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Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Jeff Young Challenges Dave Mustaine

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Jeff Young, the former guitarist for Megadeth, has posted another blog which is highly critical of his former bandmate Dave Mustaine. His latest blog reads as follows:

"Hello again Mega fans,

"Firstly, I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support regarding my Blog post of 10.18.09. I didn't expect that and it means a lot.

"I honestly didn't think I would be writing again so soon but in the wake of all the online chatter flailing about, some new info has come to light and there is absolutely no way I'm not responding to this...

"This recent information was forwarded to my personal assistant by a concerned & disgruntled MEGADETH fan:

"In an October 2009 interview regarding MEGADETH's new CD, Shitstaine is at it again with his usual trademark spew of lies. Falsely claiming credit for singing me the solos that I wrote or improvised on the spot is one thing but his latest stunt is the last & final straw. Over the years I've sought to take the high road, tried to have a little class. But peace sells and who's buying, right? Now, my vow of silence and days protecting all Shitstaine's dirty little secrets are over.

"Shitstaine's October 2009 Endgame Interview:

"Better late than never, no doubt Australian fans are pumped to see an updated version of the Clash Of The Titans tour finally making its way down here.

“Well, I’ve always respected the audience down there. It was unfortunate when we had to cancel before but that wasn’t my doing. That was the other band members. Y’know, Jeff Young had a little heroin problem and he ran out. So, he didn’t want to go down there. Now, any time that I ran out of anything, I either found more or I just kinda roughed it!”

"Really Dave, you lying piece of shit!!?? You've always respected the audience? Is that why every single night you had to be carried off stage cause you were too fucked up to stand - let alone play or sing. Were you really too fucked up to realize that Jr., Chuck and I had a deal with the sound man to bury your guitars and vocal in the mix?

"Do you consider it respectful when a fan asks you for a guitar pick, that you pick your stinking nose and flick it at them with a, "There's your pick" response? Sid Vicious really had nothing on you - your fans truly ARE the lucky ones!

"So, we canceled the Australian tour because I ran out of heroin!? Let's get the REAL truth out there buddy. We canceled the Australia tour for one reason: So you could get back to L.A. quick-like and into one of how many failed attempts at rehab? Then, while you are in rehab, you try to get me and the other members to smuggle heroin into the rehab in a Coke can!? WTF?

"In your futile attempt to pin your crap on an innocent party - let alone a cancer survivor that is seeking to live a stress-free lifestyle, you've shown yourself to be the most pathetic piece of human waste imaginable.

"The few little bits I've shared to date are just tip of the iceberg - the measly stuff. If the fool wants to keep going, I now sit at the ready to respond in like to his banal verbal attacks. But the forthcoming details left to be shared won't be so pretty.

"Of course, there is another option. You wanna act like children? We can act like children. You think you're so fucking great? God's gift to guitar virtuosity? How 'bout this: I barely play electric guitar anymore but I hereby challenge you to a duel, Sir: Any stage, anywhere in the world, any 2 MEGADETH tunes from the PSBWB or SFSGSW era. Let's see what's what brother. I'll play my solos, Chris' solos AND your solos note-for-note and you have to do the same. Since you sang all of our solos to us, that should be an easy task for you, right?

"Are you ready to shut up and put your skills where your big fat overrated mouth is? One condition: You can't get anyone to help you figure out Chris or my solos - you have to do it by ear, just as I did/will. Finally, there will be no hiding behind other people's talent for you. Maybe, Eddie Trunk will even let us do it on That Metal Show so everyone can see what's real? Eddie, call me! ;)"

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1. thegoosegoblin writes:

DAMN. All I can say is DAMN.

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Zukros (offline) writes:

"I didn't expect that and it means a lot."

^ yes, he did expect it. My bullsh** detector just buzzed.

C'mon, he's got a new release out soon and he's having a go at dave to raise his popularity. His only claim to fame is a few years in megadeth, and he's milking it. I cann;t find it in myself to take this guy seriously ...

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DeathCrush writes:

something is not right here. Why is he saying this stuff now? It seems like it could be true since dave mustaine was not the model citizen back then, but I honestly think that he changed within this decade. Albeit, he has a pretty big mouth and really is incredibly full of himself. Either way, I would love for this showdown to happen.

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

This guy needs a job...he s gonna sit and wait for dave to say something else so he can sound off......not defending daves comments but this guy is backed up

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

damn pre-schoolers need to get off the playground!!

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Petërkopf writes:

And Mustaine isn't a leech I suppose?

