In a recent interview, Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine has thrown his support behind Rick Santorum for President. Why? — Because clearly only the best of the best of the best have the moral fiber needed to suspend a campaign for one day to be at their sick infant daughter’s side. As much as I love Megadeth’s music and have been a fan for years, the inanity of this weird endorsement just kills me.
Mustaine said, “Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable.”
Using that logic, any Tom, Dick or Harry can be President if only he is a good parent. Isn’t that what all good parents do when their children are sick? What kind of douche would tell their kid, “Hey, I’m trying to campaign here! Suck it up!”?
The singer continued, “You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House…and that it’s Rick Santorum.”
Why are heavy metal singers endorsing political candidates publicly?
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David Ellefson has made his way back to Megadeth, after eight years.
In a press release on their official website, the guys announced the bassist’s return to the band he helped found in 1983. (continue reading…)
In the longest running feud in forever, Dave Mustaine has finally shed some light on why he was kicked out of Metallica.
In a new interview, he said that it wasn’t just an issue over his drinking that was to blame for his dismissal. He reveals that James Hetfield kicked his dog! What an ape. (continue reading…)
Activision has put Kurt Cobain in some rather unsightly poses in “Guitar Hero 5″ and he looks pretty silly. Ever thought Kurt would be jamming out to “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi? How about rapping along to Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise”? Kurt was also seen getting up close to sing Megadeth’s “Sweating Bullets”. While all are pretty decent songs, should Kurt’s image be used like this?
The video game makers have really done a number on Kurt and he is probably turning over in his grave as I write this.
We’ve just gotten wind of Megadeth’s new song, “Endgame” and it ROCKS!
Oh Dave, how I’ve missed you. It has the same rockin’ cool riffs that we’ve come to know and love. The song also comes from the upcoming album of the same name, and is due in stores on September 15, 2009.
Check out the song, along with the official track listing for the album, below: (continue reading…)
Megadeth’s producer, Andy Sneap, talks here about the new upcoming Megadeth album, along with the mixing process.
The album, still untitled (?) marks the band’s eleventh studio album to date and is due out sometime in September, 2009.
Dave Mustaine has just updated the band’s officialyesterday with this:
I am so excited to know that in less than 48 hours I am going to be jamming with my band and getting ready to start the next world tour.
Even though this bit is really early, we are doing these four shows with Slayer in the hopes that the rest of the world will sit up and take notice.
Well . . . they have.
I’m happy to say that we are starting to talk about upcoming shows with our old friends, and co-founders of the American metal scene and one of the other Four Horsemen, as well as another show or so with Pals Judas Priest, and only Lucretia knows who will be on this year/next year’s Gigantours. (continue reading…)
If you’re a fan of Megadeth, Slayer, and all things metal, then haul your butt on over to Scott Wharton’s new metal blog,. The name of the blog just happens to be one of my favorite Megadeth songs, so you know I have to creep over there to keep up to date on my metal news.
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