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Megadeth's New Album Is Mustaine's "Last Real Shot At Achieving Anything Significant"

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Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed to UK’s Guitar And Bass magazine that it is crucial for him to make an impact with latest release ‘United Abominations.’

Mustaine revealed, "This is my last real shot at achieving anything significant. If I don't do it this time, there probably will never be a next time. I'm 45, I have a nerve disorder in my back called stenosis (an overgrowth of bone closing off the hole in the vertebrae where the nerve emerges to go to the arm) and it's making it harder for me to play. Prior to the damage to my arm, I was already starting to feel weird things happening [and] my arm was starting to go numb. But I've got two black belts in karate. I'm a tough guy," he winked. "I can handle it."

On top of this frightening prospect, the axe legend claimed that a catalyst for the album’s rekindled anger was a chat with a fellow thrash icon.

"Frank Bello [bass] from Anthrax sat me down one night after a show and said, 'Dave, I really like Megadeth, but we really need you to get pissed off again. Megadeth is important music and the best stuff you ever wrote was when you were pissed off.’

"The thing is, as I said to Frank, I'm not an angry person anymore! But then I figured that there was a lot of things in the world to be angry about as well that had to be spoken out against. In my personal life, I stopped fighting and started to seek reconciliation where I could."

‘United Abominations’ is out on May 15 via Roadrunner Records.

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

I love Megadeth but doesn't he say summit like this every album. I wish him all the best with his physical problems though.

# Apr 12, 2007 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BodomBastard writes:

wow i had no clue he had back problems and sh**... i have faith in megadeth though, i think they can pull off a good cd and so on...

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. whitecluster writes:

Sounds liek it might be a album this one, Megadeth is pretty good.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. heavy hepp writes:

Dave, this is coming from a long time fan. You should'nt be so down on yourself. You have acheived a lot more than what most musicians will ever achieve. You have had platinum selling albums, you have been on vh1 metal shows, and you have your own summer tour. Not to mention that you have released two of the best metal albums of all time ( Peace sells... and Rust in Peace)

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Your Mom writes:

I remember hearing about this nerve damage problem a while ago and I was asking a friend about this very issue just the other day because I hadn't heard anything about it in a while. I guess it still bothers him. That sucks big time.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

That's right, Dave. Fxck 'em all. Do what you want to do. If I had to listen to one CD over and over until the day I died, it would be Rust In Peace. You've made your mark, and I think your fans will understand if you want to take time now to relax. You've been through a lot, and we all know it. I am looking forward to hearing the new album, but fvck what everyone else thinks about it. If you want to keep doing it, do it for your own reasons. That's why you started, right? Not because of what your fans think, but what YOU wanted to express. Good luck with the new album.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BoltThrower writes:

This is going to be one lame album. I think want to remember Dave as Peace Sells and Rust in Peace. Those two albums are good enough for me. I don't need one last hurrah.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. graveland writes:

lol that isnt even a bad back problem. an outpatient proceudre can widen the hole for his nerves.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metal 2 death writes:

he is sooo silly

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. !!Nailgun!! writes:

Looking forward to the new album. The two tracks that have been released so far are really good. Best I've heard since Rust In Peace. No lie!

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. VO writes:

For me it was that Vh1 Behind The Music on the band. Those specials are needed and very informative, but they also take away from the the edge of what we all thought we knew about the band. For instance Dave was a heroin junkie!! I'm no fool, We all have some idea that within most of the bands we all have loved..Drug use has been a factor. Where the bands go wrong is allowing all of the intimate details out. It does nothing for the band or the music. The only thing it does is place the band right where most of them don't want to be. It's like they reduce themselves to a jerry springer level audience. I like jerry but we all know it's bullshyt! I could go on and on, but my main point is, Dave not having your original bass player could have attributed to your demise just as sh**ty music could. I read all the rumors about how Dave allegedly cheat David Ellefson. It's this type of shyt that takes away from the bottom line. Marty Friedman and Nick Menza were the best of the hired hands in terms of guitar and drums, but again there no longer around. One thing about metal Ive notice...ONLY A BAND OF BROTHERS WILL STAND. EVEN IF ITS ONLY TWO OF THE FOUR. LIKE A LARS AND JAMES OR AN EDDIE AND ALEX. NEITHER VAN HALEN OR METALLICA COULD OR WOULD EXIST WITHOUT THE PEOPLE I JUST MENTIONED.

DAVE FUKKED UP BY NOT WORKING OUT HIS DIFFERENCES WITH DAVID E.
AS FAR AS THIS BEING THE LAST TIME.....IN MY EARS...COUNTDOWN WAS MEGADETHS BLACK ALBUM. IT WAS THERE BEST ALL AROUND EFFORT HANDS DOWN!! PRODUCTION QUALITY AND SONG WISE IT THE BEST TRACK TO TRACK LISTEN.
DAVE IF YOU'RE OUT THERE FIND YOUR BROTHER AGAIN AND BUILD FROM THAT BECAUSE FOR ME ALL OF THESE HIRED HANDS HAVE HURT YOU MORE THAN HELP YOU. YOU NICK, MARTY AND DAVID WERE THE BEST MEGADETH. I CAN LIVE AND DIE KNOWING THAT.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Ghostface writes:

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed to UK’s Guitar And Bass magazine that it is crucial for him to make an impact with latest release ‘United Abominations.’

Mustaine revealed, "This is my last real shot at achieving anything significant.

Umm....what do you call albums like KIMB, Peace Sells, SFSGSW and RIP? sh**ty, non-significant metal albums? Dave is seriously delusional and an ungrateful jerk who has no respect for his fans. By saying his previous albums weren't significant, he's insulting the fans. What does this guy want? He's not happy with 20 million albums sold, a big a$$ house and Mercedes, and $$ in the bank.

UA isn't going to make an impact, Megadeth died years ago, and Mustaine is as deluded as any religious psycho.

Just quit and go away Dave.

# Apr 13, 2007 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. There is Mustaine and then everyone else writes:

My God, ppl . . . There have been PLENTY of excellent MD songs since Rust in Peace . . . You only have to look at songs like Kick the Chair for that . . . just let the man continue to evolve. He's shown, more than a lot of his metal brethren, that he can put out CD after CD of good mat'l. He only faltered once, and it wasn't by much (or all his decision, anyway). Let him f***in' breathe and he might surprise you.

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Murderface writes:

Dave, if your reading this(and you probably aren't) Let me just say that you f***ing RULE plain and simple. All ass-kissing aside, seeing Megadeth with Black Sabbath AND Machine Head on May 17, at the Lowell Tsongas Arena will be one HELL of a show for sure.

\M/HAIL METAL\m/

yours truly,

MURDERFACE

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