MEGADETH's MUSTAINE Talks About Upcoming Greatest-Hits Package

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently talked to the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine about the band's upcoming greatest hits package, "Greatest Hits: Back to the Start".

On the reason for the release:

"It was actually EMI's idea. They wanted to do this 'cause after the remasters came out, they thought there could be a new MEGADETH fanbase out there. I'm not gonna stand in the way and say, 'Hey! Don't put out a new record!'"

On the movie "Decline of Western Civilization Part II" (director Penelope Spheeris has written an essay to accompany "Greatest Hits: Back to the Start"):

"You got Chris Holmes [W.A.S.P.] sliding off a raft in a pool chugging a bottle of vodka which probably was water, anyway. I mean, vodka was one of my drinks, but I couldn't possibly tell you what that would do to a dude. You got some pretty questionable stuff on there that had people sayin' that metal people are stupid. Well, let's not forget that Lemmy was in there too. He's such an icon and people tend to take him for granted. I remember at the time bein' pleased that he was in there 'cause it was a good association for us. The one thing that stands out for me in that video is the guy who said, 'If I don’t make it, I'm gonna kill myself.' Where is he now?"

On the live footage which is featured on the bonus DVD:

"I'm gonna tell you something I haven't said to anyone else. The live stuff is from the first concert Marty Friedman [ex-MEGADETH guitarist] played after coming back from having a nervous breakdown. That was the day he told me he was quitting. I wanted to put it on there 'cause it's significant. I just wanted people to see the concert the day he told us he was gonna quit. You can see he's going, 'Fuck yeah!' and 'Come on!' and I'm thinking, 'This guy doesn't really wanna be here.' He's a great actor. It's like fakin' an orgasm."

Read the entire interview in issue 133 of Terrorizer.


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