Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Megadeth Front Man Dave Mustaine Finds Critics Bitter
Music critics over the decades have gotten a pretty bad rap from musicians and fans alike. It's absolutely no surprise that Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine who has been known for his radical opinions and statements over the years has some harsh things to say about them as well.
In a recent interview with Fox News Magazine, Mustaine goes off on critics with no holds barred. Nothing new from him of course, but this was probably partly in response to feedback he has gotten over the years due to his split from Metallica in 1983.
In the interview, Mustaine says:
“I think that there's a lot of people out there that are probably overtly harsh in their criticism and it's because they don't want people to know that they don't really know what they're talking about. It's like the old saying – dogs with no teeth bark the loudest. You find that the meanest critics are people with no real musical education and they're just bitter.”
Megadeth put out its 15th studio album Dystopia back in January, so I would imagine Mustaine would have some fresh feelings regarding the musical press and its lack of positive things to say about him and other musicians.
I can kind of understand Mustaine's own bitterness. The press has never really been that kind to him. To be fair though, it has been a while since Megadeth put out anything that was really that earth-shattering. I imagine Musataine has been getting a bit frustrated with being called out by the press for that over the years. Negative review after negative review would probably get to anybody, no matter how much of a thick skin they have.