04.20.15
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QuestionHi ScorpioN, In the latest video post Dave is seen in front of a dry erase board with the words: No one will deny me No one will defy me No one will define me... . Are these by any chance lyrics for a new song? Or is this Dave?s mentality and mantra for recording the new album? Sincerely, Droogie AnswerHello Droogie! I took your question directly to Dave Mustaine and here is what he...
04.13.15
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QuestionHi Scorpion, I've been a huge Megadeth Fan since the 80's. Recently I saw Dave Mustaine on an Episode of Hell's Kitchen (which I am a fan of as well). I was curious as to how that experience was for him. Jay AnswerHi Jay, Dave Mustaine and his wife Pam were indeed guests on an episode of Hell's Kitchen which aired earlier this month. I went to Dave Mustaine himself with your question...
04.6.15
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QuestionHi Scorpion, Thanks for the archives which is full of interesting questions and answers. My question is, What is the meaning of the sign on Cryptic Writings album? Sifat Bangladesh AnswerHello Sifat, It is called a "Veve". It was a style of writing warnings and notices for what we would call "homeless travelers" or "hobos". They indicate safety as well as danger, shelter, etc. Here's...
03.23.15
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QuestionScorpioN, In the song ?Hook in Mouth?, there are references to a P.M.R.C. What is the PMRC? Drew AnswerHi Drew, The song Hook in Mouth is about censorship, and it is basically aimed at the P.M.R.C. P.M.R.C is an acronym for Parents Music Resource Center. It was founded in America in the mid-1980's by Tipper Gore, to quote "alert the public of the growing trend in music towards lyrics...
03.16.15
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QuestionScorpioN, could you tell me about David Ellefson's tour in Australia this month? Is he only speaking or will he be playing music as well? Can you tell me more about it? Aaron AnswerHello Aaron, David Ellefson's "My Life With Deth" 5-date Spoken Word Tour kicks off in Perth, Australia on March 24th and wraps up in Adelaide, Australia on March 29. The evenings with David will feature...
03.9.15
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QuestionThe music video "Breadline", what was the inspiration behind it -Lynda AnswerHello Lynda, "Breadline" is about when Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson used to have to drive downtown everyday past the soup kitchens and they would see the derelicts out in the street with their shopping carts. They realized that if they didn't make it soon they would be one of them because they were...
03.2.15
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QuestionScorpioN, Studio update #8 which is posted on youtube during the recording of Super Collider, there is a song that is played at the start. I want to know is this just dave practicing or was this turned into a song then taken out before release? I always looked forward to seeing what this song would turn into and I am curious to know if it was indeed a song and why it didnt make its way...
02.2.15
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QuestionHi ScorpioN I always wanted to know about the meaning of ?So Far, So Good... So What!? ?s title and why Dave called it like this! Thank you Riccardo, Italy AnswerHello Riccardo, I sent your question over to Dave Mustaine himself. This is what he had to say. "It's just an added sarcasm I made to the end of an encouraging saying. There is no other meaning...I was just being a...
01.26.15
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QuestionScorpioN, I was wondering about the Hangar 18 video. What is that footage from? A sci fi movie? I have tried to find it but have probably looked in the wrong places. The only other answer I can come up with is that its film created by Megadeth specifically for that video. AnswerYou are right, the footage was created by Megadeth and director Paul Boyington. You can hear comments from...
01.6.15
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QuestionHello, I have been a fan of Megadeth since I was a young boy. I have been playing guitar bass and drums for many years now and I was wondering if you could pass this along to David Ellefson. When I play bass I use his signature concert bass by Jackson but I have went through several amps and just cannot get a sound that I like. I was wondering if he had any advice on putting a rig...
12.29.14
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QuestionHi ScorpioN, I was just wondering what acoustic Dave is using in this video from 2001. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rwQujLNQyV0. I couldn't really read it clearly. Also does Dave use/still have any other acoustics other than his signatures? (Come visit Scotland soon wee miss you) Thanks Dale AnswerHi Dale, the acoustic guitar Dave Mustaine was using in the video that you have linked...
12.22.14
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QuestionI am wondering. Has Risk(1999) ever been released on vinyl? AnswerHello, in fact the album Risk was never officially released on vinyl. Check out some Risk release info posted at www.discogs.com/Megadeth-Risk/master/33026.
12.8.14
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QuestionHello! I was wondering if there was any meaning behind the phrase "4 in the morning" in Dave's lyrics. Take the lines: "It's four in the morning" - Wake Up Dead And "It's four in the morning and I still see your face" - Almost Honest Thanks! = AnswerHello! The lyric "four in the morning" does in fact have meaning behind it. Four in the morning is supposed to be the time that the most...
12.1.14
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QuestionHey Scorps, Got a question for the lord and savior for all metal bass players: David Ellefson Back in the KIMB era David played with his fingers (I'm a finger style player as well) and I really enjoy playing that stuff, what brand of strings did Mr Ellefson use back then (if he played with fingers or pick) I tried a lot of strings before and attempting to play with pick and fingers. I...
11.17.14
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QuestionHi ScorpioN, I want to ask David Ellefson or whoever knows, is there a prototype of his signature Jackson concert bass guitar, designed for left-handed people, and if yes, where i can find it ? Thank you! AnswerHello, David Ellefson doesn't have a prototype of the signature model as a lefty but Jackson will likely offer a left handed model bass in the near future. Hope that...