Wow, I get to write a Megadeath post. I can't believe it. This is a first. Dave Mustaine gave an interview to a Norwegian magazine called Lydverket. Have I told everyone how much I love Norwegians? They have given me some great stuff on Scientology. Anyway, in the interview Dave talked about his past in Metallica and said that his relationship with James Hetfield ended when James kicked Dave's dog. That would piss me off too. No problems so far with what Dave said.
My problem with Dave is what he said after the interview about the magazine and the reporter.
“These people are scum. Don't listen to their interviews, don't buy their s**t magazine, don't go to their pathetic garbage website. And stand by, because as soon as I see that interviewer again, I am going to put him in a hospital. That is a promise. I will find him too. Too bad the promo person (from the record label) was not there like I asked so this s**t wouldn't happen. Thanks for nothing.”
Apparently the publicity people had said in advance to not ask any questions about Metallica. Well a good reporter would ask at least one question anyway just to see what happened. BUT, the reporter says he didn't even ask any questions about Metallica and that Dave brought it up himself. Plus, why in the hell do you need a publicity person to protect you? If the reporter asked a question and you don't want to answer it, just say you don't want to talk about it. How hard is that?
You don't need to threaten violence against the person just because you answered a question or offered a statement and they wrote it. If you don't want something reported. Don't say it. That being said, I still like your band.