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