Hit Parader, 1987: ‘Out to Lunch with Megadeth’

megadeth_1aJodi Beth Summers goes “Out to Lunch” with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth in the June 1987 issue of Hit Parader.

The interview took place at Sam’s Bar in LA, over “hot dogs, brandy and tortilla chips during a party in Megadeth’s honor.” They discuss the origin of the band name (“It’s a million deaths,” explains Mustaine, “and we want to leave our audience shellshocked wherever we go”),  his split with his Jehovh’s Witness family, and the possible name for the follow up to their 1986 album, ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying.’

I’ve always gotten a kick out of defying authority. Just wait, we want to name our next album ‘The Second Coming of Christ.’

They may have wanted to use that title, but they used ‘So Far, So Good… So What!” instead.

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RIP, 1992: ‘The Slings and Arrows of Faith No More’


Faith No More carried on without guitarist Jim Martin for awhile, but how did that come about?

Well, Martin talked about his unhappiness with the recording of ‘Angel Dust’ quite a bit, which led to a bit of tension. I’ve heard about that over the years, that Martin wasn’t too stoked on the new material, and he let it be known. In the press. In a time before Twitter.

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