Dave Mustaine Takes the Crazy Train to Loonyville, Accuses Obama of Staging the Aurora Shootings
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Dave Mustaine Takes the Crazy Train to Loonyville, Accuses Obama of Staging the Aurora Shootings

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 16, 2012 | Comments ()


How about that! Dave Mustaine just surpassed Ted Nugent as the premier wack-job rock star of the conservative movement. What'd he say this time? Months after endorsing Rick Santorum for President, the tea-party nutbag is now accusing President Obama of staging massacres in order to influence guns legislation. As he told a crowd back in Singapore:

"Back in my country, my president ... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border ... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there ... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."

Full-on nutbar. That break-up with Metallica took a while to truly metastasize, but the trauma has clearly gone to the man's head.

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  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Dave Mustaine has been one of the more profoundly stupid and delusional characters to fling a mullet unabated in the last 30 years. You didn't think he was going to stop now, did you? You can give the sea 300 licks with a whip, return home triumphantly to your realm with the spoils of the conquered sea, you could joke about single-handedly turning the tides, join Jeff Buckley's merry band of Mississippi Psychrolutes, release the Kraken or make the breathtakingly stupid idea to swim the rapids and whirlpools of the Niagara River, but it's always going to be Davey who sounds as though he has been submerged in the ocean for far too long.

    Semper Feathering

  • Hiro_the_Eighth_Samurai

    I guess he was really hardup and wanted to get in the headlines again. Well, it seems that he has achieved that, but he had to say something this ignorant and crazy in order to achieve it. Even worse, I'm sure that there are millions of people out there who believe what he's saying, 110 percent.

  • TheReinaG

    Since I live in College Station (where we recently had a mass shooting), some asshat at the bar was saying pretty much the same thing at the bar last night. Where the fuck do these people come from?

  • Hiro_the_Eighth_Samurai

    Unfortunately, these people are born and bred here in America. There are millions of people who think just as he does about Obama. The things that people such as him say about the president are so absurd and ridiculous to anyone who's even remotely smart or aware, but those who aren't truly believe these crazy things and think that they're the wise ones.

  • Ben

    Of course he says this in Singapore, because if he said this anywhere in the United States the backlash would make him even more irrelevant.

  • Trash talking the president in a foreign country? Who does he think he is, A Dixie Chick? Boy, Fox News is going to fry him! Aren't they?

  • Archie Leach

    Something.... something REALLY ironic about davey boy talking about gun rights in a place like Singapore where you'd get caned for having a gun in your possession.

  • POINGjam

    Somebody changed his name to Dave Retard Mustaine on Wikipedia when I looked him up to see who he was.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I know the "r" word isn't popular around here, but that cracks me up. Sadly, it's not there anymore.

  • Stellamaris2012

    Who the hell is Dave Mustaine?

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well, he's an asshole, for starters.

  • Macrophage

    I am a huge fan of Mustaine and Megadeth...and Nugent too (musically speaking)...but yea, they talk a lot of nonsense...Nugent especially.

  • Gregory Allen

    This is actually a thing that people are believing, now. I had a guy in my World of Tanks guild spouting the same belief. I looked it up, and now there's this genuine movement of people who think that the James Holmes in court is not the same James Holmes who performed the massacre. This country is sick, and we don't even know it.

  • Miley's Virus

    Wierd that "World of Tanks" held something other than level-headed, fact-informed discussion.

  • Groundloop

    A musician saying something moronic in public isn't news. The big news is the coverup of Romney's secret plan if he's elected. On Day 1, he'll sign an executive order banning the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. Do you want to know how I know this to be true?


    At least that's what the pamphlets I've been getting from Jack Daniels, Chock full o'Nuts and R.J. Reynolds are telling me.

  • Devil Child

    I actually think Dave Mustaine's one of the greatest figures in rock and roll history, but he really is the single greatest non-child molesting douchebag in guitar music history, with the possible exception of Axl Rose.

  • GunNut2600

    I never understand why people are disappointed or shock to learn that sometimes really talented people are nuts, annoying, dickheaded, or whatever.

    William Faulkner was the greatest American writer...racist as shit.
    Most athletes can't stand their fans...which seeing how the average fan acts, its completely understandable. Most movie stars are morons....doesn't mean they aren't good at what they do.

    Mustaine is a completely out of his league when it comes to anything not directly pertaining to music. This isn't new. He has been kicked out of bands for his behavior, and his hardcore Evangelical turn is well known on the metal scene. That doesn't take away from the fact that the dude has a lot of talent. Nor does his talent mean he can't be mocked.

    I truly love him implying he is going to move to Singapore to get away from Obama taking his guns...not realizing that private gun ownership is illegal over there.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'm actually not getting a lot of shock or disappointment from the comments. Shock at what was said, maybe, but nobody seems shocked as to who actually said it.

  • drupi

    Venom was always a better band than MegaDave... who - not incidentally - is a born-again. (maybe evn a Stryper fan now, too)

  • David Sorenson

    I wondered about that. I didn't remember Dave being a total loonie. Being born again makes sense. Everyone knows that Jesus is a gateway drug.

  • K Landoni

    Sweet, I was looking for an excuse to watch Some Kind of Monster for the 10th time. This'll do nicely.

  • John W

    Wait you mean the guy who was too crazy for Metallica has a conspiracy theory about the Aurora shootings...

  • BierceAmbrose

    Maybe he can run on a third party ticket with the guy Guns n Roses kicked out.

    Whack-job / Whack-jobbier '12(*)
    With us you know the kind of crazy you'll get!

    (*)Good Godtopus, that's now.

  • BWeaves

    Shit, I thought that was David Tennant in a blond wig for a moment. Then again, WTF? Who is this?

  • Adrien

    He's Vladimir Putin with blond wig. No, really he is.

  • The Other Agent Johnson

    This is what happens when you do too many drugs and you haven't been relevant since 1991.

  • Protoguy

    I've always hated this guy. An irrational, pointless hate, since all I hated was his poser-ass posing harder than Joe Elliot. Now I have a more legitimate reason to hate the shit-staine.

  • AngelenoEwok

    I've always disliked him because the most notorious creeper/groper at the bars in my college town wore nothing but Megadeth t-shirts. I also felt bad because my dislike was unfounded and irrational (dude can't control his creepy ass fans), but yes, now I can go back to smugly turning up my noise at him. Hooray.

  • Anne At Large

    Now I want to go smugly turning my noise up all over the place. Tell the neighbors to watch out!

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