DAVE MUSTAINE On The Rebuilding Of MEGADETH - Part 2

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:

"Now, we are nearing the start of the second world tour with the Drovers [Shawn (drums) and [Glen (guitar)] and some of the dates and places and people may be mixed up here, so please forgive me or dont!

"But we still have no new record.

"Fortunately, this tour would end up with us touring with more of the bands that we have grown up with and loved than we would ever imagine, the discovery of terrible mistakes with hiring people, changing management for a real cohesive manager for a real long time, the unbelievable physical rigors of this last tour at the end (everyone got sick even [guitarist] Chris Broderick — who is healthy and strong as a horse), a record — that for the most part was received positively worldwide — that would give me back a 'band' mentality with three other guys, the ensuing and serious housecleaning 'again,' and the replacement of another member.

"I have never been on the other side of a musician leaving MEGADETH without being turned into the bad guy, and this was one that even surprised me, but we made a great record and went right back out into touring with Chris, and thank god he was as good as he was, because we just kept going almost as if things hadn't been turned completely inside out. But that is getting way ahead of myself. And Glen and I are still friends too, so to the haters, I guess a big 'whoops' would be in order. I doubt they would admit they were wrong and there was a possibility of a guitarist parting and still being friends after playing and leaving MEGADETH.

"James Lomenzo's [bass] first show with us was in Dubai. We played with our friends in TESTAMENT, and some other bands that were also impressive to someone, I guess. However, we didn't get to see SAXON, which we all wanted to do, but because of their song 'The Crusader' or 'Crusader', I am not sure, got them banned at the concert (I think they are banned in Dubai — in general, actually).

"FINALLY we start the tour with HEAVEN AND HELL. My manager and agent (who was the agent for DOWN and HEAVEN AND HELL also) were there for the big start of the the tour.

"And everything else doesn't matter for the last six months of hell in the studio … and the planes and … and the busses … and the hotels … and the sperm-covered bedspreads and couches in all the hotels and dressing rooms. We are ready to go, until I see the day sheet and the running times.

"Now I am pissed."


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