Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine off the deep end in conspiracy theories

“Political songwriter” Dave Mustaine goes on the Alex Jones show to defend his comments about the latest mass shootings and his suspected idea of government involvement.

Dave Mustaine refuses to apologise for his comments that Barack Obama ‘staged’ recent massacres NME.COM

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has attempted to clarify his comments after he accused US President Barack Obama of “staging” the recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado and at the Wisconsin Sikh temple, but has refused to apologise.

The singer was performing with his band last Tuesday (August 7) in Singapore when he delivered the bizarre rant against the president, who he said was trying to secure new laws to control gun ownership by staging the shootings.

Speaking in a fan-shot video, which you can see at the top of the page, Mustaine also said that he believed the United States was “turning into Nazi America.”

Tip: @DrRachie

Dave, Dave, Dave. Please stop talking. Just make music. We tolerated your Area 51 stuff and the whole Metallica smack talk. But, stick to what you know. Just play guitar, dude.


  10 comments for “Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine off the deep end in conspiracy theories

  1. Burke Williams
    August 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    What an insult to the real victims and their families.

  2. Massachusetts
    August 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    I wonder if he really believes it or it’s just a publicity stunt?

  3. spookyparadigm
    August 18, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    The entire point of this blog is that yes, people do believe this stuff.

  4. LobsterTrouble
    August 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Times like this I am embarrassed to be a Megadeth listener. Mustain is a hugely influential guitar player, and has a knack for picking gifted lead guitarists. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that his lyrics are full of juvenile posturing. And of course being a great musician doesn’t make you a great intellect.

  5. rufustfirefly
    August 19, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    The thinking that leads to conspiracy theories like this is the same kind of thinking that leads to religion.

  6. Russell
    August 19, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    He should be ashamed of spreading such an ugly lie.
    I do have to admit that there’s something funny about a heavy metal musician pushing right-wing conspiracy theories, though.

  7. Geoff
    August 20, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Someone’s positioning themselves to be the next Ted Nugent.

  8. LREKing
    August 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    One cannot “clarify” a delusion.

    He is lumped into the same pile of intellectual detritus as Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr.

  9. LovleAnjel
    August 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    30 years of hardcore drug use will do this to a person. Mustaine also believes in FEMA prison camps and the New World Order. I love that music, but man there are a number of songs I have to skip.

  10. August 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Even if (big if there) the President was trying to instigate something, I’m pretty sure he knows the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim, and wouldn’t attack a Sikh temple.

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