It's bad enough to release some of the most ridiculously trendy material with absolutely ZERO relevance to your own musical legacy, only to squeeze the last few bucks out of your swiftly dying brand. But when you start namedropping proverbial has-beens like Metallica, as if that's somehow a failsafe ticket into the hearts of metalheads everywhere, you're just making yourself look like a total moron.

Then again, no one ever really doubted that about Mustaine. Fast fingers, massively slow brain. He doesn't even recall what he says in his own interviews.

You can always get a good laugh from these two pansies having a good little b****slap with eachother however. "I'm a cancer survivor!". "I'm a smack addict on a Jesus binge!" - Cry me a motherf***ing river, ladies.

Just pull the buttplug out and let's get back to the business of devastating some ears. You know, METAL and what not. Remember that? Probably not. Forced retirement is a b****.

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Greyback writes:

OK, I respect Young and what he's saying is probably true, but who really gives a crap? I mean, it's not about how Dave's a big egotistical towrag; we already know that. just play some fricking metal that doesn't suck!! We could sit here and talk about all the lies every band has told, but that would take the entire storage capacity in existance, so I'd rather just not care.... At all. NP: Asphyx - Death...the Brutal Way

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metal2death writes:

this guys the man. he needs to break down mustaines ego. dave brings a bad name to my fellow gingers

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Master_Randomizer writes:

wow

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. johncmetal writes:

Jeff is simply responding (in anger) to comments Dave has made in regards to him. It's no secret that the early years of Megadeth were surrounded by massive drug and alcohol abuse. Drugs have a way of providing truth as one sees fit to, well, see it.

Dave may have been a maniac (no secrets there) and a huge drug addict, but Jeff was no saint - he was right in there getting f***ed up and f***ing up. It's in the past.

Today, Dave (and apparently Jeff) is clean and sober. Sure, Dave is still yapping off, but the guy is still flying the thrash metal flag proudly.

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. HeadbangerHippy writes:

I think it very well could be a publicity stunt, but you know? I wanna see this 'showdown'! Haha.

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. murder667 writes:

lol this is ridiculous. what is playing old megadeth songs gonna prove anyway. we all know dave is a lying d***head so why feed his ego more

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. dimentian writes:

Do it for the hell of it. There's so many pricks out there that need a foot in the mouth. Dave is and always be a failure. I never bought any of his lame a$$ cd's and never will. Megadeth is so lame. I used to rag on my drummer for practising to that crap. There are so many more talented musicians out there. Let's spend our ears on that. Goodbye Karate man!

# Dec 20, 2009 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. wilco writes:

what takes so long for a repond from uncle dave

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 3:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. tallica_fan writes:

was friedman the only non wanker from megadeth? jesus christ this jeff young prick is getting on my nerves, what a lameassed attempt at publicity.

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 5:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. vegasfan writes:

Who is jeff young??? he was the worst guitar player ever in megadeth. broderick, polland, friedman, drover and petrilli were all better lead guitar players and mustaine is a much better all around guitar player. if not for being in megadeth, nobody would even know who jeff young was and on teh so far, so good , so what album, the best guitar was the rythem in "in my darkest hour" and "set the world afire" his sloppy a$$ leads left a lot to be desired.

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jsin666 writes:

Zukros: I went to the SFSGSW tour and saw cumstain carted off the stage on a dolly. That much I know is true.

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. gary writes:

talk about a guy in desperate need of publicity. I forgot this idiot existed. Jeff Young? Is he related to Angus and Malcolm? Seriously Jeff, have a nice tall glass of STFU!

# Dec 21, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Zukros (offline) writes:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=132378&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blabbermouth+%28Blabbermouth.net%27s+Daily+Headlines%29

I think we now have our reason.

Sure, Dave might not have been the nicest person back in teh day, but neitehr was Jeff by teh sounds of thigns, and they both need to move on - oh, no, wait, they don't Jeff needs to reminds everyone he was lead guitarist in SFSGSW as he has new material out.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 4:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Persecution Mike writes:

Why a guitar battle ?

They'd better start a real fight !!!

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 5:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Persecution Mike writes:

Why a guitar battle ?

They'd better start a "mano a mano" !!!

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 5:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Hammerheart writes:

tallica_fan: Dave Ellefson was not a wanker, he's such a nice guy. Even after putting up with all of Mustaine's sh**, he's still not bitter toward him.

Jeff Young who?

