January 31, 2015
Megadeth is known to be changing the line up a bit too much in their timeline. With the recent developments in the band, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover parted ways with the band. Frontman Dave Mustain had an interview with Full Metal Jackie for then Dean TV at NAMM and gave a few insights of what's to come for the band.
Mustaine spoke in depth about what fans of the band are looking for and how some lineups have and have not been well received. He stated that since ‘Rust in Peace’, the fans have not always fully accepted the new players. “Playing in a band together with another person, that’s as close as you’ll get to them without having sex with them. I mean you can’t get any closer to a band member. After that James Lomenzo, James McaDonough, Glen Drover, Shawn Drover, Chris Broderick — all those guys, the fans don’t want those guys in Megadeth.”
About the never ending lineup changes, the metalhead added, “The reason that guys have been asked to leave or quit is because they decided to turn one direction and the other three wheels are going in a different direction.”
Mustain also shed some light on the future of the band and upcoming album, “I’m going in the studio March 2 no matter what. It’s set right now, I told the label I’m not making another radio song ever, cause you know that’s what record companies want. It was the bane of Megadeth’s existence. When ‘Countdown’ came out, we had so many radio songs — from ‘Countdown’ to ‘Youthanasia’ to ‘Cryptic’ to ‘Risk’ and down and down and down, it was more radio, radio, radio. I love all those songs, but it’s not what Megadeth fans want to hear. They want to hear ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘Set the World Afire,’ stuff like ‘Devil’s Island,’ ‘Holy Wars’ and ‘Prisoners’ and I get it, I wrote those songs. I can do that in my sleep. But when you’re having someone say, ‘This is what you have to do,’ you know, you listen or you don’t.”
He also shared about his driving inspirations, “There’s music that I have saved from around ‘Peace Sells’ era, ‘So Far So Good’ era and I listen to it and I’m thinking, ‘How the f— did I play that?’ So I have to put it into a machine and listen and slow it down and scoop out all the noise in the background so I can hear what I was doing cause it’s mind blowing riffing. That is what is exciting for me right now.”
It's yet to be seen what's there in the package for Megadeth's fans in the future as the new lineup is yet to be decided.
For more on the interview watch the complete video here.
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