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Dave Mustaine Decides Megadeth Will Continue To Play and Record

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DAVE MUSTAINE made his announcement after a special version of "Coming Home" to the Argentinian crowd at the sold out show in Buenos Aires.

"I told you earlier tonight that I was gonna let all of you know first before the rest of the world what our decision was - whether or not we were gonna continue with MEGADETH or not," MUSTAINE said before playing a special rendition of "Coming Home", with the song's lyrics changed from the original "I'm coming home to Arizona" to "I'm coming home to Argentina." Immediately after the song, MUSTAINE said "The answer is yes." MEGADETH will continue as a band. MEGADETH will record a new album. MEGADETH will continue to play.

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1. Crenshaw Punch writes:

and the crowd of dozens finally exhales... I dunno, some older big name bands may yet still have one last good album in them, i am just not sure its Megadeth. At least when Metallica turned from Thrash Gods to a hard rock band, take out the name metallica and they were still a good hard rock band (momentarilly forgetting about St. Anger which had about 2.5 good songs on it). Megadeth went from being a good metal band to just being aweful without the excuses of trying a different style.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Nick G writes:

f*** MEGADEATH they f***ing suck go METALLICA!

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. relentless austin writes:

Crenshaw...couldn't have said it better.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Leathco writes:

At least Megadeth can make good, original music (see System Has Failed for proof). Metallica sells out to whatever is popular (or they think is popular) at the time (see St. Anger, Load for proof).

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. JT writes:

The Megadeth-Metallica battle rages on. And just to add to that discussion a bit...I'd like to suggest you consider the following: Compare what the bands were doing and when they were doing it. "Peace Sells" came out the same year as "Master of Puppets." "Puppets" is arguably Metallica's best record...and "Peace Sells" while very good, pales in comparison. Go forward two years. "And Justice For All" released the same year as "So Far, So Good, So What." Another great Metallica record...another good Megadeth record. The last three tracks on the Megadeth record (In My Darkest Hour, Liar, and Hook in Mouth) are some of their best...but "Justice" is great from start to finish. So I have Metallica up at this point. However, the early 90's go to Megadeth in my book. "Rust in Peace" followed by "Countdown" and all Metallica did was put out the least inspired yet most commerical album they had ever done to that date. Those two Megadeth records are both classics and are both true to what Megadeth claimed to be. The "Black Album" was the beginning of the end for Metallica. Although the "Black Album" was lightyears better than "Load" or "Re-Load"...compare it to "Justice." So a couple of points for Megadeth there. Then we enter the latter days for both bands. You have "Load," "Re-Load," "Garage, Inc.," "S&M," and finally "St. Anger" on the Metallica side...just try to pick the best out of that lot. I do agree with CRENSHAW that if you take the Metallica label off the "Load" and "Re-Load" records those are still very well-written records...but unfortunately the band released them under their name...therefore they get the criticism if they don't live up to our standards. On the other side we have "Youthanasia," "Hidden Treasures," "Cryptic Writings," "Risk," "The World Needs a Hero," and "The System Has Failed." OK...here I have to go with Megadeth again. "Youthanasia" and "Cryptic Writings" were a change I admit...but there are some great songs on them (Train of Consequences, Addicted to Chaos, Black Curtains, The Disintegrators, She-Wolf, FFF). The records still had a metal feel to them...which is more than I can say for "Load" and "Re-Load." I'll give into critics on "Risk." That was too much of a departure from what Megadeth is supposed to be...although I still like "The Doctor is Calling" and the 2 "Time" tracks. Then the last two Megadeth albums...an attempt to get back to true metal form. More than I can say for Metallica...their last effort was the most poorly produced record to date...and the lyrics...atrocious. So in the recent past...I have to go with Megadeth. With all that considered...I probably like Metallica more...but then again the early records that kind of put them over the top for me...well...a lot of those tracks were written by Mustaine. It's always a good argument...and overall I think both are great...although given Metallica's general popularity...they will probably always be the favorite of most. Sorry for the long post.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. relentless austin writes:

They should just put an end to the fued and go on tour together.
Not likely, but it would be pretty cool if they did.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. JT writes:

There was a Woodstock a few years ago that both bands were on the bill for...you remember...the one with all the fires...but other than that I don't think that has even come up. Would be an interesting show. I wonder if James, Lars, and Dave could even co-exist on a stage??? Or maybe they would just bicker...talk about their differences...and then cry together.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

Must admit I'm pretty much on the same page as everyone here...hell they might inspire eachother should they tour together, I know both were fantastic when they did tour together.

