Electra Mustaine, the daughter of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, has revealed to RollingStone.com that she and her family just completed a reality-show pilot that they're seeking to premiere and turn into a series. It follows the Mustaines as they relocate from Los Angeles to Nashville.
"Everyone knows the story of MEGADETH and who my dad is," Electra told RollingStone.com. "That story has already been told. But the one that hasn't been told is what he's like with his family, what it's like for him to move to Nashville. And what it's like to have him walk into a tractor store and try to fit in. He is funny as heck."
In other news, Electra has released a video for her "country" cover version of the MEGADETH song "I Thought I Knew It All". Check it out at RollingStone.com. The 18-year-old singer and producers Ben Fowler and Phoenix Mendoza reinvented the song, which originally appeared on the band's "Youthanasia" album, as an "elegant, almost Celtic, ballad."
"We thought it'd be a great tribute to MEGADETH fans for all the years of support," Electra told RollingStone.com. "I wanted to say thank you, because honestly if it weren't for MEGADETH fans, I wouldn't be able to try to fulfill my dreams now. I thought, let's show everyone this is where I come from, and yes, I am Dave Mustaine's daughter, but look what I can do with it. We tried to make it organic, raw and vocally driven."
Dave Mustaine recently told Rolling Stone India that his family's recent move to Nashville was prompted largely by his daughter's decision to launch a country music career. He said: "The reason we moved out here was because I've made four records out here and all those times I was recording, I did live here. It really was comfortable to be here. The last time we were here, Electra was only two years old. We didn't know that she had the gift and once she started singing — I heard her sing one time and I was really convinced."
He continued: "I don't profess to be a singer first and foremost — I'm a guitar player that sings more than a singer who plays guitar. But with her, she really is. That's her strong point. For her, this is music city. It's all about country. It's where she's flourishing."
Mustaine added: "I could do my job from anywhere — MEGADETH is that successful. I can do stuff on the Net from a desert island if I wanted to. But I think for her, to be here right now and work with other songwriters builds her name. She just goes in and meets people and doesn't tell them who her dad is. [Laughs]"