Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Says His Is A Story Of Perseverance

(New Rock Times) Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he is a great 'American success story' as he recalled his journey from a difficult childhood to becoming a metal legend with a band which boasts album sales in excess of 50 million.

In an interview with Fox News the Megadeth star also revealed the secret of his band's longevity was simply to treat people with respect - a trait he says is lost on many musicians.

Megadeth will release their 15th studio album early next month when 'Dystopia' hits stores on April 8, and discussing the themes and tone of his lyrics, Mustaine tells Fox News: "If you're a musician who writes happy love songs and stuff like that, if that makes your boat float, that's great.

"I like talking about things that affect me. I came from a broken family, broken home, latchkey kid, I was on food stamps, that whole thing, so I know what it's like to have the odds stacked against you.

"But I'm also a great American success story of perseverance and that you can overcome stuff. And I think a lot of that is what I share in the songs - like, [no matter] how bad it gets, you can always change things if you're willing to apply yourself to it." Read more here.

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