Who are you and what have you done with Megadeth?

Oh, Dave, Dave, Dave…What have you done.

I haven’t been a rabid fan of Dave Mustaine and Megadeth but ever since the late 1980s they were in my collection.  Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying and So Far, So Good…So What! were really iconic albums at the early thrash movement.

And so it comes to all of us at TwShiloh World HQ as a sad bit of news to hear that dear ol’ Dave has officially gone bat shit crazy and embraced the tin foil hat wearing paranoid in him. Now, if that’s what he wants to do, that’s fine but dude, really?  You’re going to subject your concert ticket buying fans to this?

Dave Mustaine, lead singer of heavy metal band Megadeth, said that Barack Obama “staged” the recent shootings in Aurora and at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is why The Who spoke for all rock monsters (and got it right) when they said ‘Hope I die before I get old’ because more often then not this people who were idolized by millions can’t maintain their talent for decades and can’t fade gracefully into the background.  They have to hang on the fringes of our culture, getting increasing irrelevant and either doing ever more desperate things in order to regain that limelight or they go ga-ga where we all can see it, tainting the fond memories they bestowed upon us, lo these many years ago.

So, I beg you, ignore the Dave Mustaine of today.  Remember back to his glory days when he probably wasn’t any smarter but at least he knew enough to keep it a secret that he lived in crazytown.

Now let’s finish up with a little anarchy, shall we?  And try not to remember that the guy who sang this was endorsing Rick Santorum for president just a few short months ago.


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