MEGADETH Frontman Dave Mustaine - "We Don't Get Played On The Radio Because Of The Band Name"
August 1, 2013, 2 years ago
MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine is featured in a new interview with Richard Bienstock at Denver Westword. An excerpt is available below, with Mustaine talking about the new song 'Super Collider':
Mustaine: "It's a simple song, a feel-good song. I wrote it years ago, and it got mothballed and I forgot about it. Then I was listening through some stuff, and it came back up, and I played it for everybody and they loved it. And it was also a great opportunity for us to have a song that would appeal to a lot of the mainstream outlets.
Because the thing is, we don't get played on the radio because of the band name. No one seems to get that through their heads. They think, 'Well, Megadeth doesn't get on the radio because their songs aren't radio songs.' But that has nothing to do with anything.
I remember back when we did a cover of ALICE COOPER's 'No More Mr. Nice Guy,' it was played on KLOS (in Los Angeles), and afterward, the DJ goes, 'And that was a cover of an old Alice Cooper song. Next up is the news.' And I was like, 'You didn't even say 'Megadeth,' you puss!'
Go to this location for the complete interview.
On July 29th, Megadeth headlined Gigantour in Abbotsford, BC at The Abbotsford Entertainment Center. Prior to the band's performance, the Mayor of Abbotsford, Bruce Banman, welcomed Megadeth with a box of Megacupcakes! Vote for your favorite in the Gigantour forums; registration is easy and free.
Remaining dates for Gigantour 2013, featuring MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, HELLYEAH, DEVICE, and NEWSTED include:
August2 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
4 - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
6 - Manhattan, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
7 - Manhattan, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
9 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
10 - Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal 2013
11 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre