DAVE MUSTAINE Wants ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, EXODUS For European GIGANTOUR

MEGADETH fan site Rattlehead HQ has uploaded a transcript of the online chat with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, whick took place in the Gigantour Chat Room yesterday (Sunday, October). A couple of excerpts follow:

On potential European/U.K. Gigantour:

"I talked to my agent yesterday in the U.K., and unless after the parting of ways between my former manager and I affect our relationship, I see no reason to question this fantastic agent's ability to bring us to you. We talked about possibly April and then again later for festival. Gigantour Euro/U.K. will be probably five bands and small venues to build our fan base. . . I told my agent I wanted Gigantour U.K./Euro to be MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and someone else."

On whether the band's cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Out on the Tiles" will be the Japanese bonus track on the group's upcoming CD, "United Abominations":

"It depends on how the record finishes. It could be the best song. I think it rocks!"

On his chemistry with new MEGADETH bassist James Lomenzo (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION):

"Two nights ago I was finally able to let go of David Ellefson. I had always compared everyone to him that followed him, but two nights ago, I realized that James is my new soulmate on bass guitar. I absolutely stand by him as my new best buddie!"

On how this Gigantour compares to the last one:

"There have been some of the same challenges, and some new ones, but the fans have been the best and the bands all get along great!!!"

On whether he ever thought that Gigantour would be such a blast:

"I had hope, and I am talking to my agent Mike Dewdney in the U.K. a bit about bringing Gigantour to Europe and the U.K. in April when the new record is released, and I want to talk to some of the bands from Clash of the Titans to do it with me."

On whether his wife and kids join him when he tours:

"They are all coming to Australia. We fortunately have reconciled and I love my family."

Read the entire transcript at this location.

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