MEGADETH Frontman Dave Mustaine - "30 Years Seems Like A Long Time, But Boy, It's Over So Quick"

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Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 04:11:36 EST

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine is featured in a new interview with Samuel J. Fell at New Zealand's An excerpt is available below:

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The band, which released its 14th album this year (almost 28 years to the day after their debut), has now been around for almost three decades, an incredible achievement in anyone's book. And while Mustaine has a reputation for being somewhat of a tainted character (before you interview him, you get the now ubiquitous, ''No questions about Metallica, drugs or religion'' ultimatum), you can't deny he's one of metal's greats and that the band he created is worthy of legend status.

''Time flies, 30 years seems like a long time, but boy, it's over so quick,'' Mustaine marvels. ''Sometimes I sit back and think how many things have happened over the years, and I guess the thing that makes me feel the best is when I see how many people who'll say, 'We met at a concert', 'We got engaged at a concert', 'We got pregnant at a concert', all these things that they share. These landmarks, these mementoes, they're really cool.''

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Mergadeth performed at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on December 18th. Capital Chaos TV was on hand to capture the action:

In a hilarious skit on the December 16th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Megadeth unveiled their new holiday album, Thrashing Through The Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas. The band also performed the Super Collider album cut 'Kingmaker' on the Sony Outdoor Stage.

Check out the footage, as well as the holiday skit, streaming below: