The Dave Mustaine is getting candid once again to talk about something that we’ve all secretly wanted to know – what does he think/feel when fans diss him. What does he think/feel when people call him an as*hole? Since his being evicted from Metallica, he’s been whining and complaining his way to 2017. Instead of enjoying the perks of fronting his own award-winning band, selling close to 100 million albums, having a beer line, and being well, Dave Mustaine, he’s just rambling off in varying directions.
So when Ultimate-Guitar went ahead and just asked him what he has to say about people calling him and as*hole, this is what Dave Mustaine had to say –
“I look at it like this – the ultimate form of revenge is to speak the truth and I try to be really honest in what I do, how I play, and who I work with.”
“I don’t lead people on. If I don’t like you, you’re going to know it.”
“I think that’s one of the things that the music business really needs – someone who will shoot straight.”
“We don’t all need a participation trophy. There’s a first place and everyone else is last place. You know what I mean?”
“When I was a kid, if I would have signed up for little league just to get a trophy like everyone else does, I wouldn’t have done it.”
“I think a lot of it comes from what is the award for achievement for things that we do.”
“Some people want fame, some people want fortune. All bands have ever broken up over power, property, prestige or pu*sy – the dreaded four Ps. You can’t get away from it. It’s just how it is.”
“A band is together for a while and it’s just like that movie Spinal Tap. People say that’s a comedy and I love the comedic value of it but the bummer is how true to life it is.”
“There are so many things that happen in that movie that happen every day and it’s not funny if it’s happening to you but when it’s happening to somebody else, it’s hilarious.”
“Like where they say, ‘We’re going to do Spinal Tap Mach 2 or we’re going to do a make-over or there’s somebody already in that organization – all these things, we’ve experienced those things.”
“The label tried to change our logo, they tried to change our music, and then we had a band member’s wife trying to get in to managing us. Spinal Tap lives. Every day.”
Ok, but he never got to the point. As always, Dave Mustaine style.