MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:"Well, I am almost completely decompressed from the tour and have been very busy whilst at home. Besides my big buddy Lance Dean coming out here and helping me set up my studio in my home, and Richard Heyer helping me empty out my storage locker, I made a very interesting drive up the coast to meet with my manager and the good folks at BMI. "Lemme clear up the studio bit and the selling of extra gear. I had two storage lockers of all the leftover gear I had once I retired and paid off all the creditors of MEGADETH back in 2002. I did not want anyone, at all, to lose a penny that they had been owed by MEGS, and there were a few people, so I sold off a lot of gear to pay them. Very bad looking on the outside, but you know me by now that I am a man of my word. Any of the gear that was left over that belonged to the previous members was either returned, or in the same way I just mentioned, sold to pay debtors. Also, I tried to help the ex-guys by sending them a lil scratch on the side if it was possible if they wanted the MEGADETH store to sell it. "There is still a lot of stuff that I have accumulated over the years, and I doubt I need now, so in good spirit I wanted to let young bands that would like to get some stuff from me 'cheep' or for you collectors our there to pick up. "As far as what kind of a new record to expect, well, don't! I still haven't made up my mind yet. And even though Gigantour 2 is being organized, that doesn't mean I will play on it, or that MEGADETH will. I would like to, mind you . "Also, this last tour had a few hiccups with stress, timing, lack of coordination/cooperation, personnel changes, but nothing at all was caused by the talent that I was graciously accompanied by. I guess the most difficult thing was the platinum tickets. This is the first time we did this and probably the last because of the disorganization, and the complaints. However, there were many satisfied Droogies and She-Wolves and to you I say, 'thanks!' "I have been in touch with the boys since I have been home and we are going to try to do something very special for the live DVD that we are making from Argentina, and I know the fans won't disappoint ya, I just hope I don't. We are going to try to play a song down there that I wrote specifically for Argentina, and do a lil word play on another song so that it works down there. I only wish that the entire world of MEGA-fans could be there this one night to celebrate this moment with us together. "I plan on taking my fantastico crew to dinner at the best steak house in the planet, a place called 'Happenings' in Buenos Aires, but other than that, I am going to be spending as much time as humanly possible with the Droogs, filming and speaking very poor Spanglish. "Lastly, I have gotten lists of bands from the boys that they like, and am comparing them with my notes, as well as doing research to see if they are available and if they would be a strong supporter for Gigantour 2. I am aware that all of these things start off slow, unless you have over a dozen bands, (which is too much for what I am trying to do) and so I thank everyone that came out for the maiden voyage. I intend on starting around the end of May and going through July. And in case MEGADETH plays again, and the possibility comes that we are offered a festival overseas during that time, we would just have to 'squeeeeeze it in.' "It's great to see all of you in here mingling, making friends, settling arguments like the amazing Droogies that you are and not being dorks like a lot of communities are suffering from, but we know that we are very inviting and very kewl here. You simply are the best fans in the world and you make all of the new fans feel so welcome that it makes me wanna act like a new fan just to see if I am missing something. "To all of the people, journos, photogs, radio, tv-video, and promo people that made 'The System Has Failed' such a fun record to tour, I will be indebted to you for the rest of my days. And we all know how important our webmaster and SLs are; you are the tip-top best! "Love and bruises to you all!!!"
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