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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine It's Not Okay To Be A Loser

10/07/2016
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Megadeth

(Metal Hammer) Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine believes competition in the music industry is a good thing - and wants the world to stop rewarding losers. Megadeth are currently touring in support of latest album Dystopia, which was released last year.

Mustaine tells 97X: "Part of the reason I'm difficult to work with is because I demand the best that I can possibly to myself, and you tend to expect that from others.

"In order to win you want to surround yourself with champions - if you let everybody off easy, you get what you deserve. Part of the reason I've been successful for 35 years, had two great bands that I've been in and nearing a hundred million record sales is because I've really pushed myself.

"If you have a coach on a team, you want somebody who's striving for perfection. You don't want somebody who's going to say 'That's good enough.' It's like those trophies they give to kids when they lose. You're just breeding inadequacy - 'It's okay to be a loser. Everybody gets a trophy. We all win.'"

He continues: "In the music industry, when people say there's no competition, I cry foul. I think that's crap. There's numbers on the charts for a reason. I like pushing myself, not only musically, but in all areas of my life." Read more here.

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Copyright Metal Hammer - Excerpted here with permission.

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