Megadick Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine recently participated in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun about the new album ‘Super Catastrophe’ ‘Super Collider’ and revealed his thoughts on a possible reunion with Marty Friedman and Nick Menza. On the topic of a reunion he said “Marty doesn’t want to be in MEGADETH. He quit, he’s a quitter, so get over it. And Nick isn’t very healthy. Look at any of the video clips of him lately. So it’s like either you’re stupid or you’re a dreamer. During our Metalocity interview with Nick he did say that he would be open to re-joining if Dave called him, but I guess he won’t be getting that call anytime soon. And that’s a shame too….because it would be great to see that lineup again. On the subject of the new album he said that it “entered the charts at No. 6. If that’s something to be critical of, then bring it. I’ll take that all day long.” I guess when Metallica’s Black Album outsold the new Megadeth album in a single week, he took that embarrassment all day long too. I mean, to have your brand new album outsold by your former band’s album that’s over 20 years old. That’s gotta sting!
You can read the entire interview here if you’d like, but first I’d like to address a few things here. I don’t know the real reason, but I’m guessing that Marty quitting may have had something to do with Dave’s struggle with carpel-tunnel. From what I can recall, the carpel-tunnel was impacting the band’s productivity. Marty was probably sick of waiting around for Dave to either get better or decide to put an end to the band. He wanted to stay creative and keep making music, can you blame him? On the Nick front, I can’t comment on his health because I’m not his doctor. All I can say is that Dave isn’t exactly healthy. In fact he’s really sick….in the brain. I’m not talking about a tumor here, I’m talking about religion. That’s some pretty potent stuff there and it can lead to major brain damage if abused or used improperly. Also, Dave dropped Nick while he was recovering from having a tumor in his leg removed. Nick went from being on temporary leave, to being replaced and told “your services are no longer needed”. Apparently he’s healthy enough to go touring in South America as part of the Metal All Stars tour and playing with people such as Phillip Anselmo, Joey Belladonna, and Max Cavalera…..so whattup now!?
Marty may be a ‘quitter’ but Dave is an asshole in my opinion. But opinions are like assholes too, nobody thinks theirs stinks. Except for me, I’m the first to admit that my brown-eye has definitely got some stank on it. Speaking of stank, let’s see how the first single from ‘Super Collider’ compares to the first single from ‘Rust In Peace’, shall we?