DAVE MUSTAINE: 'We Are All On A Euphoric Ride That Has Never, Ever Been This Good'

MEGADETH took time out yesterday (Tuesday, August 17) to visit patients in the bone marrow transplant and leukemia treatment ward at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The band signed autographs and took photos with the patients during their stop in Cleveland on the "American Carnage" tour.

Watch a short video clip below from outside the clinic with Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and Domonic Rini of "Maximum Threshold" radio.

In other news, Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on MEGADETH's MySpace page:

"I wanted to check in and say that we have been having a great week, and the tour this leg is the best ever.

"I love my band and crew, and I am having a blast hanging with all of the other bands [SLAYER and TESTAMENT]. We are even talking about some cool surprises down the road if time permits and we can get together with each other during the day. And we have been having some very busy days.

"David, Chris, and I went to the Cleveland Clinic today to the cancer and leukemia ward to visit the patients there, and I just got back and wanted to tell you how much I love you all.

"I remember three nights ago [SLAYER guitarist Kerry King] came into my dressing room and joked, 'I have to see it for myself that Mustaine is in the building after the show!' I thought that was so funny and we hung out for a while with all of the many, many celebrities and guests that have been coming out to this tour.

"Speaking of people coming out, New York City was a really great show and some of the heavyweights backstage were Eddie Trunk and Jose Mangin, two mighty rulers of the city's airwaves and close friends of mine, as well as many, many friends of David Ellefson's. The question that was most often repeated was, 'What's it been like having David (or to him being back) in MEGADETH.' And the answer was, 'It's the best it has ever been.' The answer for all four of us is that we are all on a euphoric ride that has never, ever been this good.

"Sure, when I say it, some will naturally scoff. But when my partners for the last several years all say the same, that this is the very best it has ever been, it stands to reason that I ain't bragging.

"I can't believe what happened last week, due to your loyalty. The pure fact that I am now a New York Times best-selling author is a blast, and I want to thank everyone who has gotten 'Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir' and helped make it a best seller everywhere.

"I love you all for your continued support, and want to thank every single person here, and every member of our MEGADETH fan club, especially all of the fans that are returning. You are the ones that we have missed the most. I say that because we have all been having so much fun reliving our 'glory days' of the '80s that you all lived with me, and the fact that they just aren't ending. We are still having just as much fun today as we did twenty years ago. So, please, PLEASE come back and have fun with us one last time like it was the 'Clash Of The Titans' tour all over again, because it really is almost just like it was back in the day.

"I look forward to our brothers in ANTHRAX joining us soon!

"In closing, thank you to everyone and I hope we can continue to rock you for many more years to come!"

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