As an onlooking fan we get the best and worst view into the progress and decline of both bands....

The bands themselves will defend every album they made as the best work they could make at that moment but everyone not on the bands payroll knows that aging, priorities, changing tastes, musical (*snort*) growth...all play a part in how a band can make an album like "Master of Puppets" and then...heh....under the same band name...make an album called "St. Anger".

As a general rule, the creative drive and motivation of a band tends to rupture upon mega super stardom or even moderate fame and being widely revered genre-wise (see Megadeth).

I'm not ready to completely write off either of the thrash titans but their sounding more and more like sh** all the time. Both bands need to seriously hunker down, listen to their old albums to visit where they've been and try to move to new territory while bringing the thought-out aggression of their glory days to the present....It can be done.

whether we'll live to see such a feat is another question...so long as neither band gets inspired by the dance-pop-garage-nu-wave trend going on like they got sucked into grunge they might be okay...meanwhile bands like Shadows Fall, Trivium and Lamb of God are carrying the torch handed to them by the Metallica of '86....

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. megafan writes:

good their should continue because that means there going to be great comebacks ahead that involve the big four f*** yea

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. megafan writes:

good their should continue because that means there going to be great comebacks ahead that involve the big four f*** yea

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. unluckoftheirish writes:

post 2, you're a f***ing idiot. this is an article on MEGADETH, not f***ing metallica. find an article on metallica and post your sh** on there. i understand that everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but don't post stupid sh** like that on here. at least Megadeth didn't drift into the mainstream. get a life you f***ing moron.

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. unluckoftheirish writes:

i totally agree with you JT..........i like where you're coming from. i also agree with you that "The Black Album" was the beginning of the end for metallica. Everytime i hear them nowadays, it pains my ears. atleast megadeth holds true.

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. relentless austin writes:

Actually, if those two toured together, the bands would probably get along better than the audience.
There would be people killing each other every night over which band is better.
I read an interview with Kirk Hammet sometime around Load or Reload, and he said that they always had their old style in their back pocket that they could use any time if they felt like it.
Well, f***ing use it!!! Isn't obvious by now that people don't dig the new sound much?
I understand artistry, and trying new creative things, but if you try too hard to be different,
you lose your direction all together. I think both bands are guilty of that.
Gotta give credit to Dave, though. He seems to have realized it while Metallica seems to be too
stubborn to admit that they've lost their way musically. Of course, I can't speak for Dave,
but he still seems to have the anger that drives his music, maybe still driven by the fued.
Metallica doesn't seem that driven anymore, but still desperately wants to stay relevant.
Just my opinion.

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Vic Rattlehead writes:

Metallica f***ing suck and Megadeth f***ing rules!!!

Long live Megadeth... the greatest band on earth!!!

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. JT writes:

What a thought provoking addition to the conversation by VIC RATTLEHEAD. Any more words of wisdom you'd like to pass along or did that post exhaust your ability to express your thoughts?

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16. Neoclassical writes:

metalica was better when they were "alcholica"

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. theresshitonthewalls writes:

Congratulations Dave, your not breaking up with yourself. Awesome...

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 3:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Evilcl0ne writes:

Wow, the best posts Ive ever seen on this site, an actual discussion with only 2 idiotic comments out of 16 so far.

On the subject, only time will tell wether Megadeth have made the right decision and are sticking about as they have something to give to the scene and bring thrash/speed to the forefront again rather than just milk their very good name. Im praying for the latter. I also hope that with Trujillio in the squad that Metallica will start writing properly as opposed to sticking together whatever riffs they trip over that day and getting a random word generator to create their lyrics as St Anger seems to be. And yeah, It would be great to see them tour together, pref with Anthrax, Slayer and Testament on the same bill, bring back great tours like Clash Of The Titans.

