Dave et all will be rep­ping for the next gen­er­a­tion of heavy

Metal Hammer (UK) - - 2018: The Year Ahead -

“We’ve got a lot of stuff go­ing on right now,” says Dave Mus­taine of Megadeth’s plans for the year ahead. “Tour dates, fes­ti­vals, spe­cial shows in all parts of the globe. And, of course, we’re go­ing to be get­ting back in the stu­dio at some point.”

Dave is also keen to stress that they will be look­ing to help bring through metal’s young bloods in 2018, pledg­ing to take younger bands on tour.

“There are so many young bands that need an op­por­tu­nity. Ei­ther you don’t trust your­self be­ing able to sell tick­ets and you have to get a bunch of other [big-name] bands to sell tick­ets for ya, or you let that op­por­tu­nity go to younger ones. That’s how you keep the mu­sic alive.”

It also seems that the ar­rival of gui­tarist Kiko Loureiro and drum­mer Dirk Ver­beuren in re­cent years have reignited Dave’s love of song­writ­ing.

“I feel like the work­load has been, maybe not halved, but at least frag­mented so that I don’t have to do all the work any more,” he says of

Kiko com­ing in. “I got a great band I’m play­ing in right now, and I love ’em!”

Me­gaDave: on the hunt for young blood

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