Dave Mustaine: Some fans on social media think you're their best friend

Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine (Image credit: Getty)

Dave Mustaine says he is wary of over-eager fans who try to interact with him on social media.

The Megadeth frontman says he enjoys speaking to fans on Twitter, but he is conscious that some people get the wrong idea.

Mustaine tells Linea Rocks: “I do a little bit, I like to talk with our fans.

“But there’s a weirdness with social media where there are certain people out there, that if you talk to them once, they think you are their best friend.

“And if you don’t answer them back…it’s just like the Eminem song Stan. Do not apply, Stan.”

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza died last month at the age of 51 and Mustaine says the band’s 1990 album Rust In Peace features Menza’s best work.

He adds: “Best performance he’s done? I think it would probably have to be something off the Rust In Peace record, because after that record, he kind of went slower and slower. I think that that probably was his best record.”

Megadeth’s latest album Dystopia was released in January and the band are currently on tour. They perform at Download festival on June 11. Soilwork’s Dirk Verbeuren is on drums for the band as Chris Adler has returned to work with Lamb Of God.

Megadeth ex Nick Menza was great friend says Dave Mustaine

Megadeth remaining tour dates 2016

Jun 07: Lodz Power Festival, Poland
Jun 09: Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 10: Download Festival, France
Jun 11: Download Festival, UK
Jun 14: Groningen Oosterport, Netherlands
Jun 15: Pratteln Z7 Konzertfabrik, Switzerland
Jun 16: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg
Jun 17: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 17-19: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 22: Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt, Germany
Jun 23: Hamburg Docks, Germany
Jun 24: Copenhagen Copenhall, Denmark
Jun 25: Halden Tons Of Rock, Norway
Jun 28: Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
Jun 29: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Jun 30: Munich Backstage, Germany
Jul 02: Rishon LeZion Live Park Amphitheatre, Israel
Jul 07: Sofia Universiada Hall, Bulgaria
Aug 02: Santiago Teatro Caupolican, Chile
Aug 07: Sao Paulo Espaco Das Americas, Brazil
Aug 12: Brasilia Net Live, Brazil
Aug 13: Fortaleza Siara Hall, Brazil
Aug 20: Ascuncion Independiente, Paraguay
Aug 22: Buenos Aires Luna Park, Argentina

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