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 3:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. B Hyphen writes:

They need to hang it up. I seen Megadeath in concert this summer and they didn't do anything for me any more.....they had their time and they were bad ass.....but I think they should retire and relax finally.

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 6:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metal head writes:

Megadeth is f***in bad a$$ and they should keep going for as long as they can. I saw them this summer too and they were bad ass. And at least they still do solos unlike f***in Metallica and that ST. Anger cd.

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. tornbroken writes:

Megadeth, bad ass

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 7:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. METAL MOM writes:

JT makes some excellent points as do many of you. And YES, these are by far the most intelligent postings that I have witnessed on this site! Way to use your brains metal heads! Hey, and don't crack on Vic Rattlehead, he's just expressing himself!

Now it's MY TURN:
I have always loved BOTH Megadeth and Metallica and all bands truly metal!!
I pretty much agree that after the Black album, Metallica had some big shoes to fill, and they pretty much set themselves up for failure by being so good....IRONIC!

However, unlike most of their fans, my favorite Metallica was in the early days ....back in the day when they had a lot of Mustaine influence.....they even "incorporated" some of his songs & riffs. So really, I think that Dave Mustaine is the one with the most talent, overall. After the Black album, Metallica didn't do much worthy of my Metal Worship.

Megadeth has always kicked ass!! ....well, except for "The World Needs a Hero".......there are no words that can express how much that album dissapointed me. But rejoice!!! The Metal Gods have graced us with the triumphant return of Megadeth with "The System Has Failed!" When I heard that one, my little metal heart pounded with delight! Sure, they changed some, but any successful band MUST change a little, just not compromise their style too much. If bands didn't change, everyone would sound like AC/DC or ZZ Top. (Yeah, I know they aren't metal, but I used them for illustrative purposes only.) No offense to those bands, but with their later albums, to hear one is to hear them all. Xerox copycat, ho-hum b u l l s h i t!! HOW BORING IS THAT???

Metal must be bold and jump into the fire of the future. Just don't linger in that fire looking around too long or you will burn and turn to ashes. Pray to the Metal Gods that the ashes of Metallica will one day rise again like the legendary Pheonix, and light up the night! In the meantime, Megadeth feeds the fire and keeps it burning strong, as they rip across the land, kicking lots of METAL A S S along the way! No one is better, but I hope that lots of bands TRY real hard to be better!

Most of all, it is up to us METAL HEADS to keep our beloved METAL going strong. That's why it is so important for us to SUPPORT METAL BANDS with record, video, concert and sales of all things metal!!! Like it or not, money talks, and that's how we tell the industry what we want. DEMAND IT!

You gotta respect Mustaine as one of the true founders of METAL!
Dave is the one who coined the phrase:
METAL UP YER A S S!!!

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23. jamie writes:

megadeth rule

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 2:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. megadeth rule writes:

there one of the best bands ever and should keep on going becuase metalica suck and will continue to get worse and megadeth will be there our answer with superior music. mustaine was the true genious in metalica and so was the late burton but thats not point because metallica made choice to kick mustaine so the world of metal would be diferent place with out megadeth. there are light year ahead of metalica any way.

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. AM kaza writes:

wow , it s the first time i see such great comments on this site . now ur talking !!! now let me :

I think that the best thing happened in metal history is that mustaine got kicked out of metallica. because without that there wouldn't be no megadeth!!!! imagine that megafans!! when i first started to listen to rock , i started to listen to limp bizkit ! and i heard metallica after that and i liked them . but i stayed listening to limp bizkit , linkin park , and stained . but when i started listening to megadeth i was like "man these are true true metal gods , here are some great solos,lyrics , melodies,and rythms all joined together . megadeth is the band that brought me to metal and they made me listen to the other great bands carefully like : metallica , slayer , hammerfall, dream theater , iron maiden , testament ...ect. all these bands are perfect to me , and i like them so much ! but i listen to megadeth i feel dave mustaine and i feel like im living to listen to more megadeth songs !! that u dave mustaine!!!!

