Friday, May 24, 2013
Dave Mustaine Claims That Roadrunner Records Mistreated MEGADETH
MEGADETH's 'Super Collider' will be released on June 4th via Universal Music Group (not Roadrunner Records) with Mustaine's NEW label, Tradecraft. During a recent interview with Vlad Busca in Romania, Mustaine talked about some of the issues he had with his former label home.
"I remember I was in Germany one time and this woman, who was from our label, was calling another band that was coming in 'product.' Not people, not the name of the band or anything like that. And I thought, 'Wow, that's really kind of impersonal.' 'Cause, I mean, this is our art, this is what we believe in; we struggle to translate our feelings and emotions into music and stuff. And sometimes you kind of get lost in the business part of it, because you have so much pressure from someone who works for a label. It's like: sell, sell, sell, sell. Instead of how it used to be 30 years ago when music business was all one word. Now it's, like, music, which is us, and business, which is a lot of the people who are board members and stockholders and publicly traded record companies."
He added: "That's what I one of the things I love about Universal is, they spent more money on our first photo shoot than almost all the videos that Roadrunner did. One photo shoot! Our last video we did for Roadrunner was one sixth of the money that they spent on our photo shoot. It just shows you how out of place we were there. At the time, though, you figure going back several years, heavy metal was not popular in America. It was about, you've gotta be Tayor Swift or you've gotta… First off, we were never really in this to be the most popular band in the world. We play this music, 'cause we love this music."
Don't forget that MEGADETH is going on the road again with GIGANTOUR! The tour will also feature BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, HELLYEAH, DEVICE (David Draiman's NEW band), NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION. Details and VIP packages for Gigantour HERE!
Listen to "Super Collider" HERE!
As reported recently, MEGADETH will be part of "The Battle Of San Bernardino"! This very special event will take place on Friday, September 13, at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. "The Battle Of San Bernardino" will feature very special appearances by Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton. This will be a big, loud and exciting day out for Metal fans in Southern California.
Stay tuned for more MEGADETH news!
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