During the recent interview with “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill” on SiriusXM, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine explained that why keeping a band together is so difficult.
He remembered the time when they released Risk album in 1999. He talked about legendary solo guitarist Marty Friedman and said that ‘I was trying really hard to keep the band together’
Here’s the statement:
“I don’t regret anything that I’ve released. I think that the record came out at a time when, like I said, I was trying really hard to keep the band together. Marty and Nick [Menza, drums] were… everybody was just fighting all the time, and no one was happy.
Just think about it: okay, on the surface, what would Dave Mustaine have to do in order to have his management and his band convince him to do a song like ‘Crush ‘Em’? Which I don’t regret at all, but the type of a song that it is, it’s not our style of music.
It’s very kind of like… God, I don’t even know how to say it… To me, it sounds like an electronic song; that’s the purpose of it, but somebody who didn’t really know all of the crazy keyboard shit behind it.”
On keeping a band together, he said:
“That period for us was… I just wanted Marty to be happy, wanted him to stay in the band. I wanted Nick to be happy, wanted him to play. And it just seemed like a Chinese finger puzzle.
Every time I would move, it would just… it was the wrong thing. And after a while, I just figured, ‘I don’t need this shit.’ And Marty went this way, Nick went that way, and we just all kind of broke up.“
Click here to entire interview via Blabbermouth.