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26. AM kaza writes:

I meant thank u dave mustaine !!!!

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Crenshaw Punch writes:

Damn, i am amazed at the quality of this thread. While i stand by what i said in post #1, enough of you have presented such a well thought out counterpoint that i have decided to rethink megadeths later work and at least listen to them with a fresher set of ears. As for later Metallica, i cant defend their use of "whatever's popular" in their songwriting, something i grudgingly accept to be true, but i will say, post "Black", that Garage Inc. was an excellent record that contained what has been the best "new" metallica recorded (ironic that they were covers, but damn GOOD covers) married to some of the best thrash they put out (on the second disc). You know what though, if both bands could put out one last masterpiece, i think we would all be able to sleep a little better., and rock out a little harder.

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Crenshaw Punch writes:

My main worry is that Mustaine may have lost his mind for good, what with the delusional self important rantings and his conversion to full on "christian". Nothing against christians in general, as in THEORY i was born one, but "their" music is pretty aweful. anybody for a rousing rendition of "Our God is an Awesome God"? lol

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Crenshaw Punch writes:

the devil may be a prick, but his taste in music is unmatched -\m/

# Oct 15, 2005 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. yea the devil is a prick but only if he existed lol writes:

so i not against the hole god thing it just so hard to comput in my brain and im a scientist so you can see why its so hard to believe theres a higher being out there becuse then there is two higher being out there so where did there come from chew on that for a while

# Oct 18, 2005 @ 4:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. METAL BLOOD writes:

Did ya ever think that maybe he needed a new direction in his life, because he was headed for DEATH?? Would you prefer that the man still be hooked on heroin, and QUICKLY numbering the days of his life? I am happy as H e l l that he's still alive making new metal!! I don't care if he had to join the Ha' re Krish' na cult to do it!!

Mustaine became a Christian back in 1991. It is obvious on "Elisian Fields" if you listen hard to the Youthanasia album that came out in '94. Some of you are taliking like this is a new thing. He's a Christian, so f u c k i n' what?? At least Dave does not blatntly shove his belefs down other's throats. Some Christians, along with aethiests are pushy like that. Youthanasia was and still is a very killer metal album! The 2004 Megadeth album, "The System Has Failed" has very little, if any Christian references. Some of you should stop being so bent on hating Christians that you become blinded to what is
f u c k i n' kick a s s metal! If it's metal and it kicks a s s , I don't care if the
f u c k i n' POPE wrote the sh**! Some of the bands who just write about Satan all of the time are boring as H E L L! It's like watching the same horror movie over and over. Get some new material already! Megadeth plays songs about all kinds of
different s h i t. Myself, I believe in everything and nothing all at the same time, (so figure that one out.) but I LIVE FOR METAL!

# Oct 18, 2005 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. RUST IN PEACE writes:

thats good news that megadeth keep goin because mustaine needs it because he probly has all those trash riffs left over so he mite as well use them or wat ever.

# Oct 20, 2005 @ 4:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. relentless austin writes:

AM Kaza - I agree with you that Dave getting kicked out of Metallica was one of the best things to happen in metal. I actually believe Dave getting kicked out is also the reason Metallica is still around.
We all know that James, Lars and Dave are all control freaks. We all saw in the SKOM movie, how much friction is caused in Metallica just between James & Lars. Metallica needed Dave out to have the right dynamic in the group to function long term. I think they would have self destructed early on with three control freaks in the group. That's why I never really understood this fued thing. Even though it was a sh**ty thing to do, we ended up with two iconic metal bands instead of possibly on short lived group.
Obviously, Dave is better off too. I think the direction that Metallica has gone musically has in a way earned Dave a little more of the respect he deserves.

# Oct 20, 2005 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. AM kaza writes:

well relentless if u think about justice for all and killim all with master of puppets albums , some songs there are done by dave , ya they would have a lot of fights but at last they would come out with something perfect ! but still its a good thing he left metallica!!!

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35. Jensildur writes:

You just don't f*** around with Megadeth.
You do f*** around with a p***y gang like Metallica.
f***ing short-haired a$$ wipes with a retarded drummer.

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