave to do, bury the hatchet. You can’t hold negative grudges forever. You gotta patch it up sometime. It’s called forgiving and forget. That’s what Metallica did. They finally forgave Dave for his troubles. Now Metallica and Megadeth are finally touring after so many years.

This was supposed to happen a long time ago. Metallica and Megadeth sharing the stage. Now it’s finally happening. Now the Big 4 show is set for a few US shows with them being booked for Yankee Statium in NYC. Oh man, I would love to go to the Yankee Stadium show, ’cause that would be fucking badass!

Now that Metallica and Megadeth finally buried the hatchet, lets hope for a supergroup collaboration. Maybe both Metallica and Megadeth can do an album together under a different band name, ’cause that would be a pretty cool side project for them. I’m pretty sure Dave Mustaine, Lars, James, and Kirk would plan a studio project together in the future. Maybe even Dave would let some of the boys in Metallica play on a song for the new Megadeth album, who knows. All of this is possible now they are friends again.

This is a must buy for all metalheads out there. So do yourself a favor and get it. I don’t buy music DVD’s too much but only the ones I’m interested in.

Kev

Report: “The Big Four” to play one off show in the United States!!!

“The Big Four” have announced the huge news today, that Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax will play their first show in the United States. Their show will be taken place on Saturday April 23rd, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. If you live in California or near there and want to go, tickets go on sale Friday. Get ’em fast, ’cause this will indeed be a quick sell out. Tickets are $99.00 a pop, VIP are for $199.

Read more here, at Guitar World.

Man, wish I could afford this. If I had all that money, I would certainly travel to see this show. I would love to see it. I’m sure they’ll be video taping this for a DVD too.

Kev

Thought: A Metallica and Megadeth supergroup collaboration needs to happen soon!

Now that the Metallica and Megadeth feud is finally over with, does that mean there is a possible collaboration in the works sometime in the future? I think it might be a possibility that members of Metallica and Megadeth could collaborate on a studio album together in a supergroup, but giving it a different band name.  I can definitely see it happening. Maybe James, Kirk, and Lars can do a side project with Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick and bassist Dave Ellefson with a new studio album with original songs. I can see this supergroup doing a tour together, playing a mix of Metallica and Megadeth hits along with their new originals.

Maybe Metallica and Megadeth will discuss a project together when both bands are done touring.Metallica and Megadeth looked great together on stage at Sonisphere, so I think a supergroup between them would work.

Hey, if it worked for supergroups like Chickenfoot and Them Crooked Vultures, why not Metallica/Megadeth form a supergroup for an album and tour? Again, it’ll probably happen but it definitely won’t happen right away.

Kev