MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine On Super Collider - "There Are Gonna Be People Who Take Exception With The Record Because They Wanna Hear 'Black Friday' For The Rest Of Their Lives"
May 12, 2013, a year ago
Ultimate-Guitar.com caught up with MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine to discuss the band's enduring career and their new album, Super Collider. An excerpt is available below:
UG: It's been a long road from there to celebrating Megadeth's 30th anniversary with the release of Super Collider.
Mustaine: "I am very proud. There are gonna be people who are gonna take exception with the record because they're people that wanna hear 'Black Friday' the rest of their lives. And I feel for them, man. I know the first time I heard AC/DC versus what they put out now, it's a different time. I think that's the whole thing about if you're really a fan of the band you grow with them or you stop being a fan. I always loved early AC/DC and I totally respect older AC/DC but I was weaned on Bon Scott."
UG: Do you feel after 30 years you've earned the right to make any kind of music you want?
Mustaine: "I don't say I have a license to make bad music. I remember this one guy and I won't say his name, but there was a guy I really, really, really looked up to and he wanted to get out of his record contract so he made a record that was utter crap. He knew it; I knew it and he duped his fans with it. I thought, 'This is not the way that I ever want to conduct myself as a businessman.' I know what it was it like to be a poor kid. I was brought up on food stamps and welfare. I hate dentists because we went to the dentists where they'd strap your hands down and put blocks down 'cause they'd run out of novocaine. So my first trip to the dentist was like Marathon Man. That's what I tweeted about the other day. I'm like in the chair and the guy says, 'You've got a cavity' and I'm like, 'Noooo.' It's not like they were saying your dog's pregnant. "Oh my God."
UG: This is the first album on Tradecraft, your own label.
Mustaine: "It's very cool. The whole thing came kind of as a surprise to me. We knew Universal was gonna be where we wanted to go and it was life changing. When we initially left Capitol we were unhappy there because of all the administration changes. We loved the label but the direction kept changing and every time a new president would come in, as an older band you kind of got kicked to the curb. Because they had somebody they needed to prove."
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Super Collider will be Megadeth's first release through leader Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The album was recorded at the band's Vic's Garage Studio in San Marcos, California and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York. Super Collider will be released on June 4th.
The title track to Super Collider can be heard below:
This September, Megadeth will be opening up for IRON MAIDEN on seven specially selected shows. Dates include:
3 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
5 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
7 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8 - St Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater
12 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
13 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre
Go to this location for updates and pre-sale ticket links.