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hater_guy writes:

i'm guessing he won't be on the megadeth rock band game

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

HH: Elefson IS a class act. He donates to our "Voices For Children" benefit concert every year. Last year he donated a signed bass worth $900.00 and next year it's going to be a Victory motorcycle. Very cool man.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Hammerheart writes:

Wow, that's awesome.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. wilco writes:

elefson
a kick a$$ bass player but he belongs in megadeth
indeed the most repected bass player in the metal sceene

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. duncan hills writes:

here's a fun fact, you can add ellefson on facebook as a friend and he accepts you lol. he's got something like 5,000 friends now.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Lebowski writes:

Well I have admired Staine for years but I am shocked that he has such a big ego. I would love to see a Metal dual. Rather see both of them try playing Marty's stuff. While we at it bring in Buckethead and let's see who really rules!

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. wilco writes:

duncan i did accept him on face book but he dont reply
when you send him a mail
so i did delete him again
at least mickey dee sends you a message back on face book

# Dec 24, 2009 @ 2:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Necrovomit writes:

is there even a point? we all know 'staine is a lying c***

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. marteen writes:

Elefson is the true trademark of megadeth that created megadeth's signature of metal...

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Chuck Behler writes:

I'm very disappointed that Jeff chose to go this route. I couldn't believe he went "So Far" - no pun intended. I would just like to set the record straight. Seeing as I was the drummer in the line up at the time, I was present in the studio, as well as other places - I'll tell you, things never really seemed that bad. As far as Dave humming solos to Jeff, that was sometimes the case. Not to demean Jeff as a guitar player by any means, but mainly because he was called into the project at the last minute. In fact, he would share a lot of ideas with us during recording - not in a way to take control, but just some constructive criticism. Obviously, Dave thought Jeff was a great guitar player or he wouldn't have been hired to begin with.
I guess I'm just blown away that Jeff feels the need to bring up all this up now, after 25 years. After all, isn't the music the important thing? Whether people love us, or hate us, we did what we did because we love playing the music. And I really don't think people are too interested in hearing about the petty little things that happened between us back then.
I don't know, these are my thoughts on this whole situation. I hope Jeff can find a better way to get past this.

Signed,
Chuck Behler
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# Dec 26, 2009 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. xsrg13 writes:

dude i saw you in that one movie The Metal Years with ozzy and motorhead! i think. you still drumming?

# Dec 27, 2009 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Ashley Behler writes:

Yes, my dad is still drumming :)

# Dec 27, 2009 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Hammerheart writes:

Mr. Behler (if that really is you -- not that I don't believe you, but the internet makes it easy to pretend): Big fan of your drumming here, and thank you for clearing things up about Dave humming solos and things like that. I don't know Jeff Young personally, but it does seem like a plea for attention at this point, especially waiting 25 years to bring it up.

# Dec 27, 2009 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Mash potatoes johnson writes:

i dunno bout u guys but i always liked metallica better....but this is sum pretty crazy sh** right here :D

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Dimeoflage writes:

I agree with Greyback.


Id Pay too see Dave Kick Jeff Young's ass.

All this speculation....who cares?

OK;I will admit Jeff young is an exceptional guitarist but too challenge The great Dave Mustaine.....he must be mad!?

Made me laugh too be honest.dosent surprise me at all. I don't think hes lying? because we cant call Jeff a lair because we went there.but cmon that's the Dave we love....right?

i wouldn't want him any other way.

Man....Dave Played the best when hes smashed on H in my opinion.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 3:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Deadman151 writes:

Somebody needs to take a pin and pop this guy's ego before he floats away.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. DeathCrush writes:

I honestly believe Jeff. I also believe that Mustaine might have payed chuck off to say that. I mean Ellefson has a gag order right so he cannot talk. Why do you think he went on Westlake in the Pig the week after Jeff Young did? Even though he could not talk about dave mustaine he can make subtle gestures to support Jeff in solidarity.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. haha writes:

god shut up. Just fight already. Quit b**** talking.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Sherbzilla writes:

Dear jeff young,
Dave Mustaine is a prick....well known fact in the metal community, but if it wasn't for that prick no one would know your name, notice how every blog you post it always says "EX-MEGADETH GUITARIST". I'd have to say your jealous cause as much of a d*** he is, he made it and people love him and his music. s go suck a c**k and shut the hell up

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. amine writes:

seems like teen spirit, megadeth ruled, rules and always will. jeff just shut the f*** up and play music>; poor guy

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. tokenchoke420 writes:

I'll take the side of the ignorant prick that happens to be a metal LEGEND, over the side of a logical guy who has done very little to contribute to the metal community.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. cruor writes:

^Uhmmmm, illogical over logical? So it doesn't matter who is right or wrong you choose the guy with the status?

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. PrinceOfThrash writes:

At least Mustaine Tried rehab................ and eventually succeeded........ still injectin Young?

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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