Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been one of the most discussed and controversial musicians of 2012. After a myriad of questionable quotes throughout the year, Mustaine admits that he's "learned a valuable lesson from all this stuff," concerning the negative attention he's received from various claims.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine is one of the biggest supporters of America's military out there, so the frontman definitely took it to heart when Lieutenant Colonel Stephen D. Sklenka of the U.S. Marine Corps dedicated an American flag that was flown over Camp Leatherneck in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in his honor.
You may remember an incident in Croatia earlier this year where Megadeth were pelted with beer bottles and rocks after a group of fans blamed the 'Big 4' thrash act for W.A.S.P. no-showing at the festival. After frontman Dave Mustaine was hit in the head with a rock, the band ended their set early. Now, nearly four months later, Mustaine has spoken out about the event in a new interview.
Dave Mustaine achieved a win over System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian in a battle of the diametrically opposed in Round 1 of the President of Heavy Metal election. The Megadeth frontman has a legendary career to push him into the finals, along with some pretty strong political beliefs on the far right. Can one of metal's most iconic and outspoken musicians grab a win in the quarterfinals?
Here's an interesting match for the President of Metal. On the left in the image above but on the right in the political spectrum, we've got Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who is one of music's most vocal conservatives. But in the realm of metal, he's the frontman responsible for 13 Megadeth albums. He also played in a little band called Metallica during the band's early stages.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine celebrated his 51st birthday on Sept. 13 by playing a concert to a packed house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After playing their last song of the night, Mustaine was surprised with a birthday cake onstage by two lovely ladies, while the crowd sang 'Happy Birthday' to the legendary frontman in both English and Spanish.
News of the next Megadeth album has been slowly trickling out, with not too much detailed information having been released so far. However, frontman Dave Mustaine recently offered fans a scoop regarding the upcoming record, tweeting that producer Johnny K. (Machine Head, Staind) will be working with Megadeth in crafting the new album.