Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine’s political views have always veered toward the … hysterical. And considering one of the dude’s most famous songs is about government cover-ups of UFOs in Roswell, it’s probably not a huge surprise to learn he’s prone to believing unlikely conspiracy theories. But his comments last week at a Megadeth concert in Singapore still come as a shock. By way of some light between-song banter to an audience whose first language is probably not English, Mustaine offered some theories about America’s current presidential administration, saying:

“My president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders, like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border, you know, Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”

So … he’s not voting Obama in November? (FWIW he’s probably not voting Romney either, considering the content of his Santorum endorsement back in February.) Is the NRA just facepalming when they see this? Mustaine followed that by teasing a potential relocation to Singapore “if America keeps going the way it’s going, because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.” Dave, Singapore doesn’t want you, either. Here’s video of his rant.

Comments (29)
  1. He’s been hanging out with Nugent too much.

  2. “Is the NRA just facepalming when they see this?”

    why would they? they revel in this kind of rhetoric

    • Really? I assumed this sort of blatant insanity (ostensibly on the NRA’s behalf) would only serve to weaken their cause. Who would want to align themselves with this? Maybe I’m off-base though.

      • i can’t say they have/did align themselves with this, but my impression of them for the past two or three years is that they’ve been courting the whole “obama’s taking away our guns” thing for awhile now

  3. He’s just angry because even if this world goes to shit, and we get some sort of evil (possibly nazi-like) empire/regime, Metallica will still be the soundtrack to the war and apocalypse.

  4. Dec rant. Pretty sensational but loses points for forgetting to refer to the president as Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

  5. In other news, apparently some people still care what Dave Mustaine has to say.

  6. Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, can we go back to giving this asshole the 0% of our attention he so truly deserves? Dave Mustaine’s importance to contemporary music is about on par with Humpty Hump’s, and we can excuse Humpty for being a douchbag because at least he’s a made up person. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with Mustaine weighing down this planet for at least a few more years.

    (cue the indignant replies from the 2 remaining diehard Megadeath fans that repeated 8th grade 5 times)

  7. Dave Mustaine is an idiot, especially in this case, but as far as aliens go, you are actually in the minority if you don’t beiieve in them. At this point, there are just too many reports for all of them to be fake. My own grandparents saw something very weird while driving on the highway one night, and they do not like to discuss it.

  8. For me personally, I think he’s on to something here. Good job revealing the truth about what goes on in the dark Dave, it takes some courage!

    • Christopher Arthur, you are a patriot and a hero

    • Afraid to ask if this is sarcasm…..

      *prays it is*

      • He looks to me like a 19th century anarchist, which would explain his susceptibility to government conspiracy theories and interest in firearms. Maybe he arrived here in a steampunk time machine? The only reason I doubt this is he said “Dave” instead of “comrade”. Hmm.. let’s ask him if he’s ever had a job as a cigar roller. If he hasn’t, the above is probably sarcasm. Either way, I agree with plb.

    • Great point you guys both definitely have done a lot of research to prove these events were staged can’t wait to read all about the evidence you’re both on to something the truth is out there

  9. I’m sure when he performs he’s reimagining the old Megadeth jams as actually about how entitlements, gay marriage, and environmentalism are destroying America. That must be hard.

  10. he’s just mad because obama prefers DRONE metal. am i right, guys?

  11. You think Dave is aware that gun laws are much more strict in Singapore?
    Nazi Singapore.

  12. “But his comments last week at a Megadeth concert in Singapore still come as a shock”

    It would only be a shock if he actually didn’t believe these things. We are talking about the guy who probably still cries himself to sleep for being kicked out of Metallica 87 years ago.

  13. I love how he says “Nazi America” then says “I guess I’ll move to Singapore.” You mean the country where chewing gum, bungee jumping, and homosexuality is illegal?

  14. Megadearth of intelligence

  15. English is one of Singapore’s national languages, FYI

    • True, although it’s still a second language for the majority of the country. Per Wiki:

      English is the native tongue for only one-third of all Singaporeans, with roughly a third of all Singaporean Chinese, a quarter of all Singaporean Malays and half of all Singaporean Indians speaking it as their native tongue. Twenty percent of Singaporeans, or one out of every five, is unable to read or write in English.

      • It’s mostly the older generation that can’t speak English. I guarantee you everyone who was there could understand him. It’s a heavily promoted language (for economic purposes…the US and Singapore are buddies). Sorry, couldn’t help adding my 2 cents…Singapore is like a home to me.

        But yeah, pretty ironic considering how intensely strict the gun laws are there. I’m sure he was just saying it as “friendly banter”, but it’s still funny.

        Most of the people there support Obama as well.

  16. English is actually one of the four official languages of Singapore, and in fact is considered to be the main language (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Singapore). The author just made himself sound just as ignorant as he claimed Mustaine did.

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