Rooster of 94.5 FMX‘s “The Wrecking Yard” in Lubbock, Texas recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine. You can now listen to the chat at KFMX.com.
Speaking about Megadeth‘s plans for a new studio album, Mustaine said: “We right now have a bunch of dates that’s gonna take us up until August of next year. That’s when we start recording the next record. We’ve already started working on writing stuff…
“Sometimes we’ve been forced to really kind of write on the spot. Right now we’ve got an amazing luxury to be able to take some time.
“Besides doing a lot of interesting things, the other guys in the band, I’ve got a performance coming up in April with the San Diego Symphony. And just interesting stuff like that.
“We’re trying to go a little bit out of our comfort zone while we’re near the end of this cycle, because we wanna make sure that we really experience as much as we can.”
He continued: “Life is what you make it, man. And we really, really enjoy what we’re doing right now. I mean, we’re not in it for anything other than just the love of playing music and looking at the smiles on your faces. That’s, to me, the biggest reward. Because if you’ve got a roof over your head and your kids are healthy, then you’re very wealthy. And if you’ve got enough friends to count on one hand, then you’re a really blessed person. I’ve had a great life and I love playing for our fans.”
Megadeth‘s tour with Fear Factory and Nonpoint kicked off on November 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Remaining dates are listed below.
Megadeth‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold more than 70,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises [UMe].
“I think ‘Super Collider’ is kind of like a really broad [distillation] of what our whole catalog represents,” Mustaine told The Morning Call in a recent interview. “There’s aggressive stuff, there’s thrashy stuff, there’s kind of more of the heavy metal stuff. There are someof the more introspective lyrics. There are some simple lyrics and soon and so forth. I think that’s what really makes the record refreshing is that it shows everything that we’ve done. It’s almost like a biopic of our career. It’s a pretty good slice of everything I’ve learned over the years.”
To read our review for “Super Collider” click here.
Dec 19 Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV
Feb 19 Westfest, Auckland Central, New Zealand
Feb 22 Soundwave Festival Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
Feb 23 Soundwave Festival Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Feb 28 Soundwave Festival Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 01 Soundwave Festival Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Mar 03 Soundwave Festival Perth, Perth, Australia
Apr 26 The Metal Fest 2014, Santiago, Chile
May 01 Estadio Cubierto Malvinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 04 Espaço Das Americas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 22 Hellfest, Clisson, France
Aug 01 Skogsrojet Festival, Rejmyre, Sweden
Aug 10 Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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