Home Rock Music Why Does DAVE MUSTAINE Get Such A Unhealthy Rap? Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Weighs In

Why Does DAVE MUSTAINE Get Such A Unhealthy Rap? Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Weighs In

Why Does DAVE MUSTAINE Get Such A Unhealthy Rap? Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Weighs In


In a brand new interview with Canada’s The Steel Voice, former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover addressed Dave Mustaine‘s popularity as some of the divisive personalities in metallic. Requested why he thinks the MEGADETH chief is so incessantly portrayed in such a damaging mild, Shawn mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I believe a few of it might be from his political viewpoints at any given time. You understand how that goes — politics and faith can undoubtedly rub individuals the fallacious approach. That is definitely, I might say, possibly a part of it. Which I by no means had any remark of any kind on any of that stuff.”

Shawn, who’s at the moment selling the debut album from his WITHERING SCORN venture, continued: “Who is aware of? There’s all the time Monday-morning quarterbacks that discuss shit about one thing. And loads of it will get thrown out of context. One thing I will say on right here I am certain will likely be on a web page, saying, ‘Shawn mentioned this.’ It is simply to create a headline. It is clickbait, they name it. It is simply music, man.”

Drover, who spent a decade because the drummer of MEGADETH, went on to say that he seems again fondly on his years with the legendary thrash metallic act.

“I’ve nothing however good reminiscences and good issues to say about it,” he mentioned. “If it wasn’t for that band, we would not be speaking right now — I assure it… I’ve nothing however good issues to say about that. So I am very grateful.”

Shawn‘s newest feedback are much like these he made again in November 2017 throughout an interview with the “Speaking Steel” podcast. At the moment, he mentioned: “I’ve nothing unhealthy to say in any respect about [MEGADETH]. Dave Mustaine gave me a profession, and I will all the time be grateful to him for that. I used to be superb pals with him for 10 years, and at a sure level, I simply needed to maneuver on and specific my very own musical imaginative and prescient and do the issues I needed to do earlier than I acquired too previous. I am not a spring rooster, so I simply began to assume, If I wish to do one thing, the clock’s ticking right here… However I’ve nothing however good issues to say about that camp. Dave gave me a profession, and I’ve nothing however good issues to say about him and your entire group. I want them the most effective.”

Drover stop MEGADETH in November 2014 “to pursue [his] personal musical pursuits”, based on a press release he launched on the time. Later that very same day, MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick introduced his departure from the group, saying that he was exiting the band “as a consequence of inventive and musical variations.” The duo later launched an act known as ACT OF DEFIANCE with ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and bassist Matt Bachand (SHADOWS FALL).

In a September 2015 interview with Sticks For Stones, Shawn talked about his working relationship with Mustaine and whether or not private variations performed a component in his choice to stop MEGADETH. He mentioned: “I by no means had a problem with [Dave] in anyway. I all the time thought we acquired alongside very properly, and I knew my function within the band. And that is an enormous a part of becoming a member of a band like that. If you do not know your function and assume that you could stroll right into a state of affairs… to a longtime band and assume that you could be an equal companion or one thing silly like that, that will be simply that: it could be fairly silly. I walked into the state of affairs understanding what my function was, and I revered the legacy of the band and simply tried to do the most effective that I might. So it really was fairly simple. I acquired together with him very properly. I acquired together with all people very properly. However I used to be sensible sufficient to know what the state of affairs was, and by no means considering, ‘Oh, I will get my songs on the following document.’ It was by no means like that. I revered the legacy of the band and [tried] to uphold that to the most effective of my skill, regardless of who… no matter lineup was within the band on the time, I simply did my job. However on the finish of the day, I left the band — I used to be not fired; I left. So it was simply purely a musical… I needed to jot down heavier music, and that is what I did [with ACT OF DEFIANCE].”

Shawn joined MEGADETH in 2004 because the substitute for Nick Menza, who had solely simply rejoined the group. Drover carried out on 4 MEGADETH studio information: 2007’s “United Abominations”, 2009’s “Endgame”, 2011’s “TH1RT3EN” and 2013’s “Tremendous Collider”.

Along with Shawn, WITHERING SCORN options his brother, and fellow ex-MEGADETH member, Glen Drover, together with former FATES WARNING bassist Joe DiBiase and German singer Henning Basse, who has beforehand performed with FIREWIND, METALIUM and MAYAN.

WITHERING SCORN‘s debut album, “Prophets Of Demise”, was launched on July 7 by way of Frontiers Music Srl.



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