Carlos Ramirez of Noisecreep recently interviewed MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine about the band's upcoming Super Collider album, which is set for release on June 4th. An excerpt from their chat follows:
If you're a fan of Mustaine's lyrics, the new tracks feature some of his best work yet.
"It's tough sometimes because there's only so many things you can say lyrically - one-liners, idioms, phrases - without repeating something you've already said in an earlier song. Especially being known for my lyrics, I have to make sure I don't say something stupid. I have been pretty fortunate. There hasn't been too many dumb songs in our discography," said the Megadeth mastermind.
Since he was on the topic of his past songwriting efforts, Mustaine revealed a Megadeth song he isn't all that psyched about. "Probably the dumbest song Megadeth ever did was 'Crush 'Em'. Not that I hate it, because we've never released something that I didn't like musically, but I'm not that fond of it."
'Crush 'Em' first appeared on the soundtrack to the action film Universal Soldier: The Return before becoming the lead off single to Megadeth's 1999 Risk album. "We had huge success with our prior album [1997's Cryptic Writings] big singles and all of that. That had never happened before. So we figured, why not give the label and our management more to work with next time out since the last one did so well on radio. That was a huge mistake."
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In live news, Megadeth has the following shows booked:
22 - Bucharest, Romania - Arenele Romane
24 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
26 - Groningen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
27 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
29 - Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-son
31 - Madrid, Spain - Auditorio Miguel Rios
1 - Barcelona, Spain - Parc del Forum
3 - Newcastle, England - O2 Academy Newcastle
4 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 Academy Glasgow
5 - Manchester, England - Manchester Academy
6 - London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
8 - Milan, Italy - Fiera Milano Live Rho
9 - Amneville, France - Snowhall Parc
20 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Valley Rock Fest