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Former Megadeth Guitarist Jeff Young Slams Dave Mustaine

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Jeff Young, the former guitar player for Megadeth during the band's "So Far... So Good... So What?" era, has posted a message online in which he revealed his feelings towards Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine and his use of the media. The message reads as follows:

"Hey Mega fans, won't spend much time on this.

"However, one of my guitar students brought in a recent issue of Guitar World magazine containing some simply insane dialog from the man, the myth, the legend (in his own mind), Mustaine.

"Over the years, this tragic cat has made a hobby of dissing, exaggerating and just plain lying on some level about nearly every talented musician that has passed through his dysfunctional little ensemble. Literally, spitting in the face of the very folks that covered for his drugged out, sloppy-ass wanking and helped make him successful.

"Until now, I chose to keep my mouth shut, even for the VH1 Behind The Music episode. And boy, could I have eaten up some serious air time with the truth about what REALLY went on "behind the music" in Megadeth. But it's been well over twenty years and the guy just can't seem to stop himself.

"Here he goes again, bragging in the pages of Guitar World about how he allegedly sings the solo melodies to all his lead guitarists!! Seriously, folks? This guy should take his comedy act on the road, if you'll pardon the pun.

"Considering how totally wacked out on smack and whatever else he was on at any given time, it's no wonder the old brain cells have trouble getting all the facts straight. Since I was actually sober and present in the studio at the time, allow me to assist the deluded Deth master...

"I can't speak for the others but as exceptional as all the Megadeth lead guys have been, I don't believe his preposterous yarn for a second. Regarding the SFSGSW (So Far, So Good...So What) era sessions: Mustaine was nowhere in the building during any of my rhythm or lead tracking sessions. And since I came into the process at the last minute, there were also NO band rehearsals whatsoever. So when exactly, did he sing me those solos? Perhaps, he was all coked up one night, snuck in my bedroom and sang sweet nothings in my ears as I slept?

"Fact is, from what I heard of his unedited SFSGSW lead tracks, the guy can barely play his own lead lines, let alone sing some of the stunning lines that Chris (Broderick), Marty (Friedman) or Glen (Drover) played.

"Dear Dave,

"Let's be clear for the record: you were not in the studio with me during any of my tracking. Not one song - not one second. You know it and I know it. You need to stop blatantly lying to your fans and in the media.

"Perhaps, next time you look in the mirror with the ole' 'hello me, meet the real me' crap - you'll pause to consider why you feel the need to continually perpetuate ridiculous bullshit and belittle others in order to make your self seem more significant or talented?

"You consider yourself a 'genius' yet after all these years, you're still not smart enough to comprehend that when you diminish others, you dimish yourself most of all - even as you clearly telegraph your raging insecurity for anyone, with an ounce of insight, to see.

"You may also want to go back and re-read the lyrics you wrote in 'Liar' then, consider the giant glass house you've built for yourself and put your silly little stones down, once and for all. at the very least for all the players that helped create all the success you now so arrogantly and selfishly enjoy.

"Oh, and while we're at it: you may want to stop telling the world that you invented the 'Spider chord! Classical guitarists commonly use that approach and it is considered part of our standard classical guitar technique, you fool."

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1. anon writes:

Mustaine just got served.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. btbamfav20 writes:

oh wow..... oh wooooooow. that just burns him on every front! i cant f***ing wait to hear what Dave's online internet rebuddle is going to be, hahahaha

NP: Into The Void - Grief Of War

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

I don't understand why Jeff felt the need to address this really. Everybody already knows Mustaine is full of sh!t.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ i was just gonna say that bg1. there was rlly just no need for him to have come out and say, funny tho and good to confirm his b.s.-ness but still, everybody knows alrdy by now.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrunoHockalugie writes:

BlindGreed- I will go out on a limb and guess that Jeff Young has a solo album or a new band or some sh** and is simply trying to generate publicity and remind everyone that, "Hey! I was in Megadeth 20 years ago and Dave Mustaine was mean to me...buy my new CD!"
Anyone who has seen Decline of Western Civilization Part 2 knows Jeff Young is a complete tool and his one claim to fame was being in Megadeth for 15 minutes.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Hammerheart writes:

Dave should grab himself a napkin, 'cause he just got served.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Good call Bruno.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

Guess a reunion is out of the question after this ramble....agreed with bgs take, we already know he s NOTW so why pile on

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Greyback writes:

Well.... It's true Dave's an arrogant annoyance, but Endgame killed most of this years albums (at least for a comeback). then again, everybody else probably wrote 90% of the music anyway. You'd think that after 20 years he'd stop acting like the cat's a$$ and be humble or at least give other people credit, rather than bluster on in guitarworld how awesome he is. Regardless, MD's music rules.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. EsotericSurgery writes:

This article will only serve to add more sand into Mustaine's vagina and further inflate his ego. Better left unsaid if you ask me.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WOLF7 writes:

Heh, speaking of King Kunt Mustaine, I recently saw a copy of "Dave Mustaine interview guidelines" which one finnish reporter had attached to his Mustainen story.
It said:

"METALLICA IS A TABOO SUBJECT"

"QUESTIONS ABOUT CURRENT MEGADETH MEMBERS ARE OK, QUESTIONS ABOUT FORMER MEMBERS ARE NOT"

There was also something about Mustaine being able to "finalize the interview" on any occasion, even after the 1st question. Sounds like a nice guy

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. duncan hills writes:

wow. just wow.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. AGENT47 writes:

quite insightful bruno.

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DeathCrush writes:

something to be considered. Do I believe it, maybe since Dave Mustaine was a totally different person back then. Is he still a ridiculous guitar player? Yes. Did he invent the spider chord? Probably not, but he did make it famous so in a way that is inventing it

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Analguest writes:

@ Greyback
he killed what even as a comeback,??? album is decent but who did it killl?? maybe some fanatic megadeth fankids that got to exited over the solos on the album but that's it, whose comeback was worse than his?? slayer?? immortal?? behemoth ?? nile?? even municipal waste...

# Dec 18, 2009 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. METAL213 writes:

Damn! Really interested in seeing how Dave Responds to this.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Hollow writes:

I've been a fan of Megadeth since I was a kid, but Dave Mustaine is a total bottomfeeding b**** who cries more than a "developing" teenage girl.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Hollow writes:

I hope my comment makes it on Wikipedia!

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. TheTypeZero writes:

In my honest opinion (Like any of you care) But I think jeff is just trying to get some attention thrown at him thinking he Is a big man talking into a magazine. Sounds like he is jealous that he isnt even in megadeth anymore. And most of all Dave said he USUALLY sings to his members. Usually doesnt equal to ALWAYS. All I have to say to jeff is Thank you for your music But GO TO HELL!!!! take your own advice and quit being a hypocrite by saying (when you diminish others, you dimish yourself most of all) Your just making yourself look like an a$$hole.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. wilco writes:

well its old news we all know that about dave that he is a fool
but its good to hear it now from a ex megadeth band member

dave stop crying and make your reply to this artical
the more i do think about the up coming big 4 tour
i do think they all made a mistake to take dave and his band along he will problery f*** everything up
i dont hope so because i want to go to the show

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 3:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. b.bristowe writes:

Dave Mustaine still sucks at guitar.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 6:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. rutz writes:

its about time someone put that prick in his place. but don't think dave will hear hear a bit of it. he might hear it but it won't translate into him seeing what piece opf sh** he is. way to go jeff.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. tallica_fan writes:

yes he's a wanker, doesnt change the fact that he writes good music. jeff has just pointlessly opened a can of worms and i agree that it is most probably for the purpose of his own publicity.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. hmmm writes:

yeah i think jeff young just overexagerated on all of this because he has a new cd or somthing coming out because anyone that knows him, knows that hes a big tool.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. marteen writes:

megadeth produced good music but i dont think dave mustaine deserved all of the credits...

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. b.bristowe writes:

Eh, personally I would take Kill em all over KIMB. Dave was could but his career has become pretty stagnant.

# Dec 19, 2009 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. vegasfan writes:

who is jeff young? he was the worst guitar player in megadeth's history! he wasnt anywhere near as good as frieman, polland, broderick, drover or petilli. he played on one album, so far, so good, so what and the best guitar on that album was the rythem in "in my darkest hour" and "set the word afire"
young's leads were sloppy as hell! does mustaine run his yapper to much? yes. but is he a great guitar player who has produced some of the best metal of all time? absolutely! His guitar on holy wars, tornado of souls, hook in mouth, skin o my teeth, train of consequences, wake up dead, etc is hall of fame material and some of the best all time. young, you had your 5 minutes of fame and nobody cares about you.

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MUSTAINE writes:

suck my and dave's c*** Jeff Young...

# Dec 28, 2009 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Ke3user writes:

Jeff Young is an incredible guitarist and a lot of the stuff he said was probably true. Too bad he's not near as talented or successful as Dave Mustaine. He should keep his mouth shut until he can account for that.

# Jan 2, 2010 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. PrinceOfThrash writes:

Alright, I'm gonna settle this sh**. First off, Dave Mustaine and Ellefson were the ones to come up with lyrics and riffs. Ellefson said so himself. Mustaine is a BAD a$$ guitar player and Jeff Young? WHO? Mustaine is a billion times better than Young. Jeff Yound ain't good enough to write most of the badass sh** on Kill Em All and HE COULD NEVER WRITE STUFF like Mustaine..... perfect example: RIDE THE LIGHTNING, MECHANIX, HOLY WARS! Hell Young sold Band equipment for drugs. Pathetic. AND EndGame went number 8 and up FOR ANOTHER GRAMMY....... where's Young or any other band...... not to be mean but where's Metallica......."Hard Rock Category".... cough cough. excuse me. Mustaine has brag rights because he's the one who helped developed THRASH......... and by the way......... Whos Immortal? HMMMMMM? Young is just a p***y cause he cant get good sales so what does he do? Oh mustaine's an a$$hole and kicked me off for selling equipment for drugs, and now i can't sell sh**................ so buy my album please? And if he p***ed off mustaine enough.......who is now a born again christian and is a nice guy.......... mustaine could break his f***ing neck........."black belt"..... It's as simple as that.

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Mr.Disagree writes:

@PrinceOfThrash.
If hes christian, why would he feel the need to become a black belt and fight another fellow man?
let alone break his neck :S

# Jan 18, 2010 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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