MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE: Will I Ever Retire From Metal

In an interview with The Windsor Star, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was asked whether he sees himself retiring from metal, or at least from performing metal, to which he replied:

“I could see myself putting farther dates between concerts, but do I see myself ever quitting metal?

“Not really. I think it’s too much a part of my DNA.

“I’d still want to be involved in some capacity, whether it’s as an executive, a producer – somebody who’s helping to make records or managing bands.

“I’m a trustee on the Grammy board now, and I’m starting to go into the next phase of my life – to really be an ambassador and pass on the experience that I have…

“And that is just as rewarding to me as winning the awards.”

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking MEGADETH‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.