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Megadeth Better Than Metallica?


09/25/2009
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(antiMusic) Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was on 92.5 WZUU FM The Big Dumb Radio Show. During the chat Mustaine talked about a magazine comparing his latest effort to Metallica's as well as the rumored "Big Four" tour. Blabbermouth is running streams of the interview but below are a couple of excerpts that they transcribed.

On how "Endgame" has been received thus far - Mustaine: "The record is a complete smash success right now for us. Even web sites that are notorious for hating Megadeth, like Blabbermouth, we got an 8.5 out of 10 there. I mean, go figure. And they even said something that was kind towards me, saying, 'Well, maybe it's time for us to take a lesson from Professor Dave.' And I'm thinking, 'Huh?!' I guess hell must be frozen. [laughs] And I just heard that there's a magazine a very high-ranking, established institution... magazine in the U.K., one of the guys there said that Megadeth is better than Metallica. And I was like, 'Oh, my God. The next thing you know I'm gonna wake up and I'm gonna be 16 again and I'll have somebody really hot and young laying in my bed.'"

On whether it gets annoying being asked about Metallica all the time- Mustaine: "Nah, it depends on what they're talking about. If it's the 'he-said-she-said' stuff, that's not OK, because they weren't there. But if it's stuff like talking about anything that was to happen, currently or in the future, it's total speculation and it's up in the air. I really don't like talking about it, because I have a new record out and I've heard both records [referring to Metallica's 'Death Magnetic' and Megadeth's 'Endgame' Ed.], and I think mine's better. And that's not a dig at [Metallica]; it's just how I feel. And I know that they've got a lot of records that are better than the stuff I've put out, but not all of it, and certainly not the stuff that we made together." - Find out his latest take on the Big four tour rumor and listen to streams of the entire interview



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