MEGADETH Mainman Reacts To "The Cause" In Ireland

November 12, 2005, 8 years ago

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According Contactmusic.com, MEGADETH mainman DAVE MUSTAINE once incited public unrest when he played a concert in Northern Ireland, because he unwittingly expressed support for the Irish Republican Army (IRA). The frontman was so intrigued by a discussion about the problems between Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant communities, he dedicated a song to what had been described to him as 'the cause'. But little did he know 'the cause' was a euphemism for the IRA, which at that time conducted terrorist attacks both in Northern Ireland and mainland Britain as it sought unification with Ireland. Mustaine recalls, "When I was in Ireland, somebody talked to me about 'the cause', the reason why they were killing so many Catholics and Protestants. To me this made sense, and from the stage I dedicated a song to 'the cause'. The next day, we received threats and had to travel in a bulletproof bus. It turns out 'the cause' was the way in which Irish would call the IRA. I never felt so stupid."

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