MEGADETH Frontman Dave Mustaine on Bruce Dickinson’s Cancer Fight

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine talks about Bruce Dickinson’s cancer battle. He also reveals how they recorded to ‘Rust in Peace’ album.

‘Rust in Peace’ is the MEGADETH‘s fourth studio album and released on September 24th, 1990 via Capitol Records. American thrash metal legends will celebrate the 30th anniversary of this album. The album also regards some prizes like platinum and Grammy-nominated record. For this special album, MEGADETH‘s guitarist and vocalist, Dave Mustaine, shares the statement on the band’s official social account of the recording process. ‘Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece’ also featuring a forward by Slash.

During the interview on Forbes, Dave Mustaine talks about Bruce Dickinson’s cancer battle:

“After I was diagnosed with it, I thought, ‘I want to call Bruce,’ it’s not like I have a whole Rolodex of rock friends that sing heavy metal music that have throat cancer [laughs], so my choices were limited. I was pretty proud of Bruce after speaking with him,” he continued. “Although we’re not super close, I consider him to be someone I look up to. He basically told me the same thing I just told you: surround yourself with good, upbeat, positive people, places, and things and try not to cause any unnecessary stress on yourself.

When you’re a frontman in one of the biggest bands in the galaxy, you don’t really have to tolerate the frontman of the other bands very much, but he’s always been super kind to me and very, I don’t want to say ‘gentlemanly,’ because I don’t want anyone to think that he’s not a bad motherfucker!”

He sadly revealed his throat cancer diagnosis in June 2019 on social media accounts. But after five months of his diagnosis, Dave Mustaine was told he was cancer-free last October. Check out the ‘Rust in Peace’ album below. You can also order here.

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