Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Megadeth Singer Says Nu-Metal Mega-Un-Sexy

ENCINITAS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dave Mustaine made his name as the infamous bad boy who was so wild, he was once kicked out of Metallica for being too unruly.

But these days, as the veteran frontman and reformed addict- alcoholic who’s sustained a successful career in his own band, Megadeth, Mustaine longs for more creative outlaw behavior in rock.

Mustaine says too many heavy bands over the past ten or 15 years have become “about how many ways and variations the singer can scream f at the crowd.”

That’s why, says Mustaine, he’s staging the second annual GIGANTOUR for quality, talented bands that he, “as a metal fan, would want to see.”

While Mustaine stops short of labeling all so-called “nu- metal” worthless posing, he does admit that the “hair bands” of the late-’80s probably had something to do with the swing towards, what he calls, “bands that are up there to prove they can kick my ass, not play kick ass music.”

The GIGANTOUR – which features headliners Megadeth and a lineup that includes Lamb Of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy and others – kicks off Sept. 7 in San Diego.

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