FAQ

  • 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 Cyber Army or a fan of Megadeth in general, Dave considers you a Droogie.
  • 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 (FROM THE SONG “HOOK IN MOUTH”)?
    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 worked on with Lee Ving (of the band 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 THE SONG “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)
  • WHO IS THAT AT THE START OF THE SONG “USE THE MAN”?
    The music sample at the start of “Use the Man” is from the song “Needles and Pins” by The Searchers.
  • WHAT DOES DAVE HAVE A BLACK BELT IN?
    Dave trained 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 DOES THE LATIN PHRASE MEAN IN THE SONG “CONQUER OR DIE!”?
    “Et erunt homines se ipsos amantes, cupidi, elati, superbi, blasphemi, parentibus inoboedientes, ingrate, scelesti” is Latin from the Biblical Verse: 2 Timothy 3:2. Spoken on the album by USM Latin Professor, Dr. Miles Doleac. The verse translates to “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy”.
  • 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” translates to “A New Order of the Ages” and “Annuit Coeptis” translates to “Providence favors our undertakings”.
  • WHO IS THE FEMALE SINGER IN THE SONG “A TOUT LE MONDE (SET ME FREE)” FROM THE ALBUM UNITED ABOMINATIONS?
    The female vocal is performed by the lovely and talented Cristina Scabbia of the band 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.
  • HOW DID THE DRUMMER, DIRK VERBEUREN JOIN THE BAND?
    Dirk was recommended by drummer, Chris Adler. Chris drummed on the album Dystopia and did some touring with Megadeth soon after to support the album. Chris became too busy touring with his band Lamb of God and recommended Dirk to fill in with Megadeth. As Chris continued to be very busy with LOG, he graciously bowed out of his Megadeth duties and Dirk became the band’s full time drummer.
  • HOW DID LEAD GUITARIST, KIKO LOUREIRO JOIN THE BAND?
    Megadeth was in need of a new lead guitarist, Kiko was one of the names brought up, he was contacted and invited to come to Dave Mustaine’s home in Tennessee. He was hired soon after to record the album Dystopia and the rest is history!
  • WAS MEGADETH THE FIRST BAND TO HAVE AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE ONLINE?
    Yes. On October 31 1994, Megadeth Arizona was launched; the first official website for a band on the Internet. The groundbreaking site set the tone for artists sites to come. You can read more about Megadeth Arizona at this location.
  • HOW MANY ALBUM RELEASES DOES MEGADETH HAVE?
    Megadeth has released 15 studio albums, 5 live albums and 11 compilation albums.
  • WHAT TV SHOWS & MOVIES HAS DAVE MUSTAINE/MEGADETH APPEARED IN?
    • Cliff ‘Em All (1987)
    • The Arsenio Hall Show (1990, 1992)
    • Top of the Pops (1992)
    • The Last Party (1993)
    • The Jon Stewart Show (1994)
    • MTV “Night of the Living Megadeth” Halloween special (1994)
    • Late Show with David Letterman (11/18, 11/24 1994)
    • Sound FX (1995)
    • Midday/CBC Television (1995)
    • ESPN X-Games (1997)
    • Rock & Roll Jeopardy (1998)
    • The Drew Carey Show (1998)
    • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1998)
    • Never Mind The Buzzcocks (2001)
    • MusiquePlus (2001)
    • Black Scorpion (2001)
    • Behind the Music (2001)
    • Some Kind of Monster (2004)
    • Duck Dodgers (2005)
    • Get Thrashed: The Story of Metal (2008)
    • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
    • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2011, 2013)
    • ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ DirecTV (2012)
    • George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (2012)
    • Fuse TV (2013)
    • Dave Mustaine hosts ‘The Classic Rock Awards 2016’
    • Late Night with Seth Meyers (2016)
  • WHAT AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS HAS DAVE MUSTAINE/MEGADETH RECEIVED?
    • Grammy Award; Megadeth “Dystopia” – Best Metal Performance (2017)
    • 12 Grammy Nominations (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017)
    • Performs at Foundations Forum ‘91; awarded Top Artist (radio album) Rust in Peace, Top Artist (radio cut) “Hangar 18”, Best Thrash Band (1991)
    • Foundations Forum ’92; awarded Top Home Video Rusted Pieces (1992)
    • Genesis Award; Countdown to Extinction – Doris Day Music Award (1993)
    • Two Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards; Dave Mustaine – Riff Lord (2008), Dave Mustaine – Golden God (2015)
    • Metal Hammer Golden Gods nomination; Megadeth – Best Live Band (2008)
    • Revolver Golden Gods Award; Dave Mustaine – Golden God (2009)
    • Two Loudwire Music Awards; TH1RT3EN – Metal Album of the Year, “Public Enemy No. 1” Metal Song of the Year (2011)
    • Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards; Dave Mustaine – Metal Guru (2014)
    • CLIO Silver Medal Award for Dystopia Virtual Reality Experience. (2016)
    • Two Epiphone Revolver Awards; Dave Mustaine – Lifetime Achievement, Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro – Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist (2016)