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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says He Isn’t A ‘Political Songwriter’


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Though the’ve certainly had their share of politically themed songs, artwork and more over the years, Megadeth vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine doesn’t consider himself to be a political songwriter. He recently spoke about that with Full Metal Jackie (via Loudwire,) stating:

“It became clear to me several years ago that when you start talking about politics, you immediately divide your audience in half. And what in the beginning was, you know, quite tongue-in-cheek, kind of one-liner stuff started to, unfortunately, define me as a songwriter, and now people think that I’m a political songwriter, which I’m not.

In fact, we write about all kinds of different things, but looking at the landscape right now, these are really, really crazy [times]. Look at, like you said, the natural disasters—everything that’s going on, the inability for anyone just about anywhere to get along, and it just makes you wonder, ‘How did we become so devolved?’ It’s like the Decline of Western Civilization part three.”

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