I know, the year isn't over yet and more than likely, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will say something that will cause the entire blogosphere to errupt, but we figure not even Dave can top these gems. Since 2012 was an election year, Mustaine was fired up and spoke his mind on stage and to the press on several occasion. Below are what we feel his top 10 moments.
"I don't wanna play with any Satanic bands"
It is kinda funny how I was introduced to satanism and witchcraft through Megadeth's music. How things have changed. Now Mustaine refuses to share the same stage with satanic bands. Mustaine stated "When I got ‘saved,’ I told my agent, ‘You know what?! I have to kind of take this slow, because my arms hurt and I don’t know if I’m ever gonna play again [after my arm injury]. If I do play, there's certain things I kind of wanna veer away from.' I don't wanna play with any Satanic bands. I'll play with bands that have darkness in them, because we all have a little darkness in us or we wouldn’t be human. But guys that are confessed Satanists, I don't really have time for that…I can control my emotions, because I know it's not the sinners, it's the sin. It's like that whole thing about me being against gay marriage. I have the same position that Hillary Clinton and Obama have towards the gays. Look it up. I'm a Christian, I'm a heterosexual man. It's like me worrying about cat owners. I don't like cats. I don't have anything against them, but I don't want one. I know that’s a really crazy connection…I'm a born-again Christian, but I don’t push that on anybody. I had to tell the guy in Seattle, 'I'm a Christian. Stop asking me these questions, dude. Gay stuff is not part of my life.'"
"if we got together and played, I imagine it would be really cool"
Remember when Mustaine was thinking he was practically back in Metallica? The last couple years have been good for Metallica and Mustaine. They toured together, Metallica invited Mustaine to the Hall of Fame induction, and even had Mustaine perform at the band's 30th anniversary gig. Mustaine began talking about forming a super group before James Hetfield shot it down with "Dave must be smoking something."
Mustaine stated about it all "Yeah, that was just me talking. I don't think [James and Lars are] interested in doing that. It would be cool, and I've mentioned it to them before. I just think that they're so busy that they don't have time to do something like that. Don't kid yourself, if we got together and played, I imagine it would be really cool. It wouldn't be anything like Megadeth, of course, and it wouldn't be anything like Metallica. But we'll see what happens. Maybe with enough people asking them, they’ll buckle."
"Well, it turns out that all of my friends were praying for me and when the lights went out the audience went off!"
Mustaine was feeling ill and claims he was pissing blood before a show with Slayer. According to Dave, he was saved by the power of prayer and managed to perform six songs for the crowd thanks to God. What he fails to mention is Megadeth had to play six songs per the contract with the promoter or the band wouldn't get paid. That didn't stop Dave from stating the following day "Well, it turns out that all of my friends were praying for me and when the lights went out the audience went off! I ended up playing all six songs after all, and I truly believe it was the prayer that got that stone out of me."
"It's time for our fucking revolution."
Earlier this month at a Megadeth concert in Salt lake City, Dave began rambling on about the national debt. Yes, it is a huge problem for this nation but Mustaine seems to believe tea Partiers thinking that "but that this guy [president Obama] has borrowed more money than since George Washington to George W." Politifact states that Obama has actually borrowed less money than any president since Eisenhower. But that didn't stop Mustaine from continuing with "It's time for our fucking revolution."
"Back in my country, my president, he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders
Dude, our president must be a total fucking asshole. Mustaine stated this while on stage again discussing gun control and the president. He was referring to Fast and Furious and the recent Aurora, CO movie theater massacre. The problem is, Obama has actually relaxed gun laws, even on assault weapons. That didn't stop Mustaine from saying "Back in my country, my president [makes puking sign with his finger in his mouth], he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border; Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there; and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
"I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America"
Mustaine said this on stage at a concert in Singapore. He later retracted and said it was just fodder to say how beautiful Singapore is. Not sure why he didn't just say how beautiful a place it is in the first place instead of "I was talking to J.D., our promoter here tonight... What a great guy. I was saying, 'I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America. And he said, 'Move down here to Singapore.'"
"I have a lot of questions about him, but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else [other] than America."
Mustaine was a guest on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and the topic of Obama came up leading Mustaine to the Obama birther issue. Mustaine stated "I have a lot of questions about him, but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else [other] than America."
"Well, since I'm not gay, the answer to that would be no."
While being questioned on the radio about a states recent approval of gay marriage, Dave Mustaine finally made it official that he isn't for gay marriage when he stated "Well, since I'm not gay, the answer to that would be no." Dave was then questioned if he would support legislation to make marriage between a man and another man legal. He replied, "I'm Christian. The answer to that would be no."
"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."
It seemed like an endorsement to me. Although Dave later made a statement that he was not endorsing anyone for president, he still made it pretty clear he hoped Rick Santorum, the racist, sexist, anti-gay nominee would be the next president. Dave stated ""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. Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney… 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."
"They're taking God out of the schools to dumb us down."
I love this quote. I always thought the smarter someone is, the more questions they ask without relying on faith, the less they believe in religion. There aren't many top academic scientists that run around praying. According to Mustaine, it is a conspiracy to ruin our educational system and to dumb us down. "It's pretty clear that they're taking prayer out of school. It's been happening for a very long time. The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it. I collect books and I have some really, really old schoolbooks, and God is mentioned on every single page. They're taking God out of the schools to dumb us down."