During MEGADETH‘s performance last night (Tuesday, April 12) at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, band’s mainman Dave Mustaine has blasted people who object to his stage banter, saying they shouldn’t be attending his band’s concerts anyway.
“The last couple of nights I’ve been talking from the stage. It’s been a long time, and we’ve all been waiting for live music again,” Mustaine addressed the crowd. “And there’s some people who have taken exception to some things that I’ve said from the stage the last couple of nights. And I thought to myself, ‘Well, if you don’t like what I’m saying, why are you at a MEGADETH concert?’ If you don’t like what I’m saying, f*ck you. First Amendment, right? Freedom of speech. F*ck you. That’s what I say. Don’t take sh*t from anybody ever.”
Two days earlier, during MEGADETH‘s concert at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona, Mustaine said that he “peed on the floor” of the White House bathroom three decades ago.
Mustaine visited the White House in 1992 with the “Rock The Vote” campaign for the Democratic National Convention coverage.
“I want you guys to know that I’ve lived through a lot of different eras in the United States and seen different things, and one thing that makes me the most proud of everything here in our country is you guys, the way that you are handling yourselves and the way that… as the metal community,” Dave said while addressing the crowd. “There’s a lot of people that go out there and they say things and they totally embarrass themselves. And I want you guys to know how proud I am to represent you.”
“When I went up to the White House, I was so proud to be able to go up there and say, ‘F*ck you. You think we’re stupid? We are not stupid.’
“By the way, when I went into the White House, I went into the royal — whatever the f*ck it’s called — White House bathroom, and I peed on the floor. I had to. I had to.”
MEGADETH will release their 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead, on July 8th. recently Mustaine revealed that Steve Di Giorgio played bass on upcoming album.
MEGADETH are currently on North American tour with co-headliners LAMB OF GOD along with special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES. Remaining tickets and dates for “The Metal Tour Of The Year” can be found here.