MEGADETH has performed the SEX PISTOLS track “Anarchy In The U.K” yesterday at Download Festival with MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx as a special guest. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.
In a 2005 interview with KNAC.com, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine said that he won’t be playing “Anarchy In The U.K” anymore due to Christian believes:
“Well, no. I mean, the ones that I did that I’m not doing anymore that to me is just wrong is SEX PISTOLS‘ ‘Anarchy’ ’cause it says I’m an anti-Christ. I’m not really anti anybody so I had to kind of take a look at that. You know, I mean, I am sure if I wanted to I could do ‘Black Friday’ or ‘The Conjuring’ because they don’t really mean anything anymore, because the lyrics from ‘Bad Omen’ I had to jumble up because it was a bona fide hex, so it was kind of like gobbledygook, unless you get lucky and you know something about witchcraft you’re not going to be able to deduce what that spell is. And ‘Black Friday’, you know, it’s just gratuitous violence which, that’s cool to a point, but there’s so many death metal fans that do it better than I did.”