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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Metal Trivia Answers: Conan, Megadeth, Tora Tora + more

Hello and welcome to 2018 metal friend. I had to burn most of my belongings in a rusted steel drum to stay warm this week, but thankfully I had time to write this email to you. Someday I hope to feel my toes again.

Below are the metal trivia answers to all the metal trivia questions I posed to Twitter and Instagram for the week of January 1, 2018.

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