Former MEGADETH Frontman Breaks Silence

A year after the band's surprising breakup at the end of a respectable 20-year career that yielded several platinum and gold albums, former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has broken his silence and addressed his fans via a posting to the band's official web site, www.megadeth.com.

Mustaine's message reads as follows:

"Droogies, well it has been a year since the official break-up of MEGADETH or what some other people are calling (or hoping was) the temporary suspension of the band's proceedings.

"I wanted to tell you that over the last year there has been a lot of contact between all the band members of MEGADETH from the past and, excluding [former drummer] Gar [Samuelson], everyone is still alive and well, whether it was me contacting them, or the others talking amongst themselves.

"We have all stayed in contact somehow with someone MEGADETH, and even though there may not be any reunion on the immediate horizon, just know that we've talked. Also, as we approach our 20th anniversary, one thing that we all still remember is 'how' we got to the top.

"It was because of you.

"Stay tuned.

"Mustaine sez,
GOODBYE DROOGIES"

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