"The Right To Go Insane", the new video from MEGADETH, can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). In the clip, which features no performance footage, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is filmed sneaking onto a military facility, stealing a tank and playing crash-up derby through the streets. Video footage from the cockpit shows him singing and laughing, while shots from a surveillance helicopter depict a missile gunsight tracking him as he pillages.
"The Right To Go Insane" video is based on the events of May 17, 1995 when Shawn Timothy Nelson, a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber, stole an M60 Patton tank from a United States National Guard Armory in San Diego, California and went on a rampage, destroying cars, fire hydrants, and an RV before being shot dead by police.
"If I am going to carjack something, I'm going to do it Mustaine-style and go over the top like my new M60 Abrams tank with a sunroof," Mustaine joked to Noisecreep.
"The Right To Go Insane" was shot in South El Monte, California and directed by Bill Fishman, who also produced MEGADETH's last video, "Head Crusher", the Grammy-nominated first single from the band's new CD, "Endgame".
"This video was a blast to film; Bill Fishman did a great job; even better in my honest opinion than our first video with him," Mustaine said. "But let me warn you, even though it looks like fun ... don't try this at home."
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MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson previously stated that the "The Right To Go Insane" clip "has a very twisted and demented storyline. It was much different than what I thought it would be. It has no band footage at all. It's a very twisted and intriguing story."
As previously reported, the March 31 MEGADETH concert at the Palladium in Hollywood, California was filmed for a forthcoming DVD.
Check out photos of the show at JayValena.com.
MEGADETH kicked off its "Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour" on March 1 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. Also appearing on the bill were TESTAMENT and EXODUS.
"Endgame" was recorded at Vic's Garage, the band's brand new, self-built studio in San Marcos, California. The CD was helmed by Dave Mustaine and British producer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD).
"Endgame" has sold 125,000 copies in the United States since its September 2009 release, according to Neilsen SoundScan.