Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has shared the secret behind the title of Megadeth song called ‘502’. The song took place in ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’ album which was released in 1988.
On Twitter, A fan asked him:
“Tell me what a 502 is please! I’ve been wondering since 1988!”
And Dave responded:
“It ‘was’ a California vehicular code for driving drunk or under the influence, that has since changed.”
Some of the lyrics in the song include:
“Pull over, shithead. This is the cops!”
Full tank, pockets lined with cash
Full throttle, gonna rip some ass
Drive all day, and through the night
Romance the road, winding left to right
The stars above guide me, the moonlight is free
A feeling inside me and the whole world to see
Driving fast makes me feel good
The speed of light trapped under my hood
Breaking laws ’cause there’s nothing to do
Driving the interstate, I’m stopped for a 502
Check the tweet from below.
It ‘was’ a California vehicular code for driving drunk or under the influence, that has since changed. https://t.co/XohbN5MMhg
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) December 13, 2018
You can listen to the song below.