Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says His Management/Label Get Bandmates Songwriting Ideas First


Megadeth vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine has a somewhat odd approach when it comes to fielding songwriting ideas from his bandmates. Speaking with 101 WRIF in the below interview, he said that the group’s management and label serve as the initial point men for the ideas that are shared. When asked if his bandmates bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Kiko Loureiro bring ideas of their own to the creative process, Mustaine elaborated:

“Yeah, everybody does—everybody has great ideas. The problem is there’s so many great ideas. So, for me, I learned a long time ago, instead of putting our friendship on the line and cause any problems between them and myself that when they submit songs and stuff, they just submit it to management and the label, and then, you know, if they like it… ‘Cause, see, it would suck—wouldn’t it?—if they had a great song and I heard it and I was busy during the day or I had something going on that was some kind of hectic bullshit and they played this great song for me and I didn’t hear it and it was gone forever. That would suck, wouldn’t it?”

Current plans have the band getting together in November/December to begin piecing together new songs for their next full-length effort.

[via Blabbermouth]