Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine shows off why he’s such a tool – threatens woman journalist.
Dave Mustaine = Heavy Metal Tool
This is a good laugh, check out Mustaine’s melt down, then read section two. I guess "she" better stay an inch or two out of kicking distance.
MUSTAINE Threatens To Send Journalist To Hospital, Claims Label Has ‘F**ked Up’ CD Promotion – Oct. 16, 2009
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has commented on the interview he gave to Norway’s Lydverket blog on August 7, 2009 at the Langham Hotel in London, England in which he spoke at length about his brief tenure as the guitarist in METALLICA. A video report (see below) containing excerpts from the chat was posted on the Lydverket web site on Wednesday (October 14) and was published on BLABBERMOUTH.NET yesterday.
In a post on MEGADETH’s official forum from early this morning (Friday, October 16), Mustaine writes regarding the Lydverket interview, "These people are scum. Don’t listen to their interviews, don’t buy their shit magazine, don’t go to their pathetic garbage website. And stand by, because as soon as I see that interviewer again, I am going to put him in a hospital. [Note: The Lydverket interview was actually conducted by a female reporter, Kristin Winsents, who is said to be one of the most experienced music journalists in Norway. — Ed.] That is a promise. I will find him too.
"Again, [the interview was] set up by Roadrunner [MEGADETH's record company] and left hanging by the label.
"Too bad the promo person was not there like I asked so this shit wouldn’t happen.
"Thanks for nothing, [Roadrunner]."
In two other separate postings on the MEGADETH forum, Mustaine reveals his disdain for the U.S. branch of Roadrunner Records for allegedly dropping the ball in regards to the promotion of the band’s new album, "Endgame".
He writes, "I don’t know what to say. How a record company could be presented with a worldwide critically acclaimed record, and that they can let it plummet down the charts in just four weeks into the hundreds, is inexplicable.
"I knew I shouldn’t have done this. Why didn’t I trust myself?
"I regret a lot of things in my life, but this is the most regrettable."
He then addresses the label directly, stating, "Don’t call me, [Roadrunner]. You are kidding yourself if you think I am going to talk to you. You are too late, and I don’t appreciate your threats. I can’t wait until bands start walking away from you. I gave you a masterpiece and the whole world has watched you fuck this one up."
"Endgame" has sold around 72,000 copies in the United States since its release four weeks ago. The CD has registered the following U.S. weekly sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan:
Week 1: 44,696
Week 2: 12,833
Week 3: 8,640
Week 4: 5,583
Kirstin & Dave the day of the interview.
Norwegian journalist Kristin Winsents, who was threatened with bodily harm by Dave Mustaine after she published an interview with the MEGADETH mainman focusing primarily on brief tenure as the guitarist in METALLICA, has laughed off Mustaine’s reaction to her report and says that she is not intimidated by his threats.
In a post on MEGADETH’s official forum from early this morning (Friday, October 16), Mustaine wrote regarding the "Lydverket" interview, "These people are scum. Don’t listen to their interviews, don’t buy their shit magazine, don’t go to their pathetic garbage website. And stand by, because as soon as I see that interviewer again, I am going to put him in a hospital. That is a promise. I will find him too."
"The fact that he does not even remember that the interview was conducted by a woman says that he does not remember the interview clearly," Winsents tells Andreas Øverland of Norway’s Lydverket blog.
"I actually tried to follow the guidelines that were set for the interview, which was to not talk about METALLICA, but it was he who chose to bring the subject up," she says.
"When one has been one of metal’s superstars for almost thirty years, one should understand the what doing an interview is all about. I am a journalist, not a part of his fan club," says Winsents.
"Lydverket" is the Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s weekly pop music show.
Pictured below are Kristin Winsents and Dave Mustaine on the day the interview was conducted — August 7, 2009 at the Langham Hotel in London, England.
Way to go Dave, you’ve proven again what a jackass you really are.
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