Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Droogie? Droogie is a derivative of Droog and means friend, taken from the movie "A Clockwork Orange." If you are a member of the Megadeth Forums or a fan of Megadeth in general, Dave considers you a Droogie.

Will my Droogie status change? No, there are no other ranks, you will always be a Droogie and friend to Dave.

Is the song "Hunger" a Megadeth and Metallica collaboration? NO it is not. The song Hunger is by a band called Eternal Decision. The song has nothing to do with Megadeth or Metallica.

Who is Vic? Vic Rattlehead is Megadeth's mascot. Dave Mustaine developed the character. He is featured on the covers of the majority of Megadeth releases.

What does PMRC mean? The PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) was a committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. Their mission was to educate parents about "alarming trends" in popular music. They claimed that rock music encouraged/glorified violence, drug use, suicide, criminal activity, etc. and sought the censorship and/or rating of music.

What is MD.45? MD.45 is a side project that Dave Mustaine did with Lee Ving (of Fear) on vocals, Jimmy DeGrasso on drums, and Kelly Lemieux on bass. Their album "The Craving" was released in 1996.

What is the English translation of the French lyrics in A Tout Le Monde? A tout le monde (To all the world) A tout mes amis (To all my friends) Je vous aime (I love you) Je dois partir (I have to leave)

Did Megadeth ever cover "Battery"? No.

Who is that at the start of "Use The Man"? The sample at the start of Use The Man is from the song "Needles and Pins" by the Searchers.

What is a System Lord? System Lords are the staff here who moderate the forums. Contact them if you have any problems here at the Megadeth Forums.

Is Dave part owner of Cooperstown restaurant? Dave does own part of the restaurant. His good friend Alice Cooper opened Cooperstown in 1998, a rock 'n roll / sports bar in downtown Phoenix, AZ. You can enjoy this while you're there: "Megadeth" Meatloaf Traditional style, smoked and served on a thick slice of Texas toast topped with garlic mashed potatoes.

What does Dave have a black belt in? Ukidokan Karate and Songham Taekwondo. Dave did train under Sensei Benny and holds black belts in both Ukidokan Karate and Songham Taekwondo

What does MSGD! mean? It is Dave's way of saying goodbye after he posts a message to fans. It means: Mustaine Sez Goodbye Droogies!

What do the latin phrases mean in the song "Washington Is Next"? Novus Ordo Seclorum and Annuit Coeptis are two mottos that appear on the Great Seal of the United States. Novus Ordo Seclorum is "A New Order of the Ages" and Annuit Coeptis means "Providence favors our undertakings".

What does the song A Tout le Monde mean? The last words of someone recently passed to those they loved: je vous aime (I love you).

Who is the female singer in A Tout Le Monde? The female vocal is performed by the lovely and talented Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil.

What is a Megadeth? 1. Unit of measurement equal to the death of one million people by nuclear explosion.
2. The world's state of the art speed metal band.

What is the story behind Dave Mustaine's arm injury? In January 2002, Dave fell asleep in a chair with his arm in an awkward position, which cut off the circulation to the radial ulnar nerve in his left bicep, compressing it. A compressed radial nerve is commonly called "Saturday Night Palsy". This left him unable to feel or properly move his hand, as the brain could not communicate muscle movement through the nerve. His treatment included four months of extensive physical therapy, as well as acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and weight training. During this time he was able to fully recover from his nerve injury, as well as tendon damage in his finger he had previously suffered from. After being pronounced 100% healed by his doctor, Dave took on the task of relearning to play guitar, with help from guitarist Ric Flauding.
Read more of what Dave Mustaine has to say